Euthanauts #1

Writer: Tini Howard Artist: Nick Robles Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: July 18, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 4
8.5Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Death is like outer space-a seemingly unknowable, terrifying blackness that yields beautiful discoveries and truths-if only you've got the right kind of rocketship. Thalia Rosewood has had a lifelong obsession with death, keeping her from living her life to the fullest. Mercy Wolfe has a brain tumor the size of a billiard ball, and a need for a new recruit before her next journey begins. Inigo Hanover is a reluctant tether to the world beyond, seeking to continue a cycle that exploration would halt. Go toward the light. Then go beyond. EUTHANAUTS.
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  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Jul 18, 2018

    Don't be put off by the title of the book. Euthanasia is a serious topic that other than the wordplay that gives the book its title, doesn't really feature. In fact, it's the topic is exploring the realms beyond death, regardless how the person in question got there, that is the focus. As a first issue, the premise of the book is intriguing, with the quality of the reading experience exemplary. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Sirens of Sequentials - Monica Archer Aug 16, 2018

    I dont think I can overstate how well done this comic is in terms of both art and writing. Surrealism, particularly when paired with impressive, fitting visuals, is so frequently used as an excuse for writers to just make things up as they go without any thought to consistency or continuity, but if you look closely through the chaos and confusion you can see the clear underpinning of logic, repeated themes, and thoughtful world-building. I was honestly so blown away by it that I bought another series of Howards the next day (Skeptics) and ordered another on Amazon that evening (Magdalena: Reformation). I cannot recommend it highly enough. Especially for fans of Sandman or Promethea, Id say this is a must read. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Geek-O-Rama - Eric Jul 26, 2018

    Black Crown's inaugural issue of Euthanauts is a visual masterpiece right from the beginning. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Graphic Policy - Ashley Leckwold Jul 26, 2018

    After being away from comics for a while, Euthanauts #1 is one of the most engaging first issues I have read in a while. While the story does throw you into the deep end right away, it gives you the tools you need to begin to breathe and understand what its going for. Much like Talia, it stays rooted while beginning to look deeper into itself. While Tini Howard and Nick Robles story is ultimately rooted in something that is inevitable and terrifying, the fact it can make me look back at one of the worst days of my life and wonder just what exactly happened when I tried to sleep that night is a book that is definitely worth re-reading. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones Jul 19, 2018

    What comes next I cannot say. But it's with great enthusiasm that I await moreEuthanauts, to see the pretty pictures, to consider the daunting questions. To engage. To see what shakes loose inside my own mind during this journey. Will it be gratifying? Absolutely. Will it be frightening? Maybe. MaybeFranois Rabelais said it best when he said,"I go to seek a Great Perhaps." Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Jun 12, 2018

    Engrossing and complex, Euthanauts is the best book yet from former Vertigo editor Shelly Bond's new IDW imprint, Black Crown. Howard's script dives confidentiality into a universal concern"death"as Robles' ethereal visuals blur reality. An intriguing and gorgeous comic, this one is highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Tanveer Kalo Jul 18, 2018

    Tini Howard and Nick Robles give us an amazing world that is waiting for us to explore. From beautiful artwork, engaging writing to questioning death, Euthanauts is a must read. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Alyssa Jackson Jul 18, 2018

    This book isn't easy and it's introducing a lot of questions before we get any answers, but it's a challenge I'm very excited to follow. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Amy Ziegfeld Jul 18, 2018

    Euthanauts #1 is a promising start to a news series, with interesting mysteries that can, at times, veer into confusion. But it's gorgeous throughout and well worth a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Gehen Jul 20, 2018

    The genre mishmash, mysterious story, and engaging characters makes for a surprisingly good first issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Jul 18, 2018

    It's not a perfect first issue, but it certainly offers plenty of hooks to keep you going. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Jul 18, 2018

    Euthanauts is something extraordinary in approach and hopefully as good in future execution. At this point, little more than hints have been provided in this first issue, but they are promising morsels, and very intriguing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geekery Magazine - Lucas Fashina Jul 18, 2018

    Euthanauts #1 is going to have 4 different covers: Cover A Regular Nick Robles Cover; Cover B Variant Mark Buckingham Cover;Cover B Variant Mark Buckingham Cover;Cover C Incentive Nick Robles Variant Cover; Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Elias Rosner Jul 19, 2018

    Final Verdict: 7.0. A gorgeous comic that has the potential to be great but will lose readers due to an overwhelming amount of information that doesn't fit together as of yet. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jul 31, 2018

    Euthanauts #1 has potential, both to be something Id love and something Id probably zone out while reading. That said, Ill cop to my subjectivity there and say, either way, it is a good book. The characters are interesting, and the art is great. I recommend at least checking this first issue out. Give it a try. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - John Wallace Jul 18, 2018

    Were off to a good solid start here. I have my niggles, and needing to read the publishers blurb to get a foothold in the issue probably shouldnt be a necessity. Its something that I can see being rectified as the story unfolds, but that approach works for a trade paperback, not a single issue. Its not Flatliners, (Ive been waiting all review to say that) and its not What Dreams May Come, but Howard and Robles are creating their own intriguing Deathscape. A really healthy start that promises more. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jul 17, 2018

    There's a lot of places a book like this can go, and that sense of discovery and possibility makes Euthanauts an easy book to enjoy, even if the various moving parts of the series hasn't quite come together yet. That said, what's indisputable is how beautiful this book looks - with production values this high, it's easy to recommend sticking around, to see if Euthanauts can make this ambitious narrative journey unscathed. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Double Down Aug 1, 2018


    Story: 5/10
    Art: 8/10
    Overall: 7/10

    Story: I have to admit, this cover really caught me. I don't know what it was, but I started thinking about the imagery... and the premise of this magic air helmet that lets you live forever... the more i looked at this cover, the more I kept thinking, and dreaming. I love this cover.

    Enough about the cover. Let's talk about the story, since the story didn't even touch on anything whatsoever that I had thought about.

    The story started off really strong, like, really strong. I was in, I was involved... and then the book took a huge left turn. That moment when the dying woman took a swing with her oxygen tank to clock our main character more

  • 10
    Greg Hound Sep 18, 2018

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    Korma Bones Jan 31, 2019

  • 7.0
    beatbox1980 Nov 28, 2018

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