Extremity #1

Writer: Daniel Warren Johnson Artist: Daniel Warren Johnson Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: March 1, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 27
8.8Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

SERIES PREMIERE! Thea dreams. Not of a better life, but of revenge on the clan that ruined her family. With ferocious battles between man, machines, and monsters ahead...who knows where her quest for vengeance will take her? Creator DANIEL WARREN JOHNSON (Space Mullet) and colorist MIKE SPICER present a bold new vision, where the beauty and imagination of Studio Ghibli meet the intensity of Mad Max, in this all-new Skybound Original.

  • 10
    Slackjaw Punks - Garret Tumey May 1, 2017

    Thea is the princess of the Roto, beautiful, smart, kind, the most talented artist in her clan, and known throughout the floating plains. Or at least was, until the Paznina attacked, taking their home from her people. The ruthlessness didn't stop there, her mother was murdered and Thea's hand taken. Years pass, but Thea still thinks of drawing and tries to recreate beauty with her cold metal hand. Thea's brother Rollo notices and complements her before their father calls for them. The Roto clan is aboard their warship, and making ready for battle, a surprise attack on a piece of the Paznina war machine. Thea rides off on a small speeder, sneaking past guards and disabling power to the floating fortress. The Roto begin to chant for their king, as he puts on his "war paint", a face mask made from his enemies bones. That's when the Roto ship careens into the Paznina fortress, causing a cacophony of steel and blood.The lord of the fortress, Asmund, is now alerted to the situati Read Full Review

  • 10
    All-Comic - Alex Mansfield Feb 28, 2017

    Extremity #1 is an open-ended question: how far will you go? When everything, including the very things that define you, are taken away, what comes next? In a tempest of artistic ferocity and amidst a wondrous construction of a fantastical plane, its this examination of an emotional triad to those questions that hits hardest. Daniel Warren Johnson, Mike Spicer, and Rus Wooton have thrown down the gauntlet with this dazzling debut about loss, identity, and revenge. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Mar 18, 2017

    I really couldn't ask for much more from this series debut. We get gruesome over the top action and gore contrasted by a sentimental drive for revenge. We get some peaks at some amazing characters and little hints to some world building. At times there is a little too much borrowing of other IP's, but beyond that I loved every second of this first issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Ken Petti Feb 28, 2017

    Extremity is a book that I went into wearily, worried that it would be all blood and guts and little else. Thanks to a creator who is telling an intensely personal story (he even writes about it in a brief letter at the end), this book is much more. It's a dark, violent, colorful, loud story about a girl just trying to find herself. I'm really looking forward to seeing where Thea goes next. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Pastrami Nation - Nolan Smith Mar 13, 2017

    You should know by now that this is definitely a rated-R, mature readers book. That in mind, its an amazing first issue that introduces this very war torn, fantasy world. Part Mad Max, part anime, Extremity is packed to the gills with action, blood, and revenge. To see Thea gain some sort of satisfaction against Asmund, one of the Paznina there when she lost her hand, is extremely satisfying. Johnson has created an amazing debut issue from Image and Skybound. Extremity is full of violence, amazing designs, and a story that is ready to kick into an even higher gear. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Nikki Sherman Mar 2, 2017

    Extremity #1 was a superbly crafted first issue into a world I want to learn more about. The characters stick with you after reading the issue, and I look forward to seeing them grow. While I'm not entirely sure where this story is headed, as the plot seemed to centralize more around the characters rather than big events, I will be picking up the next issue with a smile on my face. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Mar 1, 2017

    Extremity #1 is a great start to this series, this first issue could honestly work well as a one shot story. The story and art are full of emotion from creator Daniel Warren Johnson confronting his own fears through the lenses of this otherworldly tale. The post-apocalyptic alien world is a visual feast for the eyes and gives a good setting for the story to unfold. Extremity #1 is an emotional story of losing what defines you and how that affects your life and how do you press on. Johnson does feed this first issue with emotion and intrigue giving the reader questions to ask themselves about what actually defines yourself and what happens when that changes? Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Multiversity Comics - Rowan Grover Mar 3, 2017

    octane debut that thrusts us right into Johnsons world Extremity is as beautiful to read as it is visceral. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Joe Ryan Mar 1, 2017

    I would highly recommend Extremity to anyone who loves action, adventure, samurai, westerns, dystopian, science fiction, and so many more categories because it is a relatable story. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Jeff Lake Mar 1, 2017

    Extremity #1 is a strong debut, driven by Daniel Warren Johnson's excellent characterization and electric art. Johnson takes a pretty straight forward concept and imbues it with new and exciting layers, making for a character first ensemble that packs plenty of visual punch. The attention to character does leave certain aspects of the narrative feeling a bit undefined as of yet, but overall this book is a bloody ball. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Mar 1, 2017

    Extremity #1 is a strong representation of what any reader likes about Skybound's books. These stories and characters push boundaries most comics aren't bold enough to. This first issue of Extremity holds so much potential for what happens when you strip what someone lives for from them literally. How do you make yourself feel whole again? This is a story that aims to live up to its name and you should brace for every moment of it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Forrest Hollingsworth Mar 1, 2017

    Ultimately, then, the issue is a strong one. As equally strong as our apparent heroine. It falters slightly, but not enough to detract. Thea’s journey forward, it seems, is going to be fraught with concise dialogue and compelling, masterful art at the hands of a very capable creative time. I don’t know where she might end up, but I’m along for the ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Mar 4, 2017

    'Extremity' #1 makes a thunderous debut with a straightforward revenge action thriller with plenty of heart. A character-driven sci-fi story with magnificent art that makes this new series pull list-worthy. Daniel Warren Johnson has arrived. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Slackjaw Punks - Iron Squid Mar 5, 2017

    I can say give this book a chance if anything else for the sheer fact that Image has been coming out with a lot of great series (Curse Words, God Country, Cannibal.) Will this series be able to play with the big boys or will it crash and burn out in issue 2? Personally, I want it to do well as it has me intrigued! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Chris Tresson Mar 1, 2017

    Overall, having gone in with nothing but the cover attracting me to it, I've come away really liking what I read. It's not entirely different to a lot of comics coming out these days but it's definitely up there with the best of them. If you're stuck for something to read today, see if your shop has it in and give it a bash. It's worth it for the art alone I think. I for one will be waiting to see what the next issue has in store, and where the story is going to lead. Read Full Review

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