Winterworld #1

Winterworld #1

Writer: Chuck Dixon Artist: Butch Guice Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: June 18, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 4
7.2Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

Winter is coming early! All new stories based on the Chuck Dixon/Jorge Zaffino classic! The apocalyptic international comics sensation of an Earth turned to an icy hell is back with Dixon returning to script and Butch Guice doing some of the best work of his illustrious artistic career as they take on the bleak and frozen future. Follow Scully and Wynn from their icy home of Wintersea into a killing wasteland where the coldest place is the human heart.

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jun 17, 2014

    You don't need zombies to make the end of the world scary, only a change of climate and a lot of desperate survivors. Winter World is cool escapism from the hot summer nights. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Andrew Lamb Jun 26, 2014

    IDW takes readers back to its bleak 30 Days of Night origins. Where it lacks in horror, itmakes up in dreary, freezing cold. Put your wool cap on and get some hot chocolate, this Winterworldisn't going anywhere. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Rhymes With Geek - Stuff Like That Jun 17, 2014

    I was so enthralled by Winterworld that I immediately ordered the previously collected stories on amazon after I finished this comic. Some readers may find the premise as fresh as a frozen dinner, but the rest will be happily snowbound. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Wayne Hall Jun 19, 2014

    This is the perfect way to cool down on a hot summer afternoon! I highly recommend it! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Raisa Jun 18, 2014

    The dialogue is the best. The comic probably has some of the best dialogue I've ever seen. It's extremely fluid and very natural. I could practically hear real people uttering the words that the characters said. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Project-Nerd - Shawn Vogt Dec 26, 2014

    As mentioned above, both Chuck Dixon and Jackson Guice are the epitome of the word professional. They're also some of the best in the business; they've had their hands in a great number of memorable stories throughout the years, and Winterworldshould be added to that list of memorable stories. Enthralling storylines, emotive art, characters you actually care about… What's not to like? Personally, I'm glad to see these two creators are still firing on all cylinders and turning out a new addition to their ‘best of' list.This one's agreat read and highly recommended. Add this to your wish list, comic book fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Jun 21, 2014

    Winterworld is a good comic book. It has a fast pace, it provides enough character work to introduce them to the reader and it gives enough of a plot to get a reader vested in their fates. The pair has good chemistry, which is key to a book like this and the writing feels normal but with a touch of realism that you might not except to find in this type of gloomy story. I definitely recommend checking this comic book out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Pennacchia Jun 19, 2014

    The first issue of Winter World is mostly low key. Readers are given a few hints at the location of the individuals and where they are headed. There is the mention of some town and Wynn's relatives, though it is all done in a way that functions more as teasers than of anything truly informative. Guice and Rodriguez do a great job depicting this new world and there are a number of fantastic visuals in the issue, including an excellent panel of a warship frozen in the middle of the ice. Winter World has a very natural pace to it in its first chapter, but packs in enough character to grab readers and keep them waiting for issue two. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Justin Giampaoli Jun 24, 2014

    We essentially follow Scully and his young companion Wynn on their trek across the ice to find food, shelter, and basic survival. Dixon is sure to drop in little world-building nods to their location, like the Panama Canal in this issue, that really amp up the amount of change present in their reality, and suck readers like me right in, people who are predisposed to gravitate toward tales centering on when the world just flat out breaks. Guice is a perfect addition to the series, with a style that takes all the harsh environmental qualities of someone like Steve Lieber, but inhabits them with softer lines for the figures, in order to really draw out the emotion. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jun 23, 2014

    Part "The Day After Tomorrow" and part "Road Warrior," the issue blends those concepts and sprinkles in a liberal amount of humanity. By the end of "Winterworld" #1, readers have learned very little about the characters and their drives, but Dixon wagers readers will care about Scully and Wynn if he presents more of their personality than their motivations. He's exactly right. "Winterworld" #1 is a nice divergence from superhero comics, giving readers a not-too-subtle reminder that winter is, indeed, coming. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Spectrum - Adam Alamo Jun 19, 2014

    I've come to expect that the goal of a first issues is to set-up the overall narrative of a series, so for me first issues aren't always the best gauge of how a series will read in the long run. However, after reading Winterworld #1, I'm not sure if setting up the narrative was the goal of this first issue. There was some action and some interesting looks into a bleak future, but I didn't get any sense of the purpose of this series or even who the players are. While all this may be addressed as the series unfolds, this first issue could have used a little more set-up if only to convince readers to return. I do love a story set in a grim future, and for now that premise alone will have to be enough to convince me to give Winterworld another try. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Capeless Crusader - Cody Mudge Jun 19, 2014

    Winterworld is off to a shaky start. A cool premise isnt enough to make a comic. Without compelling characters this series will blow away wont even begin to melt the hearts of readers. Dixon and Guice need to give me a reason to care about what happens to these characters, what happened to this world and what happens next. A pet badger should not be the best character in a book. But having said that, first issues dont make series, as I said before, so Ill be back at least once more before I write this book off as a neat idea without substance. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Kimberly Gibson Jun 18, 2014

    I don't have any have real complaints about the illustrations besides that at times the facial features seem a little inconsistent. Overall though, I think that color palate works well with the winter theme of the story. It gives off that harshness of the cold feeling. Read Full Review

  • 1.0
    We The Nerdy - Joel Raivid Jun 17, 2014

    My feelings of the lack of emotional connection I had with the book is reinforced by the art which I felt lacked any sort of detail both on the faces of the characters and also the scenic imagery. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    4aces Comics Jun 28, 2014

    Gritty artwork, good start to a story. This would fit better as a graphic or double sized issue to do more development but the humour and setting rocked. Heck, I told my boss to order the graphic the minute I put the book down. (there was a previous graphic release which clearly introduces these characters).

  • 6.0
    TomSQUAREy Mar 23, 2015

    Absolutely nothing happened!!!

  • 5.0
    bobisgod42 Jun 18, 2014

    I will give it one more issue to see how it goes. This one is all about the setting. The only thing you learn about either of the characters is their names. There needs to be some good character building or something to keep me intrigued past the next issue.

  • 8.5
    Aegis Jun 3, 2015

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