Punks Not Dead: London Calling #1

Writer: David Barnett Artist: Martin Simmonds Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: February 27, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 1
8.7Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

  Teenage geek Fergie Ferguson and his BF Sid, the ghost of a punk rocker who only Fergie can see or hear, are on the lam for a murder they didn't exactly commit. They've made it to London but on their tail are the police, the quirky paranormal investigation agency the Department of Extra-Usual Affairs, and some really freaky magpie monsters, so there's not (much) time for sightseeing.
While Fergie tracks down his long-absent father to get answers about his powerful new "abilities" (Sid calls them "psychic grenades"), DfEUA's old-school mod super spy Dorothy Culpepper and her sensible young partner Asif Baig uncover evidence that links more

  • 9.7
    Sequential Planet - Danilo To Feb 26, 2019

    The great writing, gorgeous penciling and breathtaking coloring are to show just how good this book can come to be. The story is just starting and we already get beautiful pages of 'exorcism' and other mystical manifestations. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Feb 26, 2019

    Punks Not Dead: London Calling #1 is this books best issue to date, taking the fantastic punk-paranormal premise and building a new suspenseful mystery on top of it. Few books on the market today are as confident and clever as this one, and we should all be excited for its return. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Stacy Baugher Mar 1, 2019

    A wild walk on the wild side with supernatural spectacles and musical nods, Punks Not Dead: London's Calling #1 deserves a spot on your hit parade. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    PopCultHQ - Adrian Care Feb 26, 2019

    You don't need to read volume one to follow on with this issue. But I implore you to all the same. It was an excellent series and this volume takes that many steps further. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Indiana “Indy” Marlow Feb 27, 2019

    A welcome return to what promises to be another insane rock n roll ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Christopher Egan Feb 28, 2019

    "Punk's Not Dead: London Calling" #1 keeps the punk in all of us alive with this excellent genre-bending series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Feb 26, 2019

    All the blood and spit and spirit missing in the modern world can be found in these pages. A delightful poke in the eye of contemporary mundane behavior as well as tendencies towards mindless nostalgia. Action, adventure, supernatural bass players and a real self-deprecating sense of humor makes this work. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones Feb 14, 2019

    Think The X-Files directed by early-career Danny Boyle, and you're about there. Ghost stories and deep government conspiracy, soppy teen romance and kitchen sink drama, all of it guided by an elemental spirit that belongs to us all. That's Punks Not Dead, back, better than ever. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Bleeding Cool - Leigh Kade Feb 26, 2019

    There's a great scene mid-way through issue one, where Fergie summons up a ton of raw energy and channels it through his guitar, wielding it like some Cosmic God-Hammer. The resultant battle is kinetic and cool, with an unexpected resolution. That's basically how I would sum up Punks Not Dead: London Calling"Kinetic and Unexpected. Read Full Review

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