Genesis One-Shot #1

Genesis One-Shot #1

Writer: Nathan Edmondson Artist: Alison Sampson Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: April 16, 2014 Cover Price: $6.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 1
7.6Critic Rating
10User Rating

A trippy journey of creation and destruction as one man finds himself with the ability to manifest anything by thinking it-only to learn that with seemingly unlimited power comes unstoppable terror.

  • 9.5
    Rhymes With Geek - Wesley Messer Apr 8, 2014

    Genesis is the kind of story for me that there's only so much more I can say, there's only so many details I can get into. Genesis needs to be experienced, embraced, and gone into knowing as little as possible. I do feel that while this is my favorite story of Edmondson's to date, I also feel that it is his strongest work as well. The book isn't due out until the 16th of April, trust me you're going to want to read this for yourself. Nathan Edmondson, Alison Sampson, and Jason Wordie all did a phenomenal job on this story and this deserves to be read by as many people as possible. Go read Genesis for yourself because this is one story that doesn't deserve to get lost in the shuffle. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Apr 21, 2014

    With a story as philosophical as this, the art has to compliment it and be just as complex and I feel that it definitely is. Do yourself the favor and take a chance at picking this up. You won't regret it. I know I don't. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Ani Gonzalez Apr 18, 2014

    Genesis, a trip down to the unconscious mind trying to figure out how to create perfection. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Pennacchia Mar 19, 2014

    Editor's Note: Make sure you pre-order this book, due out April 16! For more information, check out Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Marcus Hammond Apr 16, 2014

    With Edmondson's deeply philosophical plot and the dream-like artwork, Genesis easily becomes one of the most thought provoking comics this year. With the level of critical thought required to grasp Adam's struggles and the surreal artwork, Genesis should challenge the reader to think about his or her life and the changes they wish to make. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Guy Copes III Apr 22, 2014

    Genesis redefines what life after death can mean. Imagine if one simple act of weakness could open a door allowing you to make all your hopes and dreams real. It is magical, spiritual, filled with wonder and tragic consequences, and the dangers of imagination left unchecked. I am going in for my second re-read and you need to pick this book up and get lost in the wonderful fairy tale nature it exudes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Peter Schmeiser Apr 16, 2014

    Genesis is a strange and introspective journey. It certainly isn't a capes book that can be thinly veiled as an allegory. This is a test for both the protagonist and reader alike. Once you can understand the art style, you can dive in headlong, and take the journey that only few may dare. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Jan 29, 2014

    If the book sounds interesting based on what you've read here, please go to your shop before they complete their February order and let them know you'd like a copy of the book, Alison Sampson created an order slip you can print out and hand in at your shop. "Wait for the Trade" readers should keep in mind that this is a one-shot and won't be collected later on. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Multiversity Comics - David Henderson Mar 19, 2014

    Ultimately, Edmondson and Sampson have created a thoughtful and challenging one-shot that, while not perfect, is still aiming high enough that when it works it transcends any problems it has. Edmondson's writing and Sampson's artwork go hand-in-hand to tell a morality tale disguised by the abstract tale of a man trapped by the power he is given that pays homage to everyone from Lewis Carroll to Terry Gilliam to David Lynch. It's a fable of the consequences of using influence to change the world and it's the kind of story that is more important in the telling than in the execution. For that, whatever flaws this story may have, the story it's trying to tell almost entirely supersedes them. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Lindsey Morris Apr 17, 2014

    There are definitely readers that will enjoy this allegorical piece, but priced at $6.99, it's a little more work than it's worth. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Nick Philpott Apr 16, 2014

    Genesis is described on the back by a professor of comic studies as "allegorical." That may be what's tripping me up; I don't do well with allegorical in the printed word. The Prophet, The Bible, etc" most of it goes over my head. I don't know if I'm just not doing the work to dig, and that may well be the case. Maybe this is the kind of issue that gets better on the second read through. Who knows. All I can say is that it wasn't working for me the first time, and that makes me extremely unlikely to go back and page through at my leisure. Read Full Review

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