Citizen Jack #1

Writer: Sam Humphries Artist: Tommy Patterson Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: November 4, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 7
8.6Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

A HORROR-COMEDY FOR ANYONE WHO HATES POLITICS! Every presidential candidate has a skeleton in their closet-Jack Northworthy worships the devil! A scandal-plagued, small town politician, Jack should in no way be president. But he's got a secret weapon: Marlinspike, a malevolent demon of high ambitions. Together, they're running for president in an outrageous campaign that America will never forget! Blockbuster writer SAM HUMPHRIES (Guardians of the Galaxy and X-men: Black Vortex) and New York Times bestselling artist TOMMY PATTERSON (Game of Thrones) debut a brand new ONGOING SERIES with a DIABOLICAL EXTRA-SIZED FIRST ISSUE!

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Kieran Fisher Nov 3, 2015

    Ive never read a Faustian tale this funny in my entire life. It also happens to be one of the best political satires in a long, long time. This is a very impressive start and I cant wait to read the next issue. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Nikki Sherman Nov 4, 2015

    Citizen Jack pulls no punches in its critique of the American political system. This issue is a snarling beast of story — it looks fantastic, it reads magnificently — it's entertainment at it's finest.Citizen Jack has my vote. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Word Of The Nerd - Caleb Palmquist Nov 6, 2015

    In this stellar first issue, Humphries and co. deliver a hilarious and riveting story about a man who just might be a big enough fool to make a perfect U.S. Presidential candidate. The book strikes a perfect balance between political punditry and compelling narrative. If a man like Jack were to be elected as president, I would be terrified, but in this case I'm secretly rooting for him. I want to know just how far he'll go to get what he wants, and see how badly he botches every step along the way. I'm more than ready for the second issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Major Spoilers - Chris Wilson Nov 8, 2015

    Citizen Jack #1 is an issue that is not only a great series introduction, but a character one as well. Along with sharp writing the issue is packed with fantastic artwork. This comic certainly gets my vote. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    IGN - Levi Hunt Nov 5, 2015

    With a wicked sense of humor, incredible character art, and smart political satire Citizen Jack officially has our vote. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Nov 3, 2015

    Politics are going to look differently after you read this disturbing satire on the political system. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Brian Reed Nov 18, 2015

    I've really been lucky lately, this is the third book in a row that I have completely enjoyed. It's a surreal joyride with a dash of meaning, and a hint of something serious lurking in the depths. I like that a lot, and if you're up for trying something new, I bet you will too. Check out Citizen Jack, just smile and nod when things don't make any sense, and then slowly realize that none of this is any more unreal than what's actually happening in the world around us. Ok, maybe the dolphin reporting the news… Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Fanboys Inc - Buddy Beaudoin Nov 5, 2015

    Citizen Jack is an idiocratic look at the current political and news media systems. Theres just enough satire to make it feel satirical, but also little enough that it reminds you that Donald Trump is actually running for office. Issue one sets up a cast of rich and entertaining characters, and a horror/comedy setting that immerses you in its world. "Citizen Jack #1" is a must read book of the fall. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Nov 10, 2015

    This issue is a freaking brilliant. The creative team has done an amazing job creating a protagonist that sticks with us even after we finish reading, and I am already itching for more! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Nov 4, 2015

    This year seems to be a solid one for political comics, and especially satire, with Prez being one of the other standout highlights. Both succeed in showing an understanding of a broken process and broken system, while lampooning them in a way that makes you laugh, though we all should probably be crying from the reality of it all. It's just a first issue, but Citizen Jack looks like it's just what I need to get through the 2016 election. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Geeked Out Nation - Grant Raycroft Nov 6, 2015

    Citizen Jack falls alongside the lineup of clever political comics coming out this year. While it's not up to snuff with the millennial angst of Prez, it's still a fine book that has countless interesting directions to go. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Steven E. Paugh Nov 4, 2015

    I enjoyed the heck out of Citizen Jack #1. In both its chunky, fun and even exhilarating visual direction and its unabashed doofy narrative drive, this first issue shares throughout its pages the abrasive, grimy charisma of its lead and I can't wait to pig out on more! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopOptiq - Ben Howard Nov 5, 2015

    Citizen Jack is off to a good if tad bit slow start. The political satire clashes a little bit with the supernatural horror, but seems to be doing a good job of tying the two together. The art is good, if flawed, and the upcoming comic issues will determine whether or not Citizen Jack can hold its own in Image's ever expanding library. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Nov 4, 2015

    "Citizen Jack" #1 is a successful start to a story that makes readers pull for an utterly contemptable character, all while establishing a compelling story about a nobody making a bid for president. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Villain Smash - Jorge Solis Oct 30, 2015

    Overall, Humphries and Patterson provide a lot of dark wit and jabs at politics to readers. This is a fun romp with demons and twisted bargains. "Citizen Jack" #1 has a smart, scary, and very funny start. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Nov 13, 2015

    I'm usually drawn to stories where there is either a character I can relate to or where I like the lead character(s) and care what happens to them. Citizen Jack goes another way and while it's really well-crafted I have absolutely no desire to read more about Jack Northworthy. That said, Citizen Jack is entertaining as political satire with a twist and is well worth trying out, you might fall in love with the characters and/or situation and see this as the greatest thing since lobbyists tried to influence the price of sliced bread. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Nov 5, 2015

    While this is an imperfect debut, it's definitely got some potential as the election cycle heats up. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Multiversity Comics - James Johnston Nov 6, 2015

    Aside from superficial grievances like that, “Citizen Jack” is a very debut. Jack looks set to be a worthy character to carry the book, so long as he doesn't turn into an utter caricature. And though “Citizen Jack” doesn't seem like it has anything particularly profound to say about politics just yet, the potential is there for a good character portrait of one man, his dreams, and his demon. Read Full Review

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