Hey Kids! Comics! #1

Writer: Howard Chaykin Artist: Howard Chaykin Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: August 8, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
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SERIES PREMIERE! HEY KIDS! COMICS! takes its cue from nearly a century of turbulence and triumph, despair and drama in the comic book racket. Artists and writers, con men and clowns, ganefs and gangsters, create the foundations of today's biggest entertainment business-or at least the tail that wags the dog. Some of it really happened, and the names have been changed to protect the innocent and guilty... although in the end, everyone was guilty of something.

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Sep 2, 2018

    Comic book creators try to eek out a reasonable living against the backdrop of several decades. These stories offer insight into what creators endured over time, with readers trying to guess whom each character was inspired by. Anything by Howard Chaykin is worth checking out and this definitely deserves your attention. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Aug 13, 2018

    And that's exactly what I think we have gotten from him here. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Comicsverse - Jhoan Suriel Aug 7, 2018

    Although HEY KIDS! COMICS! #1 isn't going to set the world on fire, Howard Chaykin's WOLF OF WALL STREET meets MARVEL: THE UNTOLD STORY premise about the comic book industry is fascinating. There's betrayal, corporate greed, and resentment. While it's rough around the edges, anyone who wants a semi-realistic account of the heyday of comics will enjoy it. Otherwise, if you're looking for a general history of comic books or a parody of superhero comics, this isn't it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Sequential Planet - Derek Heid Aug 7, 2018

    Hey Kids! Comics is an ambitious series by Howard Chaykin. It's a conduit of controversy, focused on the birth of the comic book business as we know it, and the fictionalized seedy backroom deals and personal dramas that laid the foundation for it to be the powerhouse conglomerate it is today. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nathan Koffler Aug 8, 2018

    All in all, this first issue didn’t capture me in the slightest and I doubt that I will give its next issue a chance. I didn’t hate it but I definitely didn’t like and that made it feel like a chore to read. Between the harsh dialogue, uninviting artwork, and bland storytelling, I personally didn’t find anything in this issue that would inspire me to regard this as a great comic book and I definitely didn’t find a reason to continue reading the series. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Aug 8, 2018

    It's genuinely hard to believe that even a publishing house with an ongoing relationship with Chaykin like Image Comics accepted this submission. Keep it. Read Full Review

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