Above Snakes #1

Writer: Sean Lewis Artist: Hayden Sherman Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 13, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 9
8.9Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

The hit team behind THE FEW and THUMBS returns with an all-new WILD AS HELL miniseries! Writer SEAN LEWIS (KING SPAWN), artist HAYDEN SHERMAN (Wasted Space), and rock-star letterer HASSAN OTSMANE-ELHAOU introduce a world where Deadwood-style Westerns collide with the fantasia of NEIL GAIMAN in the story of Dirt, a man seeking vengeance for his murdered wife with nothing but a talking vulture to prod him on. ABOVE SNAKES is a fast and furious explosion of Western tropes and American vengeance that explores where our rage can take us.

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Jul 12, 2022

    This book was a complete surprise for me. Back in the day, I loved the Hawk novels and this book, talking vulture notwithstanding, brought back all those memories. I am very interested in this run; "ride 'em cowboy! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Anthony Composto Jun 8, 2022

    A thrilling, captivating entry into this world from a creative team at the top of their game. Pick up this book, whether you like westerns or not. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Jun 20, 2022

    If the purpose of a first issue is to completely and utterly draw the reader into the world being created, then Above Snakes should be considered a massivesuccess. A darkly humorous tale of Western vengeance with a supernatural twist, this is a series you owe it to yourself to pick up. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Jun 3, 2022

    Above Snakes #1 is what you expect from a western revenge comic but better. It does the hallmarks of the genre well and elevates it with a mix of high quality and significant small touches. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Jul 17, 2022

    Above Snakes #1 by Shawn Lewis is a dark and humorous take on the wild west. It delivers on everything a first issue should: interesting characters, a good story, and just enough of the overarching story to make readers want to pick up the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Quinn Jun 8, 2022

    Above Snakes #1 is an excellent beginning to this new series, infusing just the right amount of absurdity and humor into its thematic exploration of vengeance. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comic Watch - Mike Eakins Jul 13, 2022

    Sean Lewis and Hayden Sherman and Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou, oh my! This book feels good. I cant stop reading it. I love the darkness of it, the emotion of the characters, and the passion of the creative team. I cant recommend this book enough. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Ronnie Gorham Jul 14, 2022

    Above Snakes #1 is a fresh and entertaining first issue. The stakes feel real, and the progression and pacing are balanced well throughout the comic. If you like revenge stories and Westerns, then look no further. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Jul 13, 2022

    The entire issue delivers a brief and thrilling read that invites readers to return for more of the same as this cross between magical realism and Westerns trods down an increasingly bloody road to revenge. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Sequential Planet - Marcus Orchard Jul 8, 2022

    Above Snakes #1 falls into some of the genre's weaknesses, but is overall an enjoyable tale that feels more like a myth than a Western. Read Full Review

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