Cemetery Beach #1

Writer: Warren Ellis Artist: Jason Howard Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: September 12, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 19
8.1Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

From the creators of the acclaimed TREES graphic novels, which are currently being adapted for television, comes something completely different. A professional pathfinder, his only ally a disaffected young murderess, breaks out of a torture cell in pursuit of his worst extraction scenario ever: escaping on foot across a sprawling and secret off-world colony established a hundred years ago and filled with generations of lunatics. WARREN ELLIS & JASON HOWARD ignite a high-speed new action serial.

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Sep 12, 2018

    When it comes to comic creators, there are only a few that can change their style of story and still deliver the goods. Warren Ellis is definitely one of those, having written superhero books across the aisle as well as a host of indie and alternative books. Coupled with Jason Howard, the pair have created a world that bears some investigating. Luckily for us, we have Michael Blackburn and his violent tour guide to going exploring with. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Anthony Composto Sep 8, 2018

    CEMETERY BEACH is an instant hit. It's witty, fast-paced, interesting, and just flat-out fun. It sets up about a thousand questions, so there's no doubt you'll be clamoring for issue 2. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Aug 28, 2018

    A masterful debut issue from a veteran creative team. Ellis and Howards Cemetery Beach #1 puts vast thematic and conceptual depth beneath a fast-paced and deceptively simple exterior, one loaded with quips and kinetically-drawn action scenes. BUY BUY BUY this comic and enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Sep 11, 2018

    A strong start to a new sci-fi action story from Image Comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Jacob Hill Sep 13, 2018

    A heady, smart first issue that doesn't forget that some people like action scenes along with their political pontificating. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Sep 11, 2018

    Out of the box, Cemetery Beach is an exciting adventure about a likable character who is lost in a very strange and dangerous world, and is stuck with a companion who proudly describes herself as murderous. This first issue is eye catching, riveting and looks like it will shape up to be a lot of fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Sequential Planet - Matthew Dillon Sep 11, 2018

    Cemetery Beach offers a deceptive, exciting introduction to Ellis' newest series. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - Thomas Polito Sep 12, 2018

    Cemetery Beach #1 was a strong first issue with good writing and explanative detail that set up the rest of the series really well. Howard's art was stellar and I can't wait to see more of it. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - Kellie Keener Sep 19, 2018

    Telling a full story in seven issues is a lot to ask, and telling a good story even more so, but the team behind Cemetery Beach seems more than up to the task. This is a comic that is well worth reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Sep 12, 2018

    There is no doubt that individual elements of Cemetery Road are great; Howard produces some of the best action sequences of 2018 and Ellis' dialogue is in top form. Yet the narrative lacks clear form and there seems to be little call for reading the story in monthly installments rather than waiting for it to cohere in a more fitting form. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Mark Scott Aug 17, 2018

    I want to head into spoiler territory so badly but I really dont want to spoil it for you, all I can say is that it went to places I wasnt expecting very quickly and if I dont get my hands on the second issue very soon I could end up doing something rash. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Outright Geekery - Joshua Rathbun Aug 23, 2018

    Cemetery Beach feels like the beginning of a fast-paced and intelligent action story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Sep 11, 2018

    Cemetery Beach feels like a title that will reward fans for sticking with it, and given the track record of these two creators, a seven-issue miniseries doesn't seem like too tall an order. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geekery Magazine - Lucas Fashina Sep 12, 2018

    Warren Ellis and artist Jason Howard are great at displaying the "futuristic" aspects of their vision. The action scenes in the comic art are undeniably gorgeous, however the landscapes of the colony unfortunately had the volume turned all the way down so we will probably have to wait a little more before we see what it looks like. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Robert Mammone Sep 13, 2018

    The real hero of this issue isn't super spy Michael Blackburn, or his plucky co-lead Grace Moody, but instead it is Jason Howard's kinetic, muscular art. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nathan Koffler Sep 12, 2018

    Overall, there just isn’t a whole lot here in this first issue of Cemetery Beach and that is a pretty big disappointment. Warren Ellis’ story for the rest of this series may be amazing, but we got pretty much none of it in this issue. All we know so far is that a big buff hero is attempting to escape people with guns and flying droids and that pretty much sums the whole thing up. Jason Howard’s artwork is beautiful as expected, but his art can only carry a story so much. I will see if the rest of the series unfolds to reveal the great storytelling that I know and expect from Ellis, but at the moment, this issue is a dud for me. Read Full Review

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