Comeback #1
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Comeback #1

Writer: Ed Brisson Artist: Michael Walsh Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: November 21, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 18
7.8Critic Rating
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Reconnect is more than a company - it's an opportunity for good. Reconnect can reverse tragedy by sending agents into the past to rescue your mother, your wife, your brother or father or child moments before their untimely death. Mark is one of these agents. He brings the rescued from the past to the present, to a blessed reunion with their loved ones. He saves lives...or does he?

  • 9.8
    Comic Book Syndicate - Kristina Dec 16, 2012

    Its a slow paced first issue but the story holds a lot of mystery and darkness surrounding the story and characters. Its a shame that this mini-series will only last for a few issues. It has a lot of potential, but then again something this good should bow out on a high note than end leaving us confused and disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Read Comic Books - Roderick Ruth Nov 22, 2012

    Although this story involves time travel, it's not overloaded with extraneous science fiction or overlywroughtwith paradox talk. In fact, what makes this issue great is that it seems to bring the genuine question from anyone that's ever experienced a tragedy in their life. Instead, we get a nice spin on the age old question of “what if you could change the past?” I'm looking forward to reading Comeback #2, in what looks to be another promising series from Image. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Multiversity Comics - Michelle White Nov 22, 2012

    All told, "Comeback" #1 is an intriguing as well as a visually interesting first issue " and it may be all the more great for not lunging at our throats right off the bat. Of course, if you're looking for a series that does just that, "Comeback" may disappoint you. But there's something to be said for a high-concept thriller that takes its time, gradually drawing you into the story as it establishes the characters and the overall atmosphere. Based on this first issue, it's going to be a lot of fun watching these puzzles pieces come together. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Den Of Geek! - Robert Bernstein Nov 21, 2012

    Once again, Image Comics is responsible for another potential hit and has created another interesting concept. But, it is too soon to tell. Comeback is still raveled in mystery. Brisson has definitely caught my interest wtih this story. For one, we don't know if the entire company that is time traveling to help people for money is shad, or just the one man who pulls a gun at the end of the issue. Secondly, we don't know what mysteries Seth and Mark will find on their journey into the past to rescue the rich man's wife (it has the potential for awesomeness, though!) Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    J.DubComics - J.DubComics Nov 25, 2012

    This first issue of the series has left us with a couple of questions leading in to the next issue. It has definitely done enough to make me want to know more about the company and the people working for it, so I will be picking up the next issue for sure. It is worth a read, so if you fancy something a bit different this month then go ahead and give this one a try. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Nov 30, 2012

    Illustrator Michael Walsh works in a style not too dissimilar to Sean Philips, Michael Lark or Charlie Adlard, with heavy inks and solid lines, and no subtle shading. It's certainly an effective style for the type of story being told and he has a strong ability to deliver talking heads. Altogether Comeback is unassuming but engaging, drawing the reader in with sharp genre play and stimulating concepts. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - MelissaGrey Nov 23, 2012

    Overall, the first issue of Comeback is a promising start. It isnt easy to juggle mystery, action, and a healthy dose of talking heads but Brisson manages it with great aplomb. Its a story worth sinking ones teeth into and Brisson serves up a book that both satisfies and leaves you wanting more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Nov 23, 2012

    So... yeah, time travel confusion, and Walsh's art works well, even though it feels like the same style that's in every third book these days. It's cool enough to warrent a look, though. I'll be getting #2. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Nov 25, 2012

    Michael Walsh's artwork serves the tension, edge and intrigue of the premise and plot quite well. If I hadn't looked at the credits on the inside front cover first, I could have easily mistaken Walsh's linework for that of Paul (Talent, Amazing Spider-Man) Azaceta, Michael (Daredevil, Gotham Central) Lark or perhaps Greg (Sword of Dracula) Scott. Walsh boasts a simpler style that captures the dark excitement of the story and conveys a convincing look with its grittiness and his strong eye for anatomy. Jordie Bellaire's dark colors reinforce the cloak-and-dagger/crime-genre atmosphere as well. Walsh also does an excellent job with the one gruesome and fantastic visual scene in the book, and it's so out of place and perfectly timed, it really has an impact on the reader. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Nov 26, 2012

    A nice gritty, time-jumping story. This issue does a nice job of laying out the basics of the story and there will surely be twists and complications in future issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Nov 21, 2012

    I was very happy with this issue as it didn’t disappoint. Anytime you read the preview for something there is a chance that it won’t turn out to be as cool as you’re hoping, but Comeback lives up to its own hype and that’s great. I’m hooked on the mystery of the story and can’t wait to see how the next chapter plays out and what new elements will be explained or revealed. One thing is very clear though, the creative team has an end game in mind that we’re all along for the ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Nov 21, 2012

    "Comeback" #1 is a nice variation to have available. As both of the big two publishers try to add new luster to their franchises with a fresh coat of paint, creative team swap-outs or flatout reboots, creators at Image continue to flip ideas over, looking for new spins on older concepts or newer concepts that instantly feel comfortably compelling. Add this one to the win column for Image Comics who have been tallying up great new concepts rather frequently. Not dissimilar to "Revival" or "Mind the Gap" in the sense that it quickly becomes clear that this first issue barely scratches the top of the longer narrative, "Comeback" #1 is filled with just enough teases and hooks to draw me back for future issues. Like those other series, the best time to start is right now. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Danny Djeljosevic Nov 26, 2012

    Ed Brisson of Murder Book writes a straight-faced crime comic a beautifully shocking moment in this first issue and a sci-fi twist that doesn't overwhelm the dominant genre of this story -- the perfect kind of comic book to give to someone who's into the non-superhero work of Ed Brubaker and Brian Bendis. Appropriately Michael Walsh offers a Sean Phillips-ish flavor, creating moody images of people talking and doing illegal things that end up beautifully colored as Jordie Bellaire -- who it seems colored half the single issues we're covering this week -- keeps the proceedings from being a boring series of grays and browns with nice swathes of blues, reds and oranges. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comicosity - Gavin Craig Nov 21, 2012

    Fortunately, then, I'm the sort of person who has a weakness for young men with tall hair and skinny ties who act more grizzled than they have any right to be. With titles like Manhattan Projects, Prophet, and even Invincible, Image Comics is quietly carving out a claim to be the home of the best science fiction comics being produced today. If Brisson and Walsh continue to build on a promising start, Comeback will be a worthy part of that conversation. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Jo Lewis Nov 25, 2012

    The issue falls short on expanding upon its concept and character development, both of which are key when the miniseries is scheduled for 5 issues. However, Comeback #1 raises questions, tempting the reader back next month. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Nov 23, 2012

    Comeback is a very intriguing idea. Obviously written for the collected edition, the opening issue struggles to establish the characters as well as the premise. Where it excels in one, it falls a little short in the other. I think the book could end up being great, but this issue provides a slower start. This is one to keep you eye on even if you don't pick up the opening issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geekality - Sal Brucculeri Nov 26, 2012

    In the end, Comeback #1 was definitely entertaining. If you are a fan of the GTA series I would highly recommend Comeback #1. I'm still on the fence about whether or not I enjoyed it. Like I said, it is highly entertaining, but I don't know if it was for me. If you are looking to pick up another comic while at the shop I would say give Comeback #1a shot (especially if you like GTA). Keep in mind this is an issue #1 so you can hop on board, not be lost and see where it takes you Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Ryan Rodriguez Nov 21, 2012

    Speaking this point literally may not appear very interesting, but it does result in some extremely horrid events within the comic, which alone makes this comic worth giving a read. Comeback does not contain a great amount of depth, but is still enjoyable to read. Read Full Review

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