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Antarctica #1

Writer: Simon Birks Artist: Wili Roberts Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 12, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 6
7.8Critic Rating
6.8User Rating


Stargate meets His Dark Materials in a new non-stop sci-fi action blockbuster!

Hannah's life imploded the day her father failed to return from the secretive Smith-Petersen Research Station in Antarctica. Alone and on the street, she's at her lowest ebb when a friend offers help. Retrained as an engineer, Hannah secures a job at the same Antarctic station to search for her father and stumbles headfirst into a conspiracy that threatens everything she's ever believed.

  • 10
    Capes & Tights - Justin Soderberg Jul 13, 2023

    The debut issue ends with a major cliffhanger that has us on our toes waiting for the next issue. The way Birks weaves elements of science fiction and conspiracy into the story is impressive. Antarctica has the potential to become one of our top comic books of the year. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    The Comicbook Dispatch - dragoncache Jul 12, 2023

    Gorgeous art envelopes you like Hannah's father's arms as you sink into Antarctica #1‘s warm embrace. Although dialogue balloons reveal select conversations, the diary-style narrative summarizes Hannah's lost years and how grit and determinationaided by a friend's kindnesspropels Hannah to Earths least visited continent. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comic Watch - Theron Couch Jul 16, 2023

    Antarctica #1 starts at Hannahs formative moment but then doesnt seem to know what to do with itself before the final pages and the twist ending. It spends a lot of time with a character that it tells us very little about. The art helps flesh Hannah out considerably. But in the end, the events of the last few pages, rather than the time spent with Hannah, are what make Antarctica #2 appealing. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 12, 2023

    Roberts delivers some great art throughout the issue. I love the visual style and the wonderful details throughout every page and panel. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comical Opinions - Gabriel Hernandez Jul 13, 2023

    ANTARCTICA #1 begins a heartfelt, sci-fi tale about a daughter determined to find her father when he didnt return from a mission in Antarctica. Simon Birkss character development is outstanding, and the last-page twist is a banger. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 4, 2023

    There's a nice twist at the end that invites a slew of questions, which is ideal for the first issue of a new title. It should prove interesting to see how compelling Birks and Roberts keep the story, but this was a solid debut of a title worthy of exploring further. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Jul 2, 2023

    An intriguing character piece that looks set to evolve into a thrilling, twist-filled adventure, Antarctic is a new series that most certainly deserves your full attention. Well worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Jul 12, 2023

    Hannah turns her life around for the chance to search for her missing father. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Charlie Ridgely Jul 12, 2023

    In a world where monologues are the norm for exposition-heavy debut issues, Antarctica makes the case that less is definitely more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Jul 12, 2023

    The restlessness of the opening issue of the series really could have been cut entirely. So much of the introduction to Hannah and her life leading into her trip to Antarctica could have appeared as flashbacks. That sort of set-up might have resulted in a little more immediacy in the first issue, but its difficult to find any real fault with starting Hannahs story a bit earlier until it becomes apparent exactly where Birks is taking it in the issues to come.  Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Antonio Rodriguez Jul 12, 2023

    This is not a bad comic at all, it's just too fast-paced for a first issue that is meant to be much more emotional and dramatic than action-oriented. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jul 12, 2023

    Antarctica #1 is an ok start. It takes a while to get going and there's some odd distractions along the way but the end of the comic delivers. It's enough to want to see what happens next, let's hope it gets more to the point going forward. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Christopher Egan Jul 13, 2023

    A decent start to this series that sets up bigger questions and a much bigger story to unfold. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jul 13, 2023

    Antarctica #1 is a tale of two stories of different degrees of importance. One is the main mystery surrounding our lead character. Then there is what felt like a side mission in a video game. The side mission did not hit as intended, though it did give the series lead time to showcase her personality. The main mystery of Antarctica #1 is where this first issue shines and hopefully is the main-focus moving forward. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    AIPT - Chris Coplan Jul 12, 2023

    The research station isn't the only thing that'll leave you feeling cold. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Afterforevercomics Aug 12, 2023

    So for the most part if there is a #1 issue from image I normally will pick it up and read it, because most of the time I enjoy what they put out. This book was one of those. I knew nothing about it but I’m like hey it’s from image why not. Let me tell you this book is the reason I do those things, it is phenomenal.

    It’s a story of a girl who loves her father, but her father was gone a lot so she would always anxiously await for him to come home. You guessed it one time he never did. This sent her life into a downward spiral she became homeless. Then there was a diner owner who liked her and made her take a trade course in exchange of letting her stay inside of the diner. This lead her to decide she was going to try more

  • 6.5
    Moolissuh Dec 12, 2023

    Antarctica #1, unfortunately, was not as eye-catching or as interesting as I had hoped it would be.

  • 6.5
    DDJamesB Jul 26, 2023

    I'll probably try one more issue. It didn't have any real intrigue until the last page. The rest was a little bland. Hopefully this takes better shape next time.

  • 4.0
    arickabamboo Oct 9, 2023

    I thought there was something here. Tried first three issues, but this just fizzled...a confusing bore.

  • 7.5
    ComicWorm Jul 16, 2023

  • 7.0
    elshakiro Oct 29, 2023

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