Bolero #1

Writer: Wyatt Kennedy Artist: Luana Vecchio Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: January 19, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 6
8.9Critic Rating
7.6User Rating


A new series from two bright-eyed and bushy-tailed little scamps!

A woman running away from a broken heart discovers a mother-key into parallel universes. The rules are:
*    The key can work on any door.
*    The mother will only let you visit 53 universes.
*    Do not ask to speak to the mother.
*    Never hop more than 53 times.

  • 10
    Geek'd Out - Anelise Farris Jan 19, 2022

    I highly recommend that you pick up a copy of this oversized introductory issue at your local comicbook shop this week; it's well worth the cover price. Read Full Review

  • 10
    BGCP - Michael Lennox Dec 15, 2021

    This extra-long 50-page first issue allows enough plot and character development to feel almost like two combined issues. Devyn would rather run to a parallel world than deal with simple issues like work, love and friendship, but she is not alone in the world and most readers will relate to her amazing skills at avoiding anything outside her comfort zone. The rules entice forthcoming problems as we skip through realities and mess up alternate versions of Dagger's life. It's romantic, sexy and abstract in the best possible sense. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Graphic Policy - Ricardo Denis Dec 7, 2021

    Bolero #1 is a primer on love, pain, and loss that prepares readers for a deeply intimate and rough story that is sure to connect on many levels. Its a world of possibilities I cant wait to dive into, no matter how hard things will most definitely get for Devyn and Natasha as they go through 53 variations of their doomed relationship. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Comicbook Dispatch - kcscribbles Jan 19, 2022

    Over the course of the story, Devyn gets more and more tattoos, and by the end of the issue, Devyn is gloriously arrayed in flowers, symbols and webs, swirling and dotting her body like beautiful battle scars. The sci-fi part of the issue is drawn in a surreal fashion thats diametrically opposite to what wed seen to that point, but equally beautiful and edgy. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jan 18, 2022

    Bolero is a tantalizing new series taking the multiverse to a relatable human level. Its beauty is in how it makes its characters so real and raw holding back its clever big fantasy twist to the final few pages. It's a memorable experience with a mind-blowing hook you won't want to miss. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Jan 19, 2022

    The art is presented in a modern design with detailed drawings and a variety of colors that change with the mood and location. The attention to expression in both form and face help to provide an emotional connection with the characters and their various activities and vibes. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Joe Loves Comics Jan 17, 2022

    This is going to be a spectacular, emotional series of heartbreak, parallel universes, and gorgeous art. If that doesn't sell you like it does me, I don't know what will! At least check out this great first issue, I don't think you'll regret it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bookcase - Steve Baxi Jan 18, 2022

    The first issue of Bolero is engaging, with a unique style and emotional complexity. Every choice feels deliberate and every page is crafted with an awareness of what comics can do best. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Kobi Bordoley Jan 21, 2022

    Cleverly combining the routine trials of young love with utterly unique takes on parallel universes, this story wows on all fronts. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Sequential Planet - Zach B. Jan 27, 2022

    Bolero is beautiful and promises an intensely intimate journey of self reflection, destruction, and acceptance. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Jan 16, 2022

    When all is said and done, Bolero #1 does a strong job of establishing its main character, where she is emotionally and ends with her getting offered a fantastical chance to have a second chance at her life. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Logan Moore Jan 19, 2022

    I'm not sure what to think about Bolero as it moves forward, but this first issue does a good job of hooking you in and making you empathize with the protagonist's incredibly relatable plight. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Major Spoilers - Jonathan Cadotte Jan 23, 2022

    Bolero #1 is a decent start to a series that has a really interesting premise that hopefully will be interesting to see play out. Unfortunately, the characters aren't very interesting in this issue. Read Full Review

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