Eclipse #1

Writer: Zachary Kaplan Artist: Giovanni Timpano Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: September 7, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 10
8.0Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Imagine if sunlight burned you alive. In the near future, a mysterious solar event has transformed the sun's light into deadly immolating rays. The world's few survivors now live in nocturnal cities. But a killer emerges who uses sunlight to burn his victims, and when he targets the daughter of a solar power mogul, it falls to a disillusioned solar engineer to protect her.

  • 10
    Bounding Into Comics - Jared Leatzow Aug 5, 2016

    Eclipse #1 is a strong first issue that introduces the reader to a unique scenario where the life giving sun actually brings death. Main character David Baxter is an interesting character who is more than likely walking into a situation he hasn't prepared for. However, Baxter is probably more than capable of handling himself. Artist Giovanni Timpano, manages to effortlessly flip flop between crowded and desolate scenes, which is extremely appealing to the eye. Read Full Review

  • 10
    All-Comic - Matthew Strackbein Aug 17, 2016

    If you want to learn more about the creators, their process and what inspired their work on Eclipse then be sure to check out our recent interview with the guys as the prepare for what is sure to be a warm reception this September. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Word Of The Nerd - Christopher Calloway Aug 15, 2016

    The coloring of the postapocalyptic landscape is perfect. The heat of the sun's intense rays radiate from the book's pages. Sure to be one of the top titles from Image this September, Eclipse #1 will delight science-fiction mystery lovers of all ages. This one book you will be sorry if you miss out. Don't get burnt, reserve a copy today! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Rebecca Booth Sep 8, 2016

    Eclipse promises to be a clever and refreshing science-fiction comic, with the perfect dose of mystery and murder. Not to be missed. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comicsverse - Nadia Alamah Aug 31, 2016

    This is the chronicle of life in the night. Where sunlight means instant death…or does it? The story of the defender, and the killer who defies all odds. Can he be stopped? Begin the journey with us when ECLIPSE #1 releases on September 7th! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Plug - Tanya Ruiter Aug 16, 2016

    A little slow to start but picks up by the end, leaving you wanting more right away. Interesting concept and a good read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Plug - Tori Aug 16, 2016

    A little slow to start but picks up by the end, leaving you wanting more right away. Interesting concept and a good read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Todd Young Sep 5, 2016

    It certainly made me curious as to what comes next. There's a lot to play with in the premise that is set up, so it will be interesting to see if the story focuses on the big picture of the new society or keeps a narrow focus on the killer storyline. By the later chapters of The Walking Dead, even though the zombies are an ever-present threat, it's clear the book is about the survivors and character development. If Baxter's story unfolds into a compelling narrative, with the sunlight angle taking a backseat, this could become a "can't miss" book. The first issue was a fun, inventive read, so I'm looking forward to seeing how the next issue plays out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Sep 11, 2016

    Eclipse hits with a one-two punch of sci-fi and horror.  It's got a dynamite premise and some tight pencils presenting a dystopian world that will have you reaching for sunscreen.  Humanity hasn't risen to the skies in this future.  We've burrowed underground like rats, fearful of the day and the terrors it can bring. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Joe Ruggirello Sep 8, 2016

    There are familiar elements at play here, but it's still (so far) a compelling book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Sep 7, 2016

    'Eclipse' #1 is an effective and unique dystopian murder mystery that draws you in. Kaplan takes a great premise and deftly executes a well-paced and intriguing sci-fi story. Art from Timpano and Gonia make it all work with an expansive world-building layout full of detail and color. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Capeless Crusader - Nathan Brown Sep 7, 2016

    VerdictKaplan and Timpano make an admirable team, and itll be interesting to see how the duo continue the murder mystery. With things heating up so quickly, Id like to see the pair take this new dystopian society to someplace we havent been before.I give Eclipse #1 an 8/10. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The GCRN - Daniel Clark Sep 23, 2016

    Overall Eclipse #1 is solid debut for both a comic and a writer. There is a great chance we can look back years down the line as this marking the beginning of the next great creative team. Much more time is needed to make that claim, but after one issue I am excited to see that proclamation come into flirtation. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Huck Talwar Sep 9, 2016

    This issue is the start to what I imagine will be a really interesting series. I'm left with tons of questions and a mind full of possibilities. I have no idea where Kaplan is going to take the series from here, but I do know that from this one issue alone, I'm already hooked. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    CourtOfNerds - Kevin Carley Sep 7, 2016

    So, I'm intrigued enough to pre-order the next issue of Eclipse, but we will see if this creative team can keep up the mystery and intrigue after that.  Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBuzz - Tony Thornley Sep 27, 2016

    Eclipse #1 is a good start to a mini series with an interesting concept. Im onboard. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GWW - Andrew Sep 6, 2016

    I enjoyed most of the writing and the main character reminded me of a several actors. The book was hampered by the artwork. It did not complement the writing well enough for me. I think the Solar Flare premise works and adds to the story-line throughout the book as it is an omnipresent antagonist itself. Characters need backgrounds so readers can get to know them. The book had a very good ending that makes me want to read the next issue. I really wanted to give this book a higher score but the book's artwork just prevented me from enjoying it as much as I wanted too. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geek-O-Rama - Jeff Kocks Oct 24, 2016

    Those of you that have read any of my other reviews, know that I like the post-apocalyptic type tales, and I thought this was intriguing. Nice weaving of backstory without bogging down the story. I especially like how the artist, Giovanni Timpano contrasted his styles from the night scenes to the day. The day scenes seem as bright as when you walk out from a movie theater into the sunlight. Looking forward to where this one could goand what is up with the mysterious killer. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Geek-O-Rama - Rick Sep 22, 2016

    The iffy part of Eclipse is its human element: the characters are, like the linework, barely sketched-out. While I really dont need to know where Our Hero graduated college with a degree in culinary science or whatever, Id like to have seen more personality than your standard-issue Downtrodden Gritmeister. I found my attention wandering. If youve seen one Apocalypse, youve pretty much seen them all; its the characters and their choices that make the end of the world interesting. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Zeb Larson Sep 7, 2016

    We don't really get much insight into David's character either, apart from the fact that he likes watching old Superbowls and has a bunch of dogs. The woman he's trying to protect isn't introduced until the very end, so the premise is all this issue has to go on, and unfortunately, it sinks under the weight of inconsistencies. Read Full Review

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