Chrononauts #1

Chrononauts #1

Writer: Mark Millar Artist: Sean Gordon Murphy Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: March 18, 2015 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 34 User Reviews: 17
8.1Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

From MARK MILLAR (Kick-Ass) and SEAN GORDON MURPHY (Punk Rock Jesus) comes a bromance for the ages! Corbin Quinn and Danny Reilly are two buddies who love to have fun. They're also scientific geniuses. When their research leads them to a time-traveling adventure, will they use their knowledge for the good of all mankind? Or use the space-time continuum for their own ends? This is the story of man's first, televised steps through the time-stream and everything going wrong in the process.

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Feb 10, 2015

    You may be wondering why I started off telling you how much I haven't liked Millar's other titles, but when you see my score for this issue you'll understand that I'm not giving him a free pass. The creative team has rightfully earned that score and I can't wait to read more. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Kliq Nation - Timdogg Mar 17, 2015

    Over the last two years,Mark Millarhas made a concerted effort to bring the comic book reading audience more of his creations. Publishing his comics through Image allows Millar to work with some of the best artists in the industry today. ForChrononauts,Millar is teaming with co-creatorSean Gordon Murphyto document the adventures of Corbin Quinn and Danny Reilly as they become the world's first time travelers. The twist " the world is watching. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Mar 18, 2015

    This is a book you have to read. It's a book you're going to want to read. As soon as I read it, I had to stop everything to write up this review. Mark Millar knows how to craft a fine tale and does a great job in introducing and fleshing out the new characters you'll immediately fall for. The art by Sean Murphy will immediately knock your socks off. Matt Hollingsworth's colors are phenomenal. I pretty much never do this but as soon as I read this issue, I read it all over again. It might be a time travel story but the subtle touches in the story throughout makes you realize it's not the simple time travel story you may have seen before. The only problem you'll have with this book is trying to figure out how to fit it into your pull list. Be sure to let your comic shop know you're adding it. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Rhymes With Geek - Nikki Sherman Mar 17, 2015

    You won't be able to travel back in time and rectify the mistake of not reading this book.Millarworld and Image Comics have yet another hit on their hands. If this book isn't in your possession come Wednesday, you'll probably be kicking yourself down the line. Not only is this book well-written and exciting, it's one of the most beautiful things sitting on the shelves in a world full of gorgeous comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Mar 17, 2015

    Chrononauts #1 lives up to the high expectations that this fanboy set, as though there's still a lot to be explored throughout the remaining three parts of this initial four-part mini-series, the entertaining premise certainly has me excited. The fun, dramatic flow also makes it an easy tale to get into, with the science behind this plot never feeling overcomplicated, or overbearing. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Feb 12, 2015

    I was impressed with the art and pace of this first issue. It rivals the first 10 minutes of any summer blockbuster of the last 30 years and lucky us it comes two months prior to the summer movie season of 2015. March 18th can't come fast enough. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Word Of The Nerd - Kenia Santos Aug 13, 2015

    Chrononauts #1 opens with scientist Dr. Corbin Quinn's visit to a 6,000 year old temple in Southeastern Turkey. The temple is built around an F-14 Tomcat that went missing in the seventies. Artist Sean Gordon Murphy successfully conveys the scalding, discomposing heat of the area with his illustration. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Kevin Finnigan Mar 17, 2015

    A fun issue that knows how to make a great sci-fi comic successful: interesting leads Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Feb 11, 2015

    Millar, Murphy and Hollingsworth collaborate nicely on "Chrononauts" #1, blurring the edges of their jobs and making this comic a gorgeous-looking, fast-paced and fun team effort. Admittedly, "Chrononauts" #1 didn't have me circling the calendar waiting for its release but, after reading this issue, I'll be back for the continuing adventures of Quinn and Reilly. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Enrique Rea Mar 17, 2015

    Chrononauts #1 lives up to the hype as a great time-traveling adventure under the expertise of comic book titans. I can't recommend this book more. Jump aboard and add Chrononauts to your pull list now! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Alan Mar 19, 2015

    This book had a lot of buzz prior to release and deservedly so. Mark Millar has created some interesting stories over the years, and has breathing life into those stories on the big screen. After reading the opening issue of Chrononauts, I believe this series has the potential to be one of the best stories in the Millarworld family of titles. Time travel is nothing new, but the twists Millar puts on his story are really interesting. I also have to give him credit for picking artists that enhance the story he is trying to tell. Sean Murphy seems like a perfect fit for this book. Millar delivers a lot of details in this opening issue and Sean Murphy illustrates them beautifully. I'm really excited not only to see where the story goes, but to see Murphy's visual interpretations of destinations past. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Mar 19, 2015

