Doomsday.1 #1

Doomsday.1 #1

Writer: John Byrne Artist: John Byrne Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: May 15, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9
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The Earth may have dodged a bullet on 12/21/2012, but there are worse things in store for our little blue planet. Seven adventurers aboard the International Space Station watch in horror as most of the world is decimated by a monster solar flare. And their only choice is to return to the surface, and face whatever awaits them there!

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck May 19, 2013

    It's a terrific start to a new series and requires no knowledge of the original version. But fans of the original will enjoy the return of an old favorite, all decked out for a modern audience. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Andrew Sanford May 16, 2013

    I am on board as this is something different for me. I am enjoying that it is apparently a world without super powers, magic, or fantastical creatures but still has exciting elements. The only concern would be how some of the recent Byrne works have not lasted very long but as long as this stays as good as the first issue, I am on board. If you like Byrne, I would imagine you would like this as well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Stash My Comics - Leo Johnson May 16, 2013

    All in all, it's certainly not a bad comic. It's worth a read and could be great for a new reader that loves post-apocalyptic stories and wants to stay away from thesuperhero genre. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Joshua Yehl May 15, 2013

    In fact, if you told me this comic came out in the '90s then I would have believed you. And back then it might have even seen a more successful debut, but it's 2013 now and we've seen more than our fair share of disaster stories. Unfortunately, that leaves Doomsday.1 as a good comic without a great hook. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bloody Disgusting - ShadowJayd May 20, 2013

    All in all, Doomsday.1 #1 doesnt offer much in terms of innovating the End of the World trope, but it has the potential to take readers on a dramatically engaging adventure with all the stories its weaving. Clich as they may be, the characters are surprisingly, and refreshingly, diverse. Readers will be looking forward to discovering more about them, as well as what remains on post-apocalyptic planet Earth. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring May 15, 2013

    DOOMSDAY.1 #1 is a decent start to a series with an immense amount of potential. The concept of this book is so fantastic, and while this was an overall, decent issue, Byrne's ideas alone have me roped in for the next issue. His art works well for the story, and he has some incredibly well-paced action sequences as well. On the downside, the dialogue is pretty rough. There's a couple instances of odd character interaction and speech. Also, it seems we spent more time reading about this world than being shown. However, Byrne is a legend in the industry, and this book is a good indication that he still has some amazing ideas and solid stories. Overall, I give this book a mild recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza May 15, 2013

    This is low budget sci-fi oddity without any really interesting characters. In this first issue there are no aliens, dinosaurs or other spectacular creatures, just humans making decisions that impact the people around them. It's all plot and movement around that plot. All in all, it's a decent enough read, but not packed with anything extraordinarily memorable. I'm sure science buffs will punch all sorts of holes in it, but as a vehicle for Byrne's over-the-top storytelling and hyper-detailed, stylistic art, "Doomsday.1" #1 hits the mark. Personally, I prefer more dynamic applications for Byrne's art. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Steve Paugh May 16, 2013

    The art is your classic Byrne, which is pretty great, but that’s just not enough anymore, certainly not in elevating Doomsday.1 from a jittery-paced narrative with an almost complete lack of nuance and originality into something worth your money. As with everything, I’ll give this story another shot in its second issue, but I’m not really expecting much. I have to admit, I’m feeling a bit Byrned-out. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Sacks May 21, 2013

    Sorry, Mr. Byrne and his ever-shrinking legion of fans. I gave this comic a real try. Doomsday.1 is really quite awful. Read Full Review

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