Burnouts #1

Writer: Dennis Culver Artist: Geoffo Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: September 19, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 1
6.8Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Writer DENNIS CULVER (E Is for Extinction) and artist GEOFFO (layout artist of Marvel Rising) team up for a new ongoing series that combines the paranoia of They Live with Stranger Things.

To save their friends and families, a group of high school teenagers must fight off an attack on their town by a secret alien invasion... but they can only see the aliens if they're completely wasted.

The Burnouts are saving the world one puff at a time!

  • 9.5
    Bounding Into Comics - Dan Traeger Oct 25, 2018

    Burnouts #1 is well worth your time and money. It's fun, fast-paced and a nice break from the heavy-handed stories that have been sucking up a lot of Image's resources lately. Just shut your brain off and go with it. I promise you'll have fun. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Impulse Gamer - Dana Folkard Sep 5, 2018

    Overall, I thought that this was a great start to this series. It was fun and fresh, and I totally love the concept and characters. The art is ace and has a lovely sense of energy, that matches the pacing of the narrative. I recommend giving this series a go. It's a lot of fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Edgar O'Neill-Figueroa Sep 18, 2018

    Burnouts #1 was worth the wait. A stoner, sci-fi comedy that anyone can pick up. Culver and Geoffo's introduction to the series and characters leave me excited for more. To see the how the relationships change adding a nerd to the group, and what is the overall plans that the aliens have? It'll be fun to see them save the world as they put it "one puff at a time". Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Sep 20, 2018

    Regardless of the target audience, there is enough humour in Andy's quest to have fun-turned-world-saviour to engage with a wide range of readers, especially if you ever wanted to read a book where 90210 and They Live are meshed together. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Nathaniel Muir Aug 21, 2018

    Burnouts is about a group of high school kids who get wasted and fight off an alien invasion. What you see is what you get. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Sequential Planet - Chris Green Sep 19, 2018

    I look forward to seeing what future issues will hold in store for us. Until then, I'll be looking out for weird glowing creatures every time I have a drink from now on. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Sep 18, 2018

    High concept, indeed. While entertaining enough for a first issue, it remains to be seen if the jokey notion that begins and is the basis for this series can be sustained over a lengthy arc. So far, not bad, but the characters need some fleshing out. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nathan Koffler Sep 19, 2018

    Overall, Burnouts #1 is pretty mediocre and doesn’t break any new ground. Though unoriginality doesn’t necessarily make or break an issue for me, the writing just isn’t amazing enough to make the story as interesting as it has potential to be. The issue as a whole had some great qualities but also fell flat in a lot of areas. These faults were enough to make the issue kind of bland and unexciting. A pretty unoriginal idea like this can absolutely work with the right writing, but as of now, I’m not sure that this team is going to be able to pull it off. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Sep 19, 2018

    A quick read, an alien invasion story by way of Stranger Things. Burnout #1 shows some potential toward its end once its premise becomes clear, but the characters are pretty ill-defined throughout. The whole thing relies heavily on tropes, and the characters are a little hazy, much like the weed smoke at the center of this premise. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Geekery Magazine - Lucas Fashina Sep 19, 2018

    Thus far Burnouts could definitely find interest from fans outside of normal comic readers, and I could see this getting optioned for a movie, the only thing is I already saw this movie, Twice. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Outright Geekery - Joshua Rathbun Sep 17, 2018

    This wasn't anything I plan to continue to pick up. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Megan Peters Sep 19, 2018

    While the issue's story is interesting enough to get you through its pages, Burnouts #1 takes a long time to get going, but the payoff will be worth it for alien lovers out there. Read Full Review

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