A Thing Called Truth #1

Writer: Iolanda Zanfardino Artist: Elisa Romboli Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: November 3, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 2
8.6Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

A chaotic LGBTQ+ road trip!
A workaholic scientist who wants to save the world and a woman who fears nothing but discovering her own destiny find themselves mixed up in a chaotic, on-the-road adventure through Europe. Will they manage to find a middle ground between their opposing ways of life - at least for long enough to complete their mission? And could this trip lead to an unexpected romance?

  • 10
    BGCP - Michael Lennox Oct 19, 2021

    It's hard to find a gap in the contrasting buddy format but Zanfardino and Romboli are driving a Trans Am through the gap they have created. It's silly, funny and well worth adding to your subscription with only five issues of action to commit to. Get it now or you'll have to wait for the collected TP to join the bandwagon. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Nov 3, 2021

    This issue features a modern illustration style that places emphasis on character expression and tone. The color work is bold and interesting. And the entire edition has an energy that is captivating. Throughout each page, I really felt transported into the story and emotionally connected to the protagonist. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Oct 8, 2021

    A Thing Called Truth #1 is a fun way to start a five-issue mini-series, and it's themes and messaging are particular resonant in this day and age. I'm very excited for the wild misadventures Doctor Mag takes her and her driver on, and I'm hoping you'll join me along for the ride as well. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lotusland Comics - Hank Rea Nov 5, 2021

    Issue one is really about setting up the plot and the circumstances that will take Dr. Traumer out of her comfort zone with what looks like a zany globe-trotting adventure with a beautiful stranger. It's a roller coaster of emotion as we see the good doctor's life turned upside-down. Zanfardino and Romboli have created another charming and exciting series that is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. This talented duo has another irresistible hit on their hands.  Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Oct 13, 2021

    A Thing Called Truth #1 starts its narrative off in a way that is filled with energy, promise, and fun. Where the tale goes from here is wide open, but if the quality of the story can live up to this book's promise, it'll be an adventure well worth going on. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comic Watch - Duna Haller Oct 9, 2021

    A Thing Called Truth kicks off as a vibrant thing, a swarm of emotions, a story with a punch that is impossible to ignore. Pick it up this November! Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Nov 4, 2021

    A Thing Called Truth #1 finds a nice balance between genre thrills, contemporary commentary, and slapstick comedy. Also, by being laser focused on Magdalene's life and work, Iolanda Zanfardino and Elisa Romboli ensure that readers give a shit about her wild country spanning road trip. They leave a lot of cards on the table, and I'm excited to see them turned over as the series progresses. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Nov 3, 2021

    A Thing Called Truth starts off with a compelling entry point that should appeal to readers looking for something thats drastically different on the shelves. The journeys just getting started, but it already feels like its got the making of a very solid ongoing road trip. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    GWW - TaraLovesNoir Nov 2, 2021

    I am as full of anticipation as I am questions. This is a thrill ride I feel like I want to take, given where it started. Please take my advice"give this book some attention. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Kobi Bordoley Nov 4, 2021

    Twisting and turning, this intimate story starts big and only gets bigger. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Oct 28, 2021

    A strong start from a must-watch creative partnership then, blending the same expressive artwork and charming character work of Alice in Leatherland with a far more dramatic, energetic and action-packed story. Zanfardino and Romboli are a team you really need to keep an eye out for, and this is a new series that you need to add to your pull list right away. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBook.com - Charlie Ridgely Nov 3, 2021

    The first issue of a comic has to give you something to latch onto, some kind of hook that will bring you back. A Thing Called Truth seems like it wants that hook to be its mystery, which ultimately feels a little underwhelming. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBuzz - Vixen Ninetails Nov 3, 2021

    'A Thing Called Truth' #1 will be available to buy today in your local comic book store, or indeed online from the publishers " Image Comics. It was quite an interesting first issue, one that certainly needs more explanation. However it is still worth picking up, especially if you enjoyed Iolanda's previous published works. Read Full Review

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