Bliss #1

Writer: Sean Lewis Artist: Caitlin Yarsky Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 22, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 6
8.3Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

SERIES PREMIERE! The team behind hit comic COYOTES returns for an all-new, two-arc maxi-series. There's a drug called Bliss wiping away memories in Feral City. A good-hearted young man, overwhelmed by a deathly sick child and distraught wife, makes a deal to become the personal hitman to three gods, killing those in their way and sending memories down the river of Oblivion in exchange for his family's well-being. Breaking Bad meets Neil Gaiman's Sandman in an urban fantasy unlike any you've ever seen.

  • 9.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Jul 22, 2020

    It's an ambitious and engaging story and I love the combined creative efforts of Lewis and Yarsky. Bliss is yet another strong contender out of Image's incredible line up of speculative fiction, and I'll be following this 8-issue series very closely. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    GWW - B Ferg Jul 22, 2020

    The young defense attorney, I assume they named him Perry, representing his father. An unfortunate and desperate situation led Benton to Docktown. A chance encounter providing him the opportunity to take care of his son, his wife. Amazingly it seems his solution is a drug that does what the name says for once. Bliss provides ignorance….and in a bad place like Docktown the individuals that Benton encounters seem to believe that is Bliss. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald Jun 20, 2020

    It’s a surprisingly emotional comic, with excellent writing and a unique and exciting concept at its core. This first issue only just introduces us to the world and the characters and while it’s an excellent and entertaining story it feels like this issue is only setting us up for the larger story. There is a rich mythology that is just begging to be explored. Yarsky’s art brings this story to life and makes the world and characters feel real and alive. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Angel Young Jun 22, 2020

    An imaginative take on a familiar storyline. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Mike Eakins Jul 27, 2020

    Bliss #1 is such an emotional trip through your feelings and takes you to the deepest and darkest parts of your mind. At times I found myself getting emotional and putting myself in Benton's position. Sean Lewis and Caitlin Yarsky have created something very special with Bliss. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Multiversity Comics - Kobi Bordoley Jul 24, 2020

    Anchored by strong writing and elevated by moody art direction, "Bliss" #1 offers something sweet for urban fantasy fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Jun 26, 2020

    A mesmerizing first issue with an original concept and beautiful artwork with the potential to be one of Image's most memorable comics of the year. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Jul 22, 2020

    Bliss is a dark tale about the end of the road for ordinary people sprinkled with supernatural elements that are completely unnerving. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Cat Wyatt Jul 23, 2020

    Bliss #1 didn't waste any time, instead opting to throw readers straight into one of the biggest moral dilemmas around, and doing so in beautiful detail. It's rich and fascinating, all while being exceptionally dark. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jenna Anderson Jul 22, 2020

    At times, this issue feels like the comic equivalent of a slow folk song"you don't know exactly where or how it's going to culminate, but you'll easily get swept up in the journey it takes you on. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Sequential Planet - Marcus Orchard Jul 18, 2020

    The Bliss #1 is a grim but strong tale of family and what people will do to keep their families together. Lewis and Yarsky might have another solid series on their hands. Fans of crime stories will want to check this one out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - Jul 8, 2020

    Overall, I really enjoyed this issue. Its not one that was on my radar but it is definitely going onto my pull list. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bleeding Cool - Theo Dwyer Jul 31, 2020

    A surrealist comic with elements of urban anime and Gotham that poses to its readership an interesting question about morality. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Jonathan Cadotte Jul 26, 2020

    There's something going on with this book that I can't quite put my finger on yet. While the plot here in the first issue isn't going to blow anyone away, there's enough going on around the peripherals, especially visually, that I think it deserves a few more issues to see where it goes. Read Full Review

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