Eve Stranger #1

Writer: David Barnett Artist: Philip Bond Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: May 8, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 1
8.5Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

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You have unlimited funds, a jet-set lifestyle, and extraordinary abilities. And your bloodstream is filled with nano bombs. The contents of a syringe will deactivate them for a week and also wipe your memory. So what happens when you develop a sneaking suspicion that you're actually working for the bad guys? EVE STRANGER, amnesiac-for-hire.
High-octane thrills!
Impossible missions!
Doomed romance!

  • 10
    Batman's Bookcase - Zack Quaintance May 7, 2019

    The confident and clear narrative voice staves off the disorientation inherent to a story about an amnesiac, while the artwork is all kinds of stylish. This is one hip comic, and it reads like a lightning bolt of pure fun to the face. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Multiversity Comics - John Schaidler May 10, 2019

    As debut issues go, "Eve Stranger" #1 is damn near as good as it gets. An outstanding addition to the already solid Black Crown lineup and another hit for writer David Barnett. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally May 8, 2019

    Philip Bond has some beautifully detailed art throughout this issue and it does a great job of visually grabbing the reader. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson May 14, 2019

    A really effective first issue, which makes me want more of this series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins May 8, 2019

    Eve Stranger is a suspense thriller where the biggest mystery is the protagonist herself. She is some kind of secret weapon, but for whom? Whatever she is doing it sure pays well, though. The second story in the issue is excellent as well, and worth the price of admission alone. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    PopCultHQ - Adrian Care May 7, 2019

    Black Crown continues to put out books of a high standard of quality that aren't like anything anybody else is publishing. Eve Stranger is the closest thing to a mainstream book it has but it still feels unique and innovative. The art is out of this world fantastic with so much mass-appeal and the story is the written version of that. It's got intrigue, character, action and clever wit. Like a pill that guarantees creativity and adventure in healthy doses, you'll be instantly hooked. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Sequential Planet - Danilo To May 7, 2019

    Eve Stranger #1 embraces the action-filled story it promises to be. Taking it's time to present all the elements in a charismatic manner this comic should be yet another great title by an incredibly creative and resourceful group of artists. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Olivier Roth May 9, 2019

    All in all, this was a fun first issue that gives the reader just enough information that you want to know what will come next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose May 10, 2019

    Equal parts Memento and The Jason Bourne Identity, writer David Barnett and artist Phillip Bond create a compelling heroine in Eve Stranger #1, even if this debut issue suffers from a bit of decompression on the whole. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Charlie Ridgely May 8, 2019

    Eve Stranger is essentially a millennial version of Jason Bourne with even more hints at secrets layered in its first chapter. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton May 10, 2019

    Eve Stranger #1's story is a tad derivative of the action movies that I mentioned in the first paragraph, but David Barnett and Philip Bond seem to be just as concerned with their protagonist's emotion and quest for autonomy as showing her doing cool things. Plus the art and colors are stylish, distinct, and the opposite of house style, which has been one of the strengths of the Black Crown imprint as a whole. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Mark Scott May 12, 2019

    I see a lot of people asking for recommendations for their teenagers to pick up, and I think this would definitely be something to suggest if they wanted to step outside the world of capes and cowls. Id also say that if youre generally a thriller or an espionage fan that this is a good series to pick up. I had fun with it and Im already adding it to my ever-expanding pull list. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Sal May 9, 2019

    If you think you have a tough job, imagine you wake up in a strange hotel room, a gun on the bed, an address in Florida, absolutely no memory of your past, and a message telling you that you’re going to die if you don’t pay attention - only to have to do it all again next week.

    A terrific concept executed with style, Eve Stranger #1 is an impressive debut issue from David Barnett and Phillip Bond that has the formula to be a break-out hit for Black Crown books.

    When Eve Stranger wakes up in a hotel in New York, she is confused and has no memory of her past. A journal entry, claiming to have been written by Eve herself the night before, tells her she has a week to get to Miami and check into another strange hotel more

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