Hell Yeah #1

Hell Yeah #1

Writer: Joe Keatinge Artist: Andre Szymanowicz Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: March 7, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14
6.9Critic Rating
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Twenty years ago, the first-ever superheroes debuted without warning and forever altered our global culture! Now, the generation born in their wake fight to claim their place in a world evolved beyond them! Written by Eisner & Harvey award-winner JOE KEATINGE and illustrated by ELEPHANTMEN and POPGUN's ANDRE SZYMANOWICZ, HELL YEAH combines the over-the-top excitement of the original Image Comics launch with modern, innovative storytelling. It all begins with a giant-sized first issue containing a full thirty-two pages of story with no ads for the regular price of just $2.99!

  • 9.0
    ComicBuzz - Niall Doonan Mar 1, 2012

    There are a lot of superhero comics around (and I buy a fair few of them) but after the strength of this debut Im definitely on board with Hell Yeah. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Keith Callbeck Mar 12, 2012

    Benjamin Day is one of the most complete characters I've seen in a first issue in some time. While the lack of action in the middle slowed the pace, Keatinge has created a solid foundation that makes me care about what happens to Benjamin. As a debut, it has introduced a dozen threads that could be followed and I am very interested to see which journey they have ahead for us. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Mar 7, 2012

    We've been getting a lot of great new series from Image lately. Joe Keatinge delivers another new and enticing series with a slightly different take on superheroes. It's always great to get a new series that grabs your attention and offers something you haven't seen a hundred times before. For a first issue, we get enough of an introduction to the characters and 'world' but not so much that it bogs things down by being just an origin issue. The art felt a little off in this issue based on past work by the artist but there is enough build up and mysteries to keep you wanting to see where the next issue will take us. With the way things end, there are so many possibilities where this series could go. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Erika D. Peterman Mar 8, 2012

    But overall, Hell Yeah comes out of the gate strong and is shaping up to be yet another winner from Image. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Addicts - Mar 12, 2012

    Szymanowicz's art is messy and somewhat angular, and you can sometimes see the similarities in unrelated characters' faces, but overall, it's a good look. It has some scope for improvement, though, but Szymanowicz's crowd scenes are well done, and I don't have any too many complaints against it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Mar 10, 2012

    Hell Yeah is just another example of a well-crafted story backed up by terrific art. The comic book is thirty-two pages of story for $3, so it's a real bargain in this day and age. I think if you like super hero comics, mysteries, science fiction or character driven stories then you won't be disappointed. I definitely recommend checking this out. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Mar 7, 2012

    I may be getting ahead of myself since this is only the first issue, but the story has an interesting hook and some great looking art. Andre Szymanowicz delivers an excellent opening sequence that makes great use of the emphatic title. From there, he crafts each character and setting with his clean, sharp style that keeps the visuals fresh and lively. There are one or two missteps along the way, plus a few panels that seemingly lost some details when they were colored, but overall the book has a distinct look and effectively conveys Keatinge's specific vision of superheroes. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Dan Horn Mar 7, 2012

    In the end, I would have to recommend this book for its clear potential and enjoyable quirks, but I have to warn that this isn't something so ambitious, cool, or bizarrely original as to be the next King City or Orc Stain. But, for 32--count 'em, THIRTY-TWO!!!!--full pages of story for only $2.99, you really can't beat this value. Eat your hearts out, Big Two. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Blue Raven Comics - Clark Bullock May 10, 2012

    All in all, this was a good read and I'm hoping, it will become great. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason SacksDylan B. TanoNick Hanover Mar 8, 2012

    Still, even without all that theorizing, I think this should be an easy comic for most fans to pick up and enjoy. It's not quite on the level of some of Image's other recent releases yet, but it's an intriguing title that could very well grow into something outstanding. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Mar 9, 2012

    Um... This comic was okay, I guess... It didn't set my world on fire or anything, and none of the characters really grabbed my attention(although Ben could be a good character with time), but this wasn't a terrible read or anything. It just didn't wow me. I'll probably put this series on my pull list, but I'm not sure how long it'll be staying there... The next issue should go a long way in telling me whether this series is a keeper or not. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Mar 9, 2012

    Hell Yeah #1 is a comic full of promise and one well worth taking a look at. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Mar 9, 2012

    If "Hell Yeah" #1 spent less time worrying about telling us about the past and more time telling us the story, it would be a much more entertaining and engaging read. Instead, it begins well, drags in the middle and spends the rest trying to play catch up. It's an all-too-typical first issue offering enough glimmers of potential to warrant coming back for a second. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Kevin Beckham Mar 6, 2012

    Hell Yeah isn’t bad per say, it’s just taking the cool concept of superhero saviors in a different direction than I would like to see it go. It has a lot of parts and ideas that seem so rushed together and it just left me with more questions than answers. Read Full Review

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