Crude #1

Writer: Steve Orlando Artist: Garry Brown Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: April 11, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 8
7.6Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

Killers once feared Piotr Petrovich. Now, they've sent his son home to him - in a body bag. Haunted by his failures, Piotr journeys across Russia to learn what type of man his son really was, while hunting the bastards who killed him. And once Piotr finds them, they will learn to fear him once more... GLAAD Media Award-nominated writer STEVE ORLANDO (VIRGIL, Midnighter) and artist GARRY BROWN (BLACK ROAD) deliver an emotional, bone-shattering account of murder, masculinity, and mayhem.

  • 9.0
    Doom Rocket - Brendan F. Hodgdon Apr 16, 2018

    It is pretty safe to say that in terms of craft and emotion, Crude is very much the opposite of its title. This issue is an exquisitely-told chapter of what will undoubtedly be a devastating story when completed, that serves as yet another bar-raising piece of work for its creators. Crude will likely resonate with anyone who longs to be recognized for who they are, or who regrets what they've left unsaid. Simply put, Crude is a book for almost everyone. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Apr 10, 2018

    Emotionally intense, Crude, is an explosive new series from writer Steve Orlando and artist Gary Brown. Issue #1 is a stunning debut for what promises to be a hard-hitting new series from the house of Image. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geekery Magazine - Lucas Fashina Apr 11, 2018

    Out of 5 stars I give it a 4.5. This issue was straight lava and I cant wait to pick-up the 2st issue. Why only a 4.5? Its because while the interior art is great, the cover doesnt really communicate whats really going on inside. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Apr 11, 2018

    And its something to be able to palpably feel that on the page, as someone who isnt so far away from family, but truly, can never be too close either. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Pauly D Apr 11, 2018

    Steve Orlando sets up the foundation ofCrudeflawlessly, exuding the peril in Russia of what would be normal, everyday life in America, something we tend to take for granted. Garry Browns lines and colors are the right amount of muted, which conveys the tone of the story, while still showcasing his considerable talent.Crude #1is a page-turner. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Lune Apr 12, 2018

    A dark, bleak beginning, but one filled with real depth and emotion. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - JK Schmidt Apr 11, 2018

    Crude feels like Orlando is tapping into a different portion of his writing sensibilities. And the art team is firing on all cylinders to take the story where it needs to go. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - D. Ivester Apr 10, 2018

    The art in Crude brings all the scenery to come off very dark, dreary, depressing, and cold. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Apr 12, 2018

    While the slow pacing drags this debut a bit, if Crude can commit to its central concept in future issues, though, Orlando and Brown's story might catch on beyond its tough guy tropes. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jun 4, 2018

    Again, the art on this is the highlight for me. Brown has been great for years. I hope this turns around. Orlando can do better than this and I hope the story picks up and feels more focused. Right now, it's just not fully formed. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Outright Geekery - Aaron Kessel Apr 11, 2018

    Solid art and a slower paced story make this a solid beginning to this series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Apr 11, 2018

    The art doesn't hide the stories weakness and vice versa. It's a solid first issue that lays the groundwork for a story of revenge. Depending on what Orlando does with the plot there could be a deeper story of a father finally learning and connecting with his son, but we'll have to wait and see. At least for another issue. Read Full Review

  • 5.9
    Weird Science - Apr 15, 2018

    This book was too confusing for me, and the art style - which wasn't bad in and of itself - was not matched well to this style of storytelling. It needed to be made much simpler, which would have established solid foundations, and a better feel for the core issues, before branching off into more avenues in later issues if required. As it stands it wasn't an awful book, but it wasn't great either. Some nice coloring work from Lee Loughridge deserves a mention, and the color was well deployed and was a strength of the issue. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Apr 13, 2018

    Crude #1 is a story with a lot of promise but hobbled execution. The story, characters, and order of events are all muddled beyond reason, and you will likely leave the comic frustrated and with more questions than when you began reading it. I cant recommend this one. Give it a pass. Read Full Review

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