Glitterbomb: The Fame Game #1

Writer: Jim Zub Artist: Djibril Morissette-Phan Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: September 20, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 2
8.3Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Kaydon Klay wants to be famous. She wants it more than anything else she's ever known. The dream is hers for the taking, and all she has to do is embrace the national tragedy that's put her in the spotlight... Fan-favorite writer JIM ZUB (WAYWARD, Uncanny Avengers) and artist DJIBRIL MORISSETTE-PHAN (All-New Wolverine, Ultimates) continue their twisted exploration of fame and failure. The entertainment industry feeds on our insecurities, desires, and fears. You can't toy with those kinds of primal emotions without them biting back.

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - Fabienne Payet Aug 23, 2017

    People can reach all sorts of fame with a minimal amount of effort it seems but who knows the full consequences of doing so? I have a feeling that Glitterbomb will dive into that a bit deeper in every issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBuzz - Chris Adair Aug 23, 2017

    I simply cannot praise this book enough. Zub, Morissette-Phan and Russel continue right where they left off to create a tense character driven story with a deep sense of foreboding horror underlying everything. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Tom Guilfoyle Sep 20, 2017

    GlitterBomb: The Fame Game is a stellar return, if only the colors weren't too much. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We The Nerdy - Chad Waller Sep 19, 2017

    The first arc of Glitterbomb was fantastic, a gross, horrifying look at Hollywood and what that environment can do to a person. This second arc is off to a great start, ready to tackle similar themes but from a completely new angle. I am so, so happy this book is back. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Sep 11, 2017

    While not necessarily empowering, there's a transgressive slant to the narrative that'll likely have you hoping the supernatural horror wins out over the real-world horror. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Sep 13, 2017

    Glitterbomb: The Fame Game shows real life terror that happens on a daily basis in Hollywood. Fame is a claustrophobic, soul-crushing experience and young Kaydon Klay is about to see it up close and personal. This is something she's longed for all her life and the glitz and glamour is about to chew her up and spit her out. That doesn't even include the literal monster lurking in the shadows nearby! Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Multiversity Comics - Kate Kosturski Sep 22, 2017

    A great debut for an existing franchise that keeps both new and existing readers intrigued, with strong art and letters to drive home deeper philosophical questions of the cost of fame. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - Eric Cline Sep 19, 2017

    I have some qualms with this issue, but it's still a good time. The art team delivers strong work, and the writing leaves many mysteries open to ponder. This issue is worth a look, though it may not be as affecting if you haven't read the original series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Doom Rocket - Courtney Ryan Sep 26, 2017

    I'm hopeful that Glitterbomb: The Fame Game will build on the series' success but add at least a few unexpected twists to its formula. Celebrity obsession and its many offenses provide ample room to explore the horrors and contradictions housed in modern society. For his part, Zub seems to be painting this tale with large brushstrokes, though I look forward to discovering where his characters " and we, the readers " end up amid the finer details. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Ben Snyder Sep 20, 2017

    Glitterbomb- The Fame Game #1 is shaping up to be a very worthy successor to it's predecessor, but there are some drawbacks that need to be addressed. Hopefully, Zub can make Kaydon and her mom more multi-dimensional and interesting. But most importantly, we see more gruesome gory deaths happen to some deserving Scumbags. Read Full Review

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