Night Owl Society #1
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Night Owl Society #1

Writer: Bak Venhaus Artist: Pius Bak Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: April 26, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 2
6.8Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

When David's only friend at school is killed by the local mob boss, David and his misfit friends take matters into their own hands by sneaking out at night to fight crime and take down the mob without getting killed . . . or grounded.

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - Art Boorman Apr 24, 2017

    This is an unusually well-polished issue from a pair of relative newcomers, and definitely one you need to check out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Chris Campbell Apr 26, 2017

    The future looks good for this group of night owls. They have an interesting story as a foundation and a well balanced cast to inject some light heartedness into the darkness they are facing. Definitely pick this issue up if you have ever thought of starting your own team of crime fighters or were a member of the Breakfast Club in school. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Florida Geek Scene - Brian Reed May 24, 2017

    I've been a huge fan of Kickstarter since I found about it, and I love what it can do for new comic talent. I'm thrilled with this success story, so I'd recommend buying this book just to reward IDW for that, but it's also a pretty solid read. It's clearly an early effort, but there's plenty to enjoy here, and I can't wait to see what the team does in the future. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Apr 25, 2017

    Night Owl Society #1 is a good first issue if a little bit rushed. The team up story of high school kids fighting a mob boss seems like it is going to be a lot of fun and with the ending to this first issue, things are definitely going to get a little hairier. It would be nice if this could have been stretched to a four or five issue mini series instead of three, to let the story and characters breathe a little bit more in this first issue. That being said it is a solid first issue, but the story feels like it had a lot more possibilities given some breathing room. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GWW - Christopher Rodriguez Apr 26, 2017

    A fun comic book that has a lot of potential. A weak main protagonist does drag down the first issue, but the art and supporting cast more than makes up for him. Wasn't mind-blowing but was good enough to get me intrigued about the next two issues. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek-O-Rama - Rasheda May 4, 2017

    I am looking forward to reading this complete series, it is suspenseful and a nice break from superhero comics. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Apr 26, 2017

    Overall, it's an okay story. It didn't blow me away, but it was an entertaining read for the most part. If the characters were well-rounded, it might have helped distract from the predictable ending. The journey is okay, but when you have a well-worn formula, you need the journey to be the important part, not the twist that you can figure out from the cover and first five pages. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Graphic Policy - Allie Bustion Apr 27, 2017

    More than that, the dialogue and writing of this ragtag group of teenagers is stilted and uncomfortable. Everyone speaks incredibly formally and with none of the colloquialisms or speech patterns one would expect from any group of people under 30 who are around each other at least five days a week. Writer James Venhaus could use a reminder of what its like being under 18. Pius Baks art and Marshall Dillons lettering work for the most part but arent memorable for me. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - David Gladman Apr 25, 2017

    Ive learned over the years not to judge a series by its first issue, and while it is a little bit clichd at times, Night Owl Society definitely has the potential to become a great series. Yes, the characters all seem to fill generic archetypes, but thats true of most great characters in the beginning, at least. I can definitely see this becoming an enjoyable mashup of The Castaways and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and theres no denying that this is a solid start for a series with a ton of potential. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    AIPT - Eric Cline Apr 27, 2017

    This issue isn't utterly irredeemable, but it is simply too unremarkable to be worth the price-tag. None of the characters' motivations are believable, and the art isn't good enough to make up for the poor writing. Read Full Review

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