Star Pig #1

Writer: Delilah S Dawson Artist: Francesco Gaston Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: July 24, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 1
8.5Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

Like many late-21st-century teens, geeky 16-year-old Vess gets packed off to spend her summer at Space Camp-which is literally in space. Tragically, a shuttle accident sends her and the rest of the passengers careening toward a cold, frosty death among the stars. But when a gigantic, space-faring water bear miraculously rescues Vess and her beloved retro Discman, it's the beginning of an extraordinary friendship and an incredible journey home, all set to the nostalgic tunes of Vess's 1990s-heavy playlist. From the mind of New York Times bestseller Delilah S. Dawson (Star Wars: Forces of Destiny, Marvel Action: Spider-Man) comes an inventive s more

  • 10
    Rogues Portal - Howard Smith May 22, 2020

    Star Pig is unlike any other title I have read before. It is pure fun and adventurous, and if you are looking for something new, it is totally in your wheelhouse. If it is sci-fi you want, it is sci-fi you will get within these pages. So, go read it! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Jul 24, 2019

    These improbable companions are off to some grand adventure. There is no real villain yet, but there is something heroic about even the incredible large fleshy Star Pig. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Jul 25, 2019

    I've read Star Pig #1, and I'm in. I love that Earth is not the ruling force of the galaxy, but rather the place with the coolest kitsch. Tardigrades are amazing and I am delighted to find one here. I look forward to wherever this journey is going to take these oddball characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Blair Jul 26, 2019

    A wonderful comic with great characters and tons of heart; but if there aren't plans for a Space Pig plushie in the near future"I will be very disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Rogues Portal - Nico Sprezzatura Jul 24, 2019

    Dawsons script is playful on its own, but Gaston and colorist Sebastian Cheng definitely accentuate it with colorful, whimsical visuals. Tardigrades are already cute to look at, but its their rendering of Star Pig that makes him look especially cuddly, depicted in a welcoming shade of pink that almost gives the impression of a huge, floating wad of chewed gum in some spots. I also love the general art direction of the book and cover (by Sara Richard), which is very 80s/90s Lisa Frank, Trapper Keeper-esque. It gives you a sense of the tone the creative team is trying to achieve, and I think it meets it rather successfully. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Tanner Dedmon Jul 24, 2019

    Some of the slang where things like "omg" and "turbo ominous" are said don't exactly hit every time, but here's hoping that that part of the book grows on me since the rest of Star Pig is excellent. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Nathan Simmons Jul 24, 2019

    This is a fun first issue teeming with fantastic art and snappy dialogue. It's hard not to want your own giant tardigrade after reading it. Read Full Review

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