The Electric Sublime #1
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The Electric Sublime #1

Writer: W. Maxwell Price Artist: Martin Morazzo Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: October 12, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 6
8.7Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

"Art is anything you can get away with... destroy it all." Welcome to THE ELECTRIC SUBLIME-where art history, madness, and expression meet in a Pollock-splatter of thrilling crime adventure! When a mysterious change in the composition of a famous painting begins poisoning the minds of its spectators, Margot Breslin-director of the Bureau of Artistic Integrity-must pull famed "art detective" Arthur Brut out of a mental institution and back into the insanity that sent him there in the first place. Featuring a treasure trove of classical works, under-the-radar art, and a seven-foot talking mannequin, this is comics, imitating art, imitating life more

  • 10
    ComiConverse - Darryll Robson Oct 18, 2016

    IDW are branching out from their hit franchise titles and starting to include some brand new, slightly different, comic books. The Electric Sublime is one such title and it couldnt be that much further away from the likes of Aliens and Transformers. Its a wild ride into the realms of the Art world; an outlandish crime drama; and a mind blowing fantasy. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - John Patterson Oct 20, 2016

    This book is a must read and while it might not be for everyone, its surreal story and manic characters make this an exciting read. In fact, dont even think about it. Just buy the comic, get a comfy seat, strap yourself in, let reality go and enjoy the ride to the Sublime. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Comicsverse - Madeleine Slade Oct 20, 2016

    All in all, THE ELECTRIC SUBLIME #1 is a vibrant love letter to all artists who live with mental health issues, both throughout history and in the present. The plot, art, and characterization all work together to weave the relationship between creativity and mental illness throughout the comic. At the moment, it is unclear what Prince, Morazzo, and Lopes believe the nature of this relationship to be, but I am excited to find out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Doom Rocket - Arpad Okay Oct 13, 2016

    The first issue plays out as a series of astonishing reveals, each one a greater surprise than the one that came before, stacking up into a towering behemoth of a story. All of The Electric Sublime comes together to achieve what every debut should strive towards. The anticipation for the next issue to come out is overwhelming, but my imagination has been given so much fuel that I have more than enough to dream about between now and then. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - Art Boorman Oct 18, 2016

    Like Dorothy, readers are in for a trip into a different world.There is not only a crisis to avert and a mystery to solve, but there is a new and different world to explore.This new world is surreal, equally fascinating and frightening.This promises to be an interesting ride. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Oct 20, 2016

    This isn't my normal type of book. Still, I am glad that I have read it. The story could be seen as a “where does an artist get his or her ideas from?” The mix between Breslin, who thinks she knows everything and Brut, who does actually know everything is well-defined. It will be interesting to see how the series plays out as we move further into Brut's world. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Gehen Oct 23, 2016

    Unfortunately, with the creators so focused on world-building, there is little to be found in terms of establishing the characters. Considering this is only the first issue, this is not a major concern. However, the lack of any major character for readers to latch onto prevents this from becoming a fully immersive experience. Instead, readers are left with an intriguing and attractive-looking premise. Read Full Review

  • 6.1
    Multiversity Comics - Stephenson Ardern-Sodje Oct 24, 2016

    A relatively by-the-numbers effort for a first issue, but it establishes a world that definitely feels pregnant with potential. I'll be hanging on to see where the first arc ends up. Read Full Review

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