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Change #1

Writer: Ales Kot Artist: Morgan Jeske Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: December 12, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 1
7.3Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

A foul-mouthed struggling screenwriter who moonlights as a car thief. An obscenely wealthy rapper completely disconnected from the real world. A dying cosmonaut on his way back to Earth.

Los Angeles is being toyed with by destructive forces that repeatedly find the city through time and swallow it whole, and those three are the only people able to save it - if they survive the fanatics who live in the hills, National Security Agency agents, and the horrors that lurk in the Pacific Ocean.

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - tskavlan Dec 12, 2012

    I know this is a long review, but I have not even said half of what I would like to say about Kot and Jeske’s effort on the fist issue of Change. If you skip the rest of overly verbose review please at least read this little bit: read Change! This is the start of something absolutely amazing and I can promise you, you are going to be on board from the word, “go.” Give Ales Kot and Morgan Jeske a chance with this first issue of Change. They deserve it. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Bin - Zak Edwards Dec 23, 2012

    The reason, and Im ashamed to say it, I picked up Change off the shelf was that the art looked like the artist of Manhattan Projects, Nick Pitarra. While Pitarras pretty new to the scene himself, their styles do line up and not to any detriment. Morgan Jeske, a Vancouver based illustrator, pumps out art that is just as deliberate as Kots writing. Nothing feels superfluous or attention-grabbing, from the initial colouring and subsequent shift to the marks on the lead females face, everything is part of a plan. Throwaway panels tie in wonderfully, truly showing just how comics arent storyboards for films, but a medium unto themselves. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Fairbanks Dec 10, 2012

    Add on Sloane Leong's colors, from the muted blues of the space scenes to the sterility of Sonia's agent's office to the vibrance of the late-issue action scenes, and it becomes clear that Change is another addition to Image's growing stable of comics being produced by masters of their crafts. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Dec 13, 2012

    “Change” is a book that has a lot to offer the reader that will give it time and attention. You won't get anything out of this issue if you plan to lazily read through it and treat it like entertainment – though it is very entertaining. How important or memorable the miniseries is going to be remains to be seen, but it has high ideals beyond being the death of a major American city. Kot himself has said that it is about the “Death of Imagination.” The purely artistic and uncompromising choices made with “Change” #1 make that idea one worth exploring. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Ed Allen Dec 13, 2012

    While it probably won’t suit the tastes of readers who dislike artsy stories and prefer their comics to be simple and uncomplicated, Change #1 is an imaginative and highly intriguing introduction to a mini-series which a shows a lot of promise. I can’t wait to read the remaining three installments and I hope they live up to the high expectations this issue has given me. Change is different from anything else on the shelves, it’s ambitious, daring and compelling and if you’re at all interested in psychedelic science fiction comics then you need look no further because this is undoubtedly the right choice for you. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Read Comic Books - Tommy Lutz Dec 12, 2012

    Change #1 is a very interesting read, through and through. It requires readers to really pay attention to the details in the art, and the unique dialogue and narration. Though the actual setup of this “universe” may not be easily understood without reading previews and descriptions, as almost none of those things actually happen in this issue. Anyone looking for a “Change” of comic reading pace, you're looking in the right place with Change #1. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Dec 12, 2012

    CHANGE #1 is a weird read, but an interesting one at that. Sure, it's tough to understand what's going on because the book is a bit all over the place, but I was strangely drawn to it just to see what happens next. I liked Ales Kot's use of caption boxes here as well as his dialogue, and Morgan Jeske's opening pages were beautiful and insanely memorable.It's weird. It's confusing. It's odd. However, I really enjoyed CHANGE. I highly recommend picking this one up and giving it a shot. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comicosity - Maxwell Majernik Dec 12, 2012

    Change #1 reveals alot of mysteries. Only time will tell if the mysteries hold up once we start to receive some answers. For right now, I am on board and am excited to keep going with this series to see where it can go. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Poet Mase Dec 12, 2012

    Change is not a book that I can recommend to the average comic book reader. The good thing is I don't think anyone on the creative team really cares. The storytelling decisions are all made for specific reasons and to accomplish a very specific experiential result. If you are passionate about comics that run outside of the mainstream, you might find this one to your liking. For everyone else, take a pass. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Jake Baumgart Dec 13, 2012

    This work might be stronger after be collected. Despite a busy first issue, there is something beautifully startling about Change #1. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Marcell Dec 12, 2012

    Change is definitely a book that blends the art in the story together to create it's atmosphere, while it does the story part well, the art leaves a bit to be desired. Regardless, the first of this mini-series is a relatively solid one and I recommend it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Stephen Hardman Dec 11, 2012

    Change is the latest in a fine line of high-concept sci-fi tinged comics published by Image. Following on from Saga, Manhattan Projects, Prophet, Nowhere Men, this title is another one which is definitely worth a look if you like your comics intelligent, and devoid of tights and capes. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Dec 14, 2012

    If you are willing to forgive some pretty egregious faults, Change is an exciting rush of artistic ideas, but damn if it isn't hard to fully recommend. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Bloody Disgusting - MelissaGrey Dec 13, 2012

    "Change" #1 has all the makings of a comic set to redefine a familiar formula but the end result feels sloppy and contrived. That being said, the creative team's willingness to take risks does offer a glimmer of hope that subsequent issues will see the kinks ironed out. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Dec 12, 2012

    hange has its moments and may find it's voice in the upcoming issues. That being said, issue #1 fails to do what first issues must do, and that is generate interest in what is going on Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Dec 15, 2012

    If you like stories that are made impenetrable just for the hell of it, be my guest. The art is quite good and could be in a much better comic, but isn't enough to save the day. Read Full Review

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