Eight Billion Genies #1

Writer: Charles Soule Artist: Ryan Browne Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: May 11, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 19
8.9Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

If you had one wish...what would you wish for? Now, what if everyone else had one wish too? That's EIGHT BILLION GENIES, the new eight-issue series from CHARLES SOULE & RYAN BROWNE (CURSE WORDS). At exactly the same moment, everyone on earth gets a genie and one wish. All hell breaks loose, in a very entertaining way...and that's just the beginning. Buckle in for the wildest ride of the year!

  • 10
    Capes & Tights - Justin Soderberg Jun 18, 2023

    The wish themes are profound and leaves you with a lot to ponder. It deals with greed, envy, love, and how one individual's wish can have a ripple effect and impact the world. It is thought-provoking, and it makes you question what you would wish for if given the chance. The stress of making a wish can be almost as hard as making the wrong wish. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Geek'd Out - Michael Farris Jr. May 11, 2022

    Charles Soule and Ryan Browne are a match made in heaven, and Eight Billion Genies further solidifies that truth. Sadly, this miniseries comes in about 7,999,999,992 issues short of the titular number. If I had one wish, it would be Soule and Brown comics forever. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comics Bookcase - Anna Bailey May 6, 2022

    Eight Billion Genies #1 is a character study of what would happen if 8 billion people got the one thing theyve always wanted and it doesnt disappoint in humor or sincerity. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau May 12, 2022

    Eight Billion Genies #1 does an excellent job setting up the rest of the series by introducing the essential characters and establishing them before introducing their exceptional inciting incident. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder May 11, 2022

    Eight Billion Genies #1 is a refreshingly vibrant first issue that dives headfirst into its conceit and just presses the gas pedal as hard as possible. Soule's quick wit and writing paired with the surrealistic art from Browne work wonderfully in concert for this wild premise, and I'll be following very closely to see what happens in the next issue/eight hours next month. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett May 11, 2022

    Eight Billion Genies #1 is a great start to the series. It opens up a literal world of possibilities as we see how wishes from genies can get out of hand. While the world as a whole spirals, its focus on a few individuals keeps the comic focused and something the reader can relate to. As expected, it's a great read and an absolute “buy”. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Joe Skonce May 13, 2022

    "Eight Billion Genies #1 is the perfect blend of delightful and destructive, a magnificent start to magical mischief. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Scott Redmond May 13, 2022

    The team that brought us ‘Curse Words' is together again to ask the question of what happens when everyone on Earth is given the power to make one wish. This is a really fun and fantastical series so far that gets pretty darn wild, while it grounds itself for the moment within a small dive bar around a small very different cast of characters. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke May 10, 2022

    Eight Billion Genies #1 is a great start to a series that understands how to hook the reader. The series smartly opens with grounded, realistic characters so when the supernatural elements kick off it's even more fantastical. Eight Billion Genies is never less than engaging, with strong characters to be absorbed in before the supernatural elements kick it all into another gear. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes May 11, 2022

    Being not really sure what to expect from this book, I have to say I found the whole book charming in a subtly horrifying way. I do have reservations about the longevity of the premise; once the fun has stopped with all the wishes, will there be enough left tin the tank to resolve the problems caused? I could wish for a conclusion, but I think that would mean missing so many interesting ideas and observations. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings May 11, 2022

    8 Billion Genies #1brings forth a new world of magic and mayhem and reunites the creative team of Charles Soule and Ryan Browne in the process. Between the story and the art, this is one of the most inventive comic books I've read in a while, and the end of the issue shows that. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Ross Hutchinson May 11, 2022

    8 Billion Genies #1 takes a concept we are all familiar with, puts it on steroids and gives it a case of red bull and this is the result...in a good way! It balances a well written character centric script with humor and the over the top fantasy element. The art is vivid, detailed and engaging across the board and it does exactly enough to want you to know what happens next! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt May 11, 2022

    The latest from Soule and Browne might be the wildest yet. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Sequential Planet - Marcus Orchard May 10, 2022

    Eight Billion Genies #1 is a funny and sincere debut with a strong premise and some delightful characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Hannibal Tabu Jun 12, 2022

    At this point, as noted in the work, "anything can happen," so there's no telling if this is the beginning of a masterpiece or a single scene of brilliance. For the here and now, you won't be able to wish this haunting concept away. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerdly - Dean Fuller May 18, 2022

    You don't just read this book, in a way you join in, you live it. Great stuff. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Apr 20, 2022

    A charming first chapter, Eight Billion Genies #1 is an amusing comic that has enough character to overcome its rather unoriginal concept. Read Full Review

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