Flavor #1

Writer: Joseph Keatinge Artist: Wook Jin Clark Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: May 16, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 9
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SERIES PREMIERE! Within a strange walled city, an unlicensed chef discovers a mystery that threatens to end it all. Join JOSEPH KEATINGE (GLORY, SHUTTER) and WOOK JIN CLARK (Adventure Time: The Flip Side) on this culinary epic adventure-FLAVOR-where chefs are the ultimate celebrity and food is the most valued commodity. The high-stakes competition of Hunger Games collides with the lush, MIYAZAKI-esque worldbuilding in this delectable new ongoing series featuring culinary consulting and bonus content by ALI BOUZARI, renowned food scientist and author of the IACP Award-winning cookbook Ingredient: Unveiling the Essential Elements of Food.

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett May 16, 2018

    Flavor #1 is everything that a first issue ought to be. It does not simply offer readers a thesis statement and sense of story to come. It delivers its style, setting, and characters intact from the very beginning. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Aaron Long May 16, 2018

    If you havent picked up on it by now, I really liked this comic. Flavor #1 creates a world that is fresh and exciting, filled with questions and dynamic characters. This is definitely a gem you dont want to miss out on. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - David Pepose May 18, 2018

    If the rest of the series continues this strongly, consider Flavor a recipe for sequential art success. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Brazen Bull - John Kocot May 15, 2018

    Flavor #1 is off to an exciting start. The creative team has created a delicious, lived-in new world with characters that, by the end of the issue, are worth investing in. The combination of intriguing story-lines with exemplary art makes this a must read first issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett May 16, 2018

    I loved this first issue and it's an entertaining comic that at first seems like it'd be great for kids and adults alike and then you get to the end… and I'm rethinking that aspect. I have no idea where this is going, I just know I want to read it and find out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison May 14, 2018

    Flavor #1 is a beautiful and sweet book that can balance its emotions and tone well. Its characters are believable and endearing, its art looks great, and its concepts are creative. This one easily earns a recommendation. Give it a read this Wednesday. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Sequential Planet - Marcus Orchard May 18, 2018

    Flavor #1 is a joy to read and a breath of fresh air. It's rare to see a creative team mesh this well. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Sadowski May 18, 2018

    A fantastic appetizer from a new culinary comic, "Flavor" #1 delivers gorgeous visuals and a lighthearted story that mirror the best of Miyazaki's animated films. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Robert Reed May 16, 2018

    With a charming protagonist and a well-realized world, Flavor #1 establishes stakes that are personal and threats that look to build in future issues. Plus, it's about food. And food is great. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    GWW - D. Ivester May 15, 2018

    Even though we didn't get too much cooking in this issue, I'm very much interested to see what sort of creations the culinary consultant they brought into the team will bring us. As for a first issue, I'd say this was a well-done appetizer. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    Weird Science - Andrew McAvoy May 18, 2018

    This book made much of the fact that it was bringing on board a culinary consultant (a Kitchen Aid some might say...) to assist with its development. Aside from the opening mention of truffles there wasn't that much input that I could decipher as belonging to Ali Bouzari. He sells books on Amazon and has given Ted talks though so I'm sure his expertise will shine through more as the issues continue. As it stands this was an aesthetically pleasing book that I'm glad I read, but I didn't really seem to be guided very well as to the plot context, and so it scores on curiosity value as much as anything else. An opening installment that was hard to dislike, but I did feel a little lost at sea. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Doug Warren May 16, 2018

    Flavor #1 did a good job of introducing this new world to the readers, but it leaves so much to be explained. It may be a few issues until we get this all fleshed out, but, it’s looking to be an enjoyable ride getting there. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    We The Nerdy - Kyle Simcox May 17, 2018

    Flavors biggest flaw lies in the fact that its just a bit too slow of an introductory dump. It throws a lot of what should be emotional turmoil at you but its hard to connect with the characters when we dont know anything about them. With that being said, the last page of the book definitely helps salvage itself by making the world even more intriguing. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    Geekery Magazine - Lucas Fashina May 17, 2018

    If you are into the Culinary Arts,love comics about strong familial relationships and overcoming odds, or have a younger reader in your life who would appreciate a good story, Flavor #1 is the perfect place to jump in. This is a strong comic with a clear path, and a story that appeals to a wide audience of readers. If you are looking for something new, give Flavor a try, it wont disappoint. Read Full Review

  • 10
    GoodDrones Jul 12, 2018

    Very whimsical kind of world but with a cynical after taste. You get the whole idea that food is gonna be the whole point. I worry that it may devolve into one of those eccentric sports manga where the drama is always going to be centered around food and food events. Which is not terrible but has the danger of becoming stale. This story has just enough mystery built in that I'm gonna keep following.

  • 9.0
    Wolf Warner Jun 28, 2018

    Zigged one way then zagged the next!!!

  • 8.5
    Troy May 18, 2018

    It has a Kiki's Delivery Service vibe and I kind of dig it.

  • 7.0
    Spock's Brain May 23, 2018

    This issue did a solid job of establishing the world of "Flavor"... I felt at one point it was growing a bit tedious in its exposition, but then the cool ending happened, in which a shocking act of violence is counter spliced with a cooking montage. Because of this last scene, I'll read issue #2. But my main complaint is, where was the cooking? The editorial brags of having a "food scientist" as a consultant, but any cooking scenes are indistinct, just one off shots with no ingredients shown...Listen, this may seem geeky, but "Starved," from 2 or so years ago (?) presented a distinct world and making the food, as well as the characters, the star. I'm hoping this series (though a million miles away from "Starved" in terms of look and tone) c more

  • 10
    √úberGinger Jun 8, 2018

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    ComicRelief May 16, 2018

  • 8.0
    Herushalaim May 17, 2018

  • 7.0
    Veido May 19, 2018

  • 6.5
    Swampsifter May 19, 2018

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