    Definitely a lot of fun, beautifully illustrated and a hell of a potentially great ride ahead. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geekality - Julius Freeman Mar 18, 2015

    If youre a diehard Millar fan, no doubt youll pick this book up, but if youve been tired of his work lately, Id still suggest you pick this book up. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Mar 19, 2015

    “Chrononauts” is off to a great start with a solid story, likable characters and an art team that you'd be hard pressed to beat. This is a beautiful book artistically in every sense and if you're on the fence, buy it for that alone. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Feb 6, 2015

    Chrononauts #1 is an entertaining first issue with an immense amount of potential to cut loose into a wild series as it progresses. Millar and Murphy work very well together, and it is obvious they have some big plans for this series. I highly recommend this one to anyone who has been enjoying Black Science or is interested in checking out the next sci-fi winner from Image. I'm definitely in for a second issue, without a doubt. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Keith Dooley Mar 19, 2015

    Millar and Murphy are clearly co-storytellers in "Chrononauts" #1. Along with Hollingsworth, each one of them are having a fun time while building their story. This issue does what any solid first issue must do to reel in an audience: marry an intriguing premise with gorgeous artwork. This union has clearly succeeded. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    ComicBuzz - ChrisG Mar 20, 2015

    ThIs issue is all about the premise. From the cliffhanger it may get to the meat and bones of the story a lot quicker than expected. Read it before it becomes a movie! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Overmental - Logan Dalton Mar 18, 2015

    I recommend Chrononauts #1 for Murphy's art alone as he brings his muddied line style to the past and present. (There is one two page sequence that made the history nerd in me smile.) The two main characters kind of seem incredibly smug, but like his work with some of the Marvel heroes, Millar gives them some relatable qualities and flaws so they're not wholly unlikeable. This comic is character-driven and sets up the time travel program through exposition and art, but don't be afraid, some time travel does occur, and you'll actually care about the people doing the traveling. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Eric Switzer Feb 6, 2015

    Despite one or two missing beats and Danny's questionable character traits, "Chrononauts" #1 is a refreshing and intriguing time romp beautifully rendered by Sean Gordon Murphy through and through (The last splash will make your heart skip a beat). Mark Millar has the most cinematic mind in comics and every story he writes has major motion picture potential. "Chrononauts" is no exception. As long as the bromance doesn't outweigh solid plotting, this book is going to be real stand out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - inthebusiness Mar 18, 2015

    One area where the book succeeds immediately is in its gorgeous visuals. Sean Murphy again proves why he's one of the hottest artists in the medium today, every dadgum panel dynamic and eye catching. Though mostly known for his kinetic action sequences and detailed line work, Murphy also showcases a strong gift for physical comedy in this first issue. Corbin and Danny's cocksure swagger makes them teeter on unlikeable, but Murphy's sense of their personalities is so strong that it's hard not to smile at their goofball antics and look-at-me proclamations. One sequence involving Danny, finger guns and a dirty ol' priest made this reviewer laugh loudly and publicly. It's little touches like that, in addition to Millar's well-crafted narrative, that'll keep us coming back for more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Lost Lighthouse - thelostlighthouse Mar 19, 2015

    Chrononautsis off to a good start, and while the story is very goodit is really the gorgeous art that makes this worth picking up. Check this out at your LCS or digital comics platform. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Pennacchia Feb 10, 2015

    Once readers meet Danny Reilly, the book really gains a personality. While the first half is full of style and intrigue, Reilly brings an energy that rockets the final segment of the story forward. Though the general trajectory of this opening might be transparent early, the final few pages are certainly a nice bit of excitement. The story does not quite proceed as expected, and the place Millar brings readers before the close sets up a fantastic first arc. It will certainly be exciting to see just how much story Millar has for this universe, but after just one issue, there appears to be a limitless number of places to go. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Mar 25, 2015

    Chrononauts is attempting to simplify the complexity of time travel by highlighting the comedic and lighthearted feel of the relationship between the two doctors. In it's simplicity to appeal to everyone, the story falls a bit flat and into all too familiar territory. It's not a bad story, it's just that it doesn't really present anything new or different. Fortunately though, Sean Murphy more than makes up for it with his magnificent pencils. I'll be back for next issue because of Murphy and I'm hoping that Millar's writing provides a future where both the art and the writing are equally as strong. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Neil McCulloch Mar 23, 2015

