Bonehead #1

Writer: Bryan Hill Artist: Rhoald Marcellius Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: December 27, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 4
7.1Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

In a near future, a sprawling megalopolis sees the rise of "Boneheads" parkour-gangs that use neuro-linked helmets to augment their abilities and live for the thrill of physical risk. As a gang war threatens to tear the city apart, a mysterious Bonehead rises, a man with no past that might be the key to saving the city's future. From writer BRYAN HILL (POSTAL) and artist RHOALD MARCELLIUS ( Marvel's Contest of Champions ) comes a story about technological and human revolution.

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Shaun Barbour Dec 23, 2017

    I would definitely recommend this premier title from Top Cow, and will be looking to try and jump on the next issue in the series for sure! Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton Dec 27, 2017

    The thing this issue left me wanting more of was a stronger sense of story elements. They brought that heat with everything else, but I'm not sure I have an idea where this story is going after this. I'm sure that's the point, as it hides so much of 56 from the reader. But I want to know what the conflict is, what 56 wants, and how they're going to achieve it. But this is the first issue and it had to establish an entire world let alone its protagonist. I can't wait for issue 2 to come out to see what unfolds. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Manny Gomez Dec 27, 2017

    A visually bold, dynamic and fast-paced sci-fi narrative that will have you feeling like you are parkouring across a future city. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Outright Geekery - William Pace Dec 26, 2017

    I really wanted to love this book, and just from the cool cover art and layout, I thought I would"until I started to read it, and it was just alright. The art was definitely the glue that held this issue together. I don't know what else to say, except that I'm intrigued enough to at least check out the next issue and hope this team can kick this book into overdrive. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Wesley Messer Dec 27, 2017

    Simply put, Bonehead has a developing story but gorgeous art. A quirky situation but sometimes that is how it rolls.Bonehead is worth checking out as I think this could become a cool series as it develops. The potential is there for this to be stronger down the line. It's a little rough around the edges right now but it has potential. Hopefully Bonehead lives up to the potential I see for it down the line. It has an amazing art team so let's see if the story lives up to the art as this rolls along. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    We The Nerdy - Kyle Simcox Jan 1, 2018

    I can whole heartily say though, that if you're looking for a new sci-fi comic series that promises a lot of action, then Bone Head is off to a very promising start. Hell, I think I'm in love with it honestly. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jan 1, 2018

    A good-looking issue filled with visual touches and detail, with a straightforward story that promises secrets. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - Connor Stephens Dec 27, 2017

    In terms of art and action, Bonehead #1 is incredibly strong, and on those merits alone, this is a captivating first issue. Sublime action is brought to life in these pages, making it a stimulating read, but an issue without much narrative or character building means this one may not sell you itself well enough just yet. The interest and longevity of the series will come down to having an interesting story to pair with good action, and Ill need to see a narrative forming in the next couple of issues to keep me coming back to the world of Bonehead. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Adam Frey Dec 20, 2017

    Still, that art. This is a curious sell in a crowded marketplace, but I'll say that the intrigue is there.Bonehead might be worth trying a few issues to see where it goes. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Bleeding Cool - Lacey Jan 5, 2018

    In the end, the best parts of Bonehead are when the mostly silent 56 is given time to hop around the city, bouncing off of drones, and taking down bad guys. Hopefully by the time the second issue drops on January 31st we'll have more of that and less of the choppiness this issue brings. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Jan 10, 2018

    Bonehead will leave you with more than a few questions. It's not perfect, but unlike other first issues I've read recently, it accomplishes the task of entertaining you enough to come back for more. I'm looking forward to seeing what else this series has to offer and what other video game elements the creators can sneak into the world. While it's unlikely to bridge the world of video games and comics, it is enjoyable for someone who likes both forms of entertainment. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Milo Milton Jefferies Jan 8, 2018

    With lots of competition on shelves Bonehead is going to have to do a lot to grab your attention, but for now, there's enough about the series that should pique readers curiosity, and it's almost worth picking up for the artwork alone. Read Full Review

  • 5.1
    Weird Science - Andrew McAvoy Dec 29, 2017

    A confusing premise, a complex opening issue, a blur of characters in masks, and artwork that was just okay do not auger well for this title. Definitely Maybe? Definitely not. I'll pass on this one. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Dec 28, 2017

    If you like cyberpunk street gangs, parkour and comic books without any semblance of a plot, then Bonehead might be the book for you. Read Full Review

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