Wild Blue Yonder #1

Wild Blue Yonder #1

Writer: Mike Raicht, Austin Harrison Artist: Zach Howard Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: June 19, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12
8.6Critic Rating
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Take to the skies in this thrilling new action-adventure sci-fi tale. In the near future, mankind has destroyed the Earth, and the only refuge from radioactive pollution can be found in the skies. Unfortunately dwindling supplies and bloodthirsty air-pirates make life all the harder. Will the crew of the Dawn escape the merciless Judge and survive another week? Read the book everyone will be talking about and find out!

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Sergio Porras Jun 19, 2013

    It’s not fair to say that Wild Blue Yonder has flown under the radar just because I didn't know anything about it, but even after doing some research on the book after reading it I can say that its hasn't received the proper solicitation that it deserves and I hope that comic fans won’t write it off just because it hasn't been hyped up. For those of you who take the leap on something new then kudos, I don't think that you'll be the least bit disappointed. For the rest of you who will pick it up and put it back down after flipping through a few of the pages, then you'll be sorry when you miss out on the ground floor of what’s sure to be an amazing story from a creative team that has really given it everything they have. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Stash My Comics - Leo Johnson Jun 20, 2013

    As a first issue, this is great book for new readers to pick up. As a completely new series, there is no companion work needed to understand the world created in this book. The story itself does a great job of presenting this new world in an easy to digest way. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Zackery Cote Jun 26, 2013

    I really can't say enough good things about this comic. I'm not a huge comic person, but I'm a writer, so if there's one thing I love and respect, it's good story. Wild Blue Yonder has it. After only one issue I'm already curious to see what happens next. As little as I know about them, I can't wait to find out what happens to the crew of The Dawn next. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Spectrum - Jeff Bouchard Jun 26, 2013

    This is a strong first issue that builds a unique and fascinating world in a genre often found in comics. It pulls you in and makes you care about these characters in a short amount of time and sets itself apart from the other post-apocalyptic books on the shelves. I highly recommend checking out Wild Blue Yonder #1 and I am excited to see where the story goes. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Jun 19, 2013

    The real star of the show here is the art. Zack Howard and colorist Nelson Daniel just crush it. Wild Blue Yonder #1 is stunning beyond belief. The dirt and grit of the world clings to the characters. This is a lived-in universe, a place where you can see the wear and tear on nearly everything. The book's first aerial battle is amazing, as well. Wild Blue Yonder hits all the right notes and is a book that we'll be keeping a very close eye on. Fantastic first issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Multiversity Comics - Sam LeBas Jun 21, 2013

    An inspired start to the series, this first issue of “Wild Blue Yonder” is full of promise. The new world created for the series is full of complex, endearing characters, and villains who make us fear for them. The destruction story presented in this issue is well articulated, and establishes a new mythology that integrates easily into the rules of play that will guide the series. The stakes are high, but the creative team piloting this tale have established in this issue that they are up to the challenge of taking the action adventure story to new heights. Beautiful artwork, effective storytelling and well-written dialogue draw the audience into this world, in which the sky is no longer the limit. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Jun 22, 2013

    The first issue introduces us into the varied characters, the cool world and some of the story. Wild Blue Yonder had buzz going in to its release and it lives up to every bit of it. Can't wait for the second issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Jun 21, 2013

    Overall, Wild Blue Yonder #1 is entertaining and quite forgivably derivative, and it sets an interesting stage for what promises to be some quality adventure storytelling, Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Grant McLaughlin Jun 23, 2013

    Wild Blue Yonder is yet another welcome entrant into the many creator owned books we've seen released lately. Mike Raicht and Austin Harrison's setting is wonderful imaginative and they seem to have a narrative up their sleeves that is more than equal to that initial idea, Zach Howard's art and pacing is spot on, and while Nelson Daniel's colours are perhaps a mite darker than necessary, they still make the book sing. You would do well to check out Wild Blue Yonder; it looks like it's going to be something special. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Jun 18, 2013

    Wild Blue Yonder #1 is a thrilling release that deserves to be on your pull-list. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Ket's Comics - Michael Bowie Jun 26, 2013

    I really hope that something in what I've just said appeals to you and that I've done the book justice because it really is a fun, exciting book while still being a little bit dark and gritty making it a pretty interesting read for slightly older, more mature readers who don't want to get to deep into the darkness. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Meagan Damore Jun 19, 2013

    "Wild Blue Yonder" #1 puts a fresh spin on the dystopian narrative that's become so ubiquitous in popular culture. The creative team presents strong characters and relationships that feel real, including a glimpse of a larger-than-life yet multifaceted villain. The story is action-packed and fast; the exposition, developed but not overbearing. Needless to say, I'll definitely be picking up "Wild Blue Yonder" next month. Read Full Review

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