Echolands #1

Writer: J.H. Williams III, Haden Blackman Artist: J.H. Williams III Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: August 25, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 19
9.0Critic Rating
8.5User Rating


The story of Earth's last war starts with Hope's sticky fingers...
The multiple award winning BATWOMAN team JH Williams III (Promethea, The Sandman: Overture, Batman) and W. Haden Blackman (Star Wars, Elektra) reunite for an all-new ongoing series! They're joined once again by colorist supreme Dave Stewart and master letterer Todd Klein.
In a bizarre future world that has forgotten its history, a reckless thief Hope Redhood holds the key to excavating its dark strange past - if only she and her crew can escape a tyrannical wizard and his unstoppable daughter. But fate will sen more

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Ross Hutchinson Aug 25, 2021

    ECHOLANDS #1 is not just a comic. It's a well-written, perfectly rendered spectacle that squeezes every ounce out of the landscape format it's presented in through beautiful, eye-popping, and detailed art. The brilliant use of paneling is conscious at all times of the format but also works in perfect symbiosis with the images themselves. It's a brilliant first installment that has cleverly twisted several fantasy and mythology tropes into something unique and darkly alluring... it's a perfect opening act. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Geek'd Out - Michael Farris Jr. Aug 25, 2021

    I'll say it again: I was not prepared for Echolands, and I hope you aren't either. This book refuses to be defined in an easy-to-label way, yet, despite the risks, it has an engaging story at its heart that could flit about in any direction that our heroine takes. This ambitious book has all the makings of being an industry-defining moment in time, and we're lucky to finally be here for this decades-long project. Read Full Review

  • 10
    BGCP - Michael Lennox Oct 11, 2021

    Flipping the edge of a comic to the portrait is a brave but dangerous model. Williams and Blackman cutting edge skills and use of an array of mediums, styles and images create a visual ballet for the comic reader. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Aug 24, 2021

    A dimensional-shift of a first issue, Echolands #1 is the peak of fantasy and lore-building in the comics medium. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Sequential Planet - Danilo To Aug 24, 2021

    I hyped this book hard and, boy oh boy, has my hype been worth it. Echolands delivers from issue one and it leaves the reader craving more. More of the story, the world, the art and everything surrounding it. I recommend this book, without a doubt. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Colin Moon Aug 24, 2021

    With a format and style all its own, Echolands is nearly a brochure for its own potential to be the Next Big Important Comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Multiversity Comics - Kobi Bordoley Aug 26, 2021

    Overflowing in the best way possible " this comic is an explosion of excess and unyielding, chaotic fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    GWW - B Ferg Aug 24, 2021

    Clearly Williams knows exactly what Echolands should look like. Along with Dave Stewart what is showcased in this opening issue is a sight to behold. Each image is colored (or not) and drawn authentically as it would in it's original production. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Impulse Gamer - Kevin Mwenda Jul 29, 2021

    Echolands #1 goes against conventional comics by utilizing an untraditional landscape presentation structure where events in the comic span horizontally across two pages. The artists and colorists excel at their work where it is easy to follow the characters as they go move between different settings and environments. Despite seeming like there is too much going on in each other pages, the reader can identify distinct characters and some of their quirks and when magic is being used due to different visual styles and designs. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Aug 25, 2021

    The drawings in this issue are extremely detailed. And the majority of the panels are filled with interesting characters and details that attract the eye. The color palette is intense and perfectly matches the tone of the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Christian Hoffer Aug 25, 2021

    It's still too early to see how Echolands' story will play out, but this is definitely a comic you should try based on artwork alone. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Aug 16, 2021

    When all is said and done, Echolands #1 provides an interesting first look at an intriguing fantasy world. While I wish some of the book may have been better utilized, all in all, it delivers something that leaves me feeling like Hope's story could have real promise to it. Read Full Review

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