    Injecting a little more life into the time travel genre but not quite satisfying enough to lift its head above the pack. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - neil_or_no_deal Mar 23, 2015

    Injecting a little more life into the time travel genre but not quite satisfying enough to lift its head above the pack. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Danny Wall Mar 22, 2015

    It's got wide-screen action to be sure, so it's enjoyable in terms of sheer spectacle. Pretty much everything is presented as being slick and sexy, even time travel itself, which is certainly fun but ultimately superficial. Add some by-the-numbers kind of stock characters and you got yourself a popcorn action flick. Like a big helping of cotton candy, it's fluffy and sweet-tasting, but pretty much full of air and will make a nice treat, but don't look for anything substantial. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Critical Blast - Mike Maillaro Mar 21, 2015

    Overall, I thought this was a real good first issue, and with just a few small tweaks, this has the potential to be a great series. It seems like Millar was getting the general housekeeping out of the way in the first issue...introduce the characters, set the scene, and then tell a big time-hopping epic. I can't wait for it to pick up, this has some potential to be another huge hit for Image. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Peter Schmeiser Apr 8, 2015

    Chrononauts is a fun romp through time travel, and we have a whole timeline in front of us to play with. Im looking forward to the deeper story developing and seeing what Sean Gordon Murphy can do with it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Kalem Lalonde Mar 18, 2015

    I did not love the first issue of Chrononauts but that isn’t to say I’m not extremely intrigued. It took Millar a little too long to take off but when he did, he demonstrated great depth in his protagonist and the opportunity for a century spanning epic. If the latter half of this issue is a teaser for what’s to come, then I’m completely on board with this series. And if not, at least we’ll have Sean Murphy’s georgous art to gape at. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Booked - Julien Loeper Mar 19, 2015

    Im not saying that I dislike Millars approach. In fact, it has its many strengths. Millars ideas are always very high concept in nature and are executed with a certain amount of skill. Theres always a genuinely cool moment hidden in a shuffling of cool moments. Its just that I, as a reader, am personally tired of seeing what usually amounts to storyboards for a film. I would love to see Millar tackle an ongoing series again, building up to something larger and having it culminate in the end. His work on Superman and The Authority is a prime example of this. Chrononauts has moments where it is fun and exciting but its often hindered by Millars movie-pitch approach. This is one of the cases where the artists work propels the book forward. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Mar 21, 2015

    Chrononauts is a great read if you turn off your brain and don't question much of what you read. If you sit back and look at the art and follow along with the basic story you will get the bang for your buck. This isn't anything terribly original but it entertains and that's probably what most comic book readers are looking for. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Mar 17, 2015

    Considering the time travel high concept of Chrononauts, it is a little disappointing that this story doesn't cut to the chase a little faster. To be fair, plenty of people will still buy this book, if only to keep up with Mark Millar's oeuvre - and that's not necessarily a bad thing. Millar is a proven commodity in comics, and he's one that's not afraid to put his own stamp on things - even if that means it occasionally gets a little broad. With him and Sean Gordon Murphy's exquisite artwork, Chrononauts may be the safest bet on the stands this week - it's just that it might be a little too safe for some. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    We The Nerdy - Josh McCullough Mar 18, 2015

    What is consistently fantastic throughout however is the gorgeous art by Sean Murphy. It is equal parts detailed and stylised with all the small parts of the huge time machines crafted meticulously to give a very real and fleshed out looking technological style. The story too is laid out perfectly, with Murphy using very cool stylistic tricks to portray the jumps through time. The books strongest moment also includes a silent scene in which Corben observes a watch from his dad. Its a simple moment, but Murphy renders it to artistic perfection that we learn everything we need to without dialogue. The issue is a real showcase of the limitless talent of Murphy and its worth buying alone just to experience the art. The colours of Matt Hollingsworth perfectly complement Murphys art leaving us with a very beautiful book that features a very cool, modern sci-fi style. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones Mar 23, 2015

    Co-creator and artist Sean Murphy renders the book's characters with the appropriate posturing and smarm. His sharp visuals (aided by colorist Matt Hollingsworth) seem almost as if they're meant to appeal to the basest, Maxim-reading demographic: Cars are drawn with muscular weight, the boys look like they only dress from Topman, and apparently they both find plenty of time to hit the weights in-between innovating the greatest scientific achievement the world has ever known. It's this kind of idealized masculinity that probably made Chrononauts such an enticing proposition for Universal Studios. And you can bet it'll be stunting the growth of young boys everywhere in a theater near you. And a lot sooner than you think. Read Full Review

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