Elsewhere #1

Writer: Jay Faerber Artist: Sumeyye Kesgin, Ron Riley Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: August 2, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 25 User Reviews: 7
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7.5User Rating

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COPPERHEAD WRITER JAY FAERBER TEAMS WITH RISING STAR SUMEYYE KESGIN TO UNVEIL ELSEWHERE: THE FANTASTIC STORY OF WHAT REALLY HAPPENED TO AMELIA EARHART!
Mysteriously transported to a strange new world filled with flying beasts and alien civilizations, Amelia desperately struggles to return home. Along the way, she forges alliances and makes enemies as she goes from aviator to freedom fighter in a rebellion against a merciless warlord!

"Get lost in this other world and you'll be in the best company." - KIERON GILLEN (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE)

  • 10
    Comicosity - Doug Zawisza Aug 1, 2017

    Faerber, Kesgin, Riley, and Mauer bring their very best to this issue, and it really shows. This is a labor of love that has expanded to fill their imaginations, and theyre doing a great job sharing that vision. I thoroughly enjoyed this issue, and I look forward to more. Give it a spin, see what you think. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Pop Culture HQ - Joshua Winchester Aug 4, 2017

    Speaking secondly as a fan of history, this is a fabulous concept! The mystery of what happened to Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan in 1937 is still one of the great unsolved stories of history. A comic that has her showing up on another world, getting into what is clearly going to be Flash Gordon-style adventures, well its just about the best kind of story anyone could ask for. Whatever happens moving forward with this series, theres no doubt it will be spectacular! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Geekery Magazine - Jennifer DeRoss Aug 4, 2017

    Overall, this issue is a lot of fun and an interest in Amelia Earhart is not required. If you like female led adventure, science fiction, fantasy, or even mystery stories, you should give his series a chance. Goodness Gracious, Five Stars! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - Fabienne Payet Jul 18, 2017

    The art is great, very detailed and captures Amelia's essence perfectly. I love the usage of colors in the new world and how, even though we are on an alien planet, the art seems to anchor you in reality. Very enjoyable indeed. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Pop Break - Rachel Freeman Aug 2, 2017

    So, to start off, the art for this comic is great. I love the details, especially on the beast humanoids. Sumeyye Kesgin adds just the right amount of detail so you can tell these creatures are covered in fur but still have that human resemblance. And Jay Faerber does an amazing job capturing Amelia Earhart. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comicsverse - Kira Stern Jul 20, 2017

    Jay Faerber gets into his groove and writes a pretty great female character. The art and conflict rocket this comic into a must-read! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Doom Rocket - Stefania Rudd Aug 7, 2017

    Kesgin's artwork is realistic and detailed, and you can see how she pushes herself to craft a tangible world that rides the line between credible and incredible. (She succeeds marvelously.) Ron Riley's coloring enhances the feel of the book, which is, in a word, exhilarating. Elsewhere is terrific. Make sure you read it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    SnapPow.com - John McCubbin Aug 3, 2017

    Elsewhere #1 gets this latest Image series off to a tremendous start, introducing us to a brand new fantasy world. Giving us an interesting take on what might have become of first female aviator, Amelia Earhart, the creative team fashion a thrilling premise, with the various twists and turns sure to leave readers eager for more. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Aug 2, 2017

    In short, this is a well-done issue playing with fantasy tropes and historical events at the same time, making for a nice hybrid of Tarzan and John Carter with a lot of potential adventure hooks and a legitimately jaw-dropping final moment. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Impulse Gamer - Pat Condliffe Aug 5, 2017

    Together Kesgin and Faerber have crafted a great world with an engaging lead. This is a fun tale and full of surprises and humour. Its awesome to see a trailblazer like Earhart live on. I enjoyed reading this on my own as much as I did again with my daughters, who both loved it! I cant wait to see where this story ends up, because its certainly off to a flying start. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Aug 1, 2017

    History buffs will need this. Fantasy lovers will love it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Brian A. Madrid May 29, 2017

    Truly a remarkable sense of storytelling as Jay Faerber takes one of greatest aerial mysteries of the legendary pilot, Amelia Earhart, into a science fiction comic book series. Amelia's Moxie attitude will surely be a catalyst for surprising adventures. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Mueller Aug 2, 2017

    A surprise meeting at issue's end plants an effective hook for next issue, though the overall premise is enough to do so anyway. Elsewhere was a pleasant surprise this week, and could be the start of something great. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - David Lee Martins Aug 3, 2017

    This bookis a fun adventure story that does a great job of not giving too much away. It asks more questions than delivers answers, which is great for a first issue. The pace is very fast and the book wastes little time in getting off the ground (pun not intended). I am genuinely intrigued to see how this story plays out in future issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pastrami Nation - Art Macias Aug 6, 2017

    Awesome story with twists and turns that will keep you turning the page til the surprising last panel…that you did not see coming. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek-O-Rama - David Doub Aug 20, 2017

    Over all I enjoyed the book and will keep reading it for the foreseeable future. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Manny Gomez Aug 2, 2017

    A high-concept book that succeeds not only on its set-up but on it's fun and solid execution. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBuzz - Brendan Allen Aug 1, 2017

    Elsewhere has a little something tucked away for just about everyone. Here is an inventive story that has a strong, historically based, female lead thrown into an anachronistic alien landscape with a tyrannical dictator. Whats not to love? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Aug 2, 2017

    'Elsewhere' uses an alt-history premise to serve as a base to a wonderful space fantasy. You don't have to know about Earhart or another surprise guest to enjoy the story but it wouldn't hurt to get more informed either. This is an easily accessible story that is entertaining and looks fantastic. What more could you want in a comic? Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Multiversity Comics - John Schaidler Aug 4, 2017

    Final Verdict: 7.8 – "Elsewhere" nicely taps into our fascination with high profile unsolved mysteries. With a well balanced characterization of Amelia Earhart and a gorgeously rendered fantasy world, this series should have legs, with many twists and turns to come. It's also a fitting tribute to a larger-than-life American hero. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Weird Science - Repairman Jack Aug 5, 2017

    A bit generic in the overall set-up and dynamics of thecharacters, but the art and premise to the what-if story makes up for it andkeeps me at least a little bit interested in coming back for more. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Ben Snyder Aug 2, 2017

    Overall, Elsewhere #1 is a sufficient and entertaining read. While not the most novel or creative book, it executes what it attempts well especially, the star character Earhart. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Doug Warren Aug 2, 2017

    I was about ready to give up on the series. Call it a one and done until I got to the last page. And there was a twist. The first thing to actually get me excited in the whole comic. And honestly, despite all of the aforementioned flaws, I can’t wait to pick up issue number two to see where this thing is going. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    We The Nerdy - Chad Waller Aug 3, 2017

    Going in, Elsewhere #1 has all the makings of a good comic. It starts off with a prison break, no one is vomiting text, and the artwork takes center stage. However, it doesnt take long for a lethargic flatness to settle in, with dialogue that doesnt feel real, boring characters, and artwork thats wholly serviceable. Its uninteresting to the point where Ill forget I read it by the time issue #2 comes out. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Manolo Aug 3, 2017

    Ultimately, these questions do not drive reader interest but instead serve as a distraction and prevent the reader from achieving emersion into the story. A trait which similar titles have accomplished with much greater degree of success. Yet, despite this, it is just the first issue, and the conclusion is compelling enough to warrant follow through into issue two (Sep '17). Perhaps with some further character development this story could take us Elsewhere. Read Full Review

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