Earthdivers #1

Writer: Stephen Graham Jones Artist: Davide Gianfelice Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: October 5, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 6
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Stephen Graham Jones makes his ongoing comics debut with Earthdivers! The year is 2112, and it's the apocalypse exactly as expected: rivers receding, oceans rising, civilization crumbling. Humanity has given up hope, except for a group of outcast Indigenous survivors who have discovered a time travel portal in a cave in the middle of the desert and figured out where the world took a sharp turn for the worst: America. Convinced that the only way to save the world is to rewrite its past, they send one of their own on a bloody, one-way mission back to 1492 to kill Christopher Columbus before he reaches the so-called New World. But taking more

  • 10 - Tim Adams Oct 5, 2022

    Earthdivers takes the standard time travel story and puts a new spin on it by focusing on the potential murder of American historical figure: Christopher Columbus. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Oct 9, 2022

    Stephen Graham Jones gets off to a great start with Earthdivers. I really enjoyed the fact that Tad was having to do things that he'd not dream of doing in order to fit in. The killing of the sailor at the start is pretty much the first instance of Tad having to go against his true nature so he can move forward with his mission. I'm looking forward to the next issue to see where this goes. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Oct 5, 2022

    Earthdivers #1 kicks off a nice time travel "what if type of story. Its focus is what makes it stand out keeping readers guessing what might happen next. While the overall idea isn't anything new (kill someone to change the future), how it's presented feels different and fresh and makes it a debut that's well worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Oct 4, 2022

    An interesting and compelling start, Earthdivers #1 excels with a great premise, outstanding artwork, and a perspective we don't see often enough in our media. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Oct 12, 2022

    This book ticks all the boxes of what I'm looking for and executes its concept beautifully. I adore the artwork and the way that everything is laid out as well as the distinctive nature of so many of the characters. The story hits exactly what I want to see as a big what-if kind of thing that I've read before in science fiction novels so seeing it play out this way scratches that itch. The focus on both past and present works well and I'm hopeful there's a neat hook for the present-day side to work with that'll hold up against what we see in the past as that's definitely the storyline to follow. I'm excited to see where this goes. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Oct 4, 2022

    Earthdivers boldly, brashly challenges historical convention, and despite some narrative bumps in the road, succeeds in hooking readers in with its mammoth premise. Now, if it can slow down and give itself space to breathe in future issues, it might well turn out to be a modern classic. Hats off to the entire creative team and IDW for taking such a gamble on a comic that's sure to court controversy in all the right ways. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Sep 30, 2022

    While there's undoubtedly a lot to like here, and a lot of potentially great storytelling to come, the niggling gaps in the exposition and an overall lack of urgency slightly derailed my enjoyment of the first issue. That said, I'm still planning on sticking with this series as it unfolds, if only to see whether my many, many questions are going to be answered. Worth a look, but dont expect a lot of information or context right away. Read Full Review

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