Big Man Plans #1

Big Man Plans #1

Writer: Tim Wiesch, Eric Powell Artist: Eric Powell Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: March 4, 2015 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 9
8.4Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

From ERIC POWELL (Eisner award-winning creator of The Goon) and TIM WEISCH (a guy who used to be a bricklayer) comes BIG MAN PLANS, a brutal crime drama with a shocking mystery at its heart. Even the most marginalized in society can exact revenge if they don't care how they do it.

  • 10
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Mar 4, 2015

    This is not going to be for everyone, but for people who like this kind of thing, it doesn't get any better than this. The art and story meld perfectly to tell the tale of Big Man and he is set on a path that is leading him back to his hometown in Tennessee. I know one thing, I would not want to be one of the people who did whatever set him off. As Big Man says: “Rock bottom is a good place to build from. Rock bottom is also a great place to tear the f^#king foundations down from.” I'm looking forward to the story Powell and Wiesch build from the foundation set in this issue and anticipating the violent glory that will result from Big Man tearing down the foundations. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Mar 4, 2015

    BIG MAN PLANS obviously won't win everyone over, but if it does appeal to you, odds are you're going to love it and find yourself wanting the next issue right away. Part of me is even left wishing this wasn't just a limited series. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Martin Doyle Mar 2, 2015

    Overall, the issue feels very much like a typical Powell tale, but there is an added layer of depravity, and perhaps this is where Wieschcomes into play. Theres no doubt, Powell and Wiesch are a pair of sick puppies, and I for one am glad they've been allowed off the leash. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Feb 9, 2015

    In modern comics it's rare to find a story that's not trying to be another medium or get into another medium. Simply put it's hard to find a comic that just wants to be a comic. If you're looking for that then you "must read" Big Man Plans. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Tres Dean Mar 5, 2015

    Simply put, it's a delight. Whether you're a longtime fan of Powell's or want to dip your toes into his dark and gruesome waters for the first time, Big Man Plans is a must-read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby Mar 3, 2015

    The quality of Big Man Plans #1 shines through its every off-putting page. Eric Powell and Tim Wiesch are truly a terrible twosome, crafting their own unique spin on the hard-boiled crime drama. It's not big, and it definitely isn't clever, but Big Man Plans #1 is a solid read for those who can stomach its lurid content. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBuzz - ChrisG Mar 17, 2015

    The writing is coarse and vulgar and to the point. It's a gut punch of an issue while Powell's art is intricate, detailed, and gory. This is definitely adults only. But it's great to see something so 'no holds barred'. A violent angry masterpiece. Which is no 'small' feat*. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Edward Kaye Mar 5, 2015

    Powell's gorgeous yet grotesque style is on full display here, with luscious inks, pencil shading, watercolors, and lots of wonderful experimentation. It's violent, vicious, and not for everyone, but Big Man Plans #1 is hell of a fun read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Zac Thompson Mar 4, 2015

    Mr. Steele enjoys all things comics and imagination-based. Using his lifetime of comic-fu-dom for good, he imparts his knowledge for the universe to enjoy and for you, dear readers, to pass it on. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Marco Piva-Dittrich Mar 3, 2015

    Great start for an interesting miniseries Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Maxwell Majernik Feb 6, 2015

    The graphic nature of the book is going to be an instant turn off for some and there are going to be certain moments of issue #1 that are going to be taken out of context and passed around social media for shock value, which won't be fair to the book because when everything (the story, the art, the violence) is presented together, it really does work. Big Man Plans is brutal, but worth it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Mar 2, 2015

    This is a great issue if you're looking for an interesting backstory to a troubled character, hate bullies or just love some ultra violence and nudity to go with your comics. I can't say it sets a bar as to what to expect moving forward, but it's entertaining none the less. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Sushi - Kayleigh Robertson Mar 3, 2015

    - I wouldn't recommend this story for everyone but it is definitely worth a look if you like a hyper violent story brought to gruesome life with excellent graphic art. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Elkin Mar 10, 2015

    Issue one of Big Man Plans is all necessary set-up. It's good for what it is. It's the comic you have to get through in order to enjoy the sticky sickly blood sweetness that is bound to start flowing in the following issues. Set us as it is with this book, Big Man Plans  #2 is poised to be the issue people start talking about. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Milo Milton Jefferies Feb 9, 2015

    Theres plenty of powerful moments that will not be for everyone here with the element of shock being very clear indeed. But theres enough to keep Big Man Plans from just being your standard, ultra-violent comic and as a result the creative team of Eric Powell and Tim Wiesch doesnt disappoint as it starts out on a strong note that will be worth checking out come its release on March 4th. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Capeless Crusader - Cody Mudge Mar 4, 2015

    Gorgeous art from Eric Powell carries a book that would otherwise find itself mired in a tornado of masochism and clichs. "Big Man Plans #1" is far from a perfect debut but despite its flaws manages to be an entertaining yarn and introduces readers to a concept worth exploring. This book could have been way up its own ass with its marginalized protagonist and managed to avoid that entirely by just making the character work within the confines of the story " it has that going for it too. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Mar 3, 2015

    Big Man Plans may have some work to do before it can be classed as a great tale, but it's certainly heading in the right direction. Yes, the creative team jam a little too much into this opening issue, but the engaging narration, and wonderful characteristics of Big Man make it a series that I look forward to returning to. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Rhymes With Geek - J. Reifler Mar 3, 2015

    My personal feeling is that revenge storiesneed shades of gray to leave you wondering who is right or wrong. This feels too straight-forward to me and suffers as a result. If you want to see a psychotic dwarf kill a lot of people then you willlove this book. The art is great and with the great Eric Powell on board it is sure to be beautifully drawn. That being said I have a feeling a lot of what he will illustrate is going to be gory and stomach churning. It doesn't have the same feeling of 'glee' that the Goon presented. If that's your thing you will enjoy. I think I'm going to sit this one out personally but I can't say it was poorly done. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Mar 9, 2015

    Given the pedigree of the creative team, there's no reason to think that this book won't be a fun, bloody romp. There's still plenty of story left to go and, with Big Man's tendencies put on display in this issue, this creative team is going to be doing a lot of violent heightening as the tale moves forward. "Big Man Plans" #1 is well worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Peter Schmeiser Apr 8, 2015

    Overall, it was an interesting and crude story. The artwork by Tim Welsch was certainly well done with the various action panels, but what I enjoyed most were the camera angles take to demonstrate scale and how this guy views his world. The remainder of the comic was run-of-the-mill first issue stuff. I could see this included as a side story spun off from the pages of Preacher. It has the grittiness of consequence that kept that book fairly grounded and Big Man Plans had that in spades. I cant say Ill be anxiously awaiting the next issue, but it may make a good novelty book once in trade. Perhaps the second issue will bring something new to read aside from Hes just a little guy!. Read Full Review

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