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Heart Attack #1

Writer: Shawn Kittelsen Artist: Eric Zawadzki Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: November 20, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 2
7.2Critic Rating
5.8User Rating

SERIES PREMIERE! Superpowers and teenage romance collide in the newest Skybound original by SHAWN KITTELSEN (Mortal Kombat 11) and ERIC ZAWADZKI (The Dregs, Eternal)!
Gene therapy has saved Americans from disease-only to give birth to Variants: people with powers so unique, the government denies their human rights. But a rebellion has begun...
Charlie North is on the run from the police when he crosses paths with Jill Kearney. Instant attraction becomes mass destruction when they unlock powers neither knew they had. Now, the question isn't how to use them-but how far they're willing to go.

  • 10
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Nov 19, 2019

    Heart Attack #1 is a powerful debut that announces the arrival of a major new series. Come for the immersive visual storytelling, stay for a take on dystopia that puts romance and humanity at its center. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Comic Watch - Lenora Pentecost Nov 22, 2019

    Heart Attack #1 is a politically charged, current events driven homage to both the X-Men and the real life struggle of minorities in America. With expert handling, it could lend new life to a genre of politically driven superhero comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Nov 20, 2019

    Heart Attack is a sweet and energetic take on the whole young adults coming to terms with powers formula, and promises to deliver a layered plot with fine characterization. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Nikko Soto Nov 20, 2019

    Overall, I really enjoyed readingHeart Attack #1. I wasn't quite sure what to expect, but the premise of the series captured my attention. It's incredible for a creative team to create a comic that involves such topical issues in a way that doesn't take away their importance. I'm looking forward to seeing how the rest of the series plays out. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Daily Fandom - Katie Beste Nov 20, 2019

    With intrigue and political upheaval, Heart Attack #1 certainly provides the baseline for what could be a really great comic series. Social movements are happening all over the United States, and this comic is positioning itself right in the heart of another one. Although fictional, I think the ideas we are beginning to see can remain applied to the world right now. Who knows how far theyll go in future issues? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Ronnie Gorham Nov 21, 2019

    Heart Attack #1 is interesting enough to give it a read. It touches on social injustice, prejudice, and romance all at the same time. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Spencer Perry Nov 20, 2019

    The storytelling density is a hindrance at times (a major motif of the world is relegated to the back when it should probably have started the story), but by the end a fun world has been established with an interesting hook. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Multiversity Comics - Christopher Egan Nov 22, 2019

    The intentions and ideas are bigger than the final issue in "Heart Attack" #1. Read Full Review

  • 4.2
    Geek'd Out - Michael Farris Jr. Nov 20, 2019

    Heart Attack has a lot of the right elements for an engaging sci-fi story about love and overcoming oppression, but unfortunately, the ingredients leave a bland taste. It ends up feeling like a variation on X-Men that fails to capture one of the greatest strengths of the X-Men: likeable characters. Read Full Review

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