Pandemica #1

Writer: Jonathan Mayberry Artist: Alex Sanchez Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: September 11, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 3
6.2Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

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War is brewing in America. A shadow government is preparing to launch "purity bombs" for ethnic cleansing. A small group of scientists and former SpecOps shooters stand in their way. Join the resistance-save the world! Pandemica by New York Times bestseller Jonathan Maberry (V-Wars, Black Panther: Doomwar). From the New York Times Bestselling author of V-Wars, Rot & Ruin, and Patient Zero!

  • 9.0
    Comics Bookcase - Jarred A. Lujn Sep 10, 2019

    As far as a first issue, Pandemica #1 excels. It can be a little dialogue heavy, but theres a BIG web to spin here. There are several moving parts between the conspiracy and character relationships, plus a really dramatic ending. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Sep 11, 2019

    Pandemica is a gritty and all too believable take on what leads up to the end of civilization as we know it. Disturbing and brutal. Is this the shape of things to come? Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Sep 11, 2019

    The concept of the series is what stands out. Pandemica #1 is a standard gathering of the team. At times the storytelling is a bit choppy too. But, between the concept and the characters, there's more than enough to return and check out more. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Robert Mammone Sep 10, 2019

    Pandemica #1 will have you looking uneasily over your shoulder, and scanning the media obsessively for signs of the coming racially inspired Armageddon. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Darryll Robson Sep 10, 2019

    A surprising start to the series, especially if you know nothing about this comic going in. The pages are packed with information which has it's ups and downs but overall an enthralling read. Read Full Review

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

    Pandemica has all the right elements for a great thriller; mystery, intrigue, betrayal and a shadowy organisation pulling the strings, and thats just the first issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Multiversity Comics - Rowan Grover Sep 12, 2019

    "Pandemica" #1 has tons of potential to be great, but numerous shortcomings keep it from reaching that level Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - C.K. Stewart Sep 12, 2019

    The dialogue and narration here would hold up fine on their own, without any art, and the opening issue isn't fast-paced or compelling enough to make it memorable for the month-long wait between issues " this one might have worked better as a novel. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    AIPT - Ari Bard Sep 11, 2019

    Pandemica #1 fails to deliver on its captivating premise. While having a promising concept, the book chooses to focus through an uninteresting lens instead of giving more attention to the voices that matter. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Sep 11, 2019

    Pandemica #1 is a mess from start to finish, a comic that reads like a movie pitch any producer would be smart enough to walk away from. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Wolf Warner Sep 16, 2019

    Let’s see where this goes.

  • 8.0
    Valiant Son Oct 12, 2019

    A gripping and interesting read. Criticisms that it is too wordy don't really wash with me, given that one of my criticisms of many modern comics is that they have too few words. The art is a bit hit and miss, however, with the colouring being a part of the problem; I understand the choice of muted dirty tones, but it does make for a rather unappealing visual experience. Nonetheless, there is plenty to like about this first issue, and have me looking forward to the next.

  • 8.5
    Phil B. Sep 11, 2019

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