Home #1

Writer: Julio Anta Artist: Anna Wieszczyk Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: April 14, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 14
8.4Critic Rating
4.4User Rating

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When a young boy is torn away from his mother while seeking asylum at the U.S. border, something begins to change in him, and it isn't just the trauma, anxiety, and guilt you'd expect. He doesn't know it yet, but it's the onset of superhuman abilities that will change his life forever.

JULIO ANTA and ANNA WIESZCZYK debut with a deeply grounded and heartfelt five-issue series that explores the real-world implications of a migrant with extraordinary powers.

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Kendra Hale Apr 29, 2021

    Home is surely a series to keep an eye on as the voices within deserve to be heard. What awaits Juan now that his powers are free remains to be seen. There are many questions that we have, and more issues ahead that I believe will provide those answers. But as a starter to the series, Home #1 is a great and powerful debut. It is hard hitting and touches on several difficult to swallow truths. It is a here-and-now story that should absolutely be read by everyone. I look forward to the following issues as we see just what the next steps are, not only for Mercedes, but for Juan as well. Read Full Review

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Apr 14, 2021

    Home #1 is a powerful read that grabs readers early and never let's go. The cruelty of American immigration is laid bare for all to see, but that's only part of the story. Juan and his powers inform the rest of it, and it will be interesting to see how the book answers all of the questions this first issue poses. Anta and company have created a comic that everyone should read, one with all the potential in the world. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Mar 19, 2021

    Home #1 is one of the best and most important comics I've read all year, taking the real world atrocities committed by the U.S. family separation policy, and conveying an interesting narrative with empathy and humanity. Do not miss this comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Apr 14, 2021

    Anna Wieszczyk does a beautiful job with the art in this issue. Th characters are filled with life and emotion and the panels give great emphasis on the characters. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Apr 1, 2021

    Home #1 delivers a heartfelt look at the struggles and hardship of those who have come to the U.S. border looking for nothing more than safety and the freedom from the want and fear they have been forced to endure. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lotusland Comics - Hank Rea Apr 14, 2021

    'Home' #1 is an unflinching depiction of what happens to asylum seekers who are separated from their children. It's a superhero story in essence but the reality of these acts of cruelty by our own government still enrage and hurt. Anta and Wieszczyk put a name and a face to this travesty in the hopes that empathy and understanding replace blind xenophobia. 'Home' is one of the most important and timely comics there is. It's a must-buy without a doubt.   Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Graphic Policy - Alex K Cossa Apr 18, 2021

    All I really know about this book is that you need to read this comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Corey Patterson Apr 14, 2021

    HOME #1 is the story we need right now. It's great to see a tale told from a marginalized group's perspective in the comic book medium. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    ComicBuzz - Jamie Adam Jun 25, 2021

    What does it mean for children to be separated from parents? Read Home and find out. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Sherman Apr 16, 2021

    Beautiful and powerful emotional story, that sets so much potential for the series going forward. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Mar 24, 2021

    We don't get the inklings of the book's superhero until the very end of the issue, which is fair given the limited series' five issue run time. But you very much feel drawn into the story, and the added wrinkle in the last act will definitely hook you. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    COMICON - Cesareo Garasa Apr 6, 2021

    Home #1 is a potent reminder that while fiction can ultimately do very little to alter the horror outcomes of reality, it can at least offer solace in the guise of revisionist — and cathartic — fantasy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Caffeinated Critique - James Stone Apr 14, 2021

    There was part of me going into this series worried it was going to be a political, anti establishment story and I couldn't have been more wrong. This is a real life story, depicting what has been reported as real life events and then sprinkled with some superpowers and I loved every single page. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Apr 14, 2021

    The five-issue mini-series has a super-hero slant, which is introduced late in the issue as a frightened Juan displays powers for the first time. While this will obviously become a larger part of the story going forward, the first issue focuses on Juan and his mother and the deeply cynical setting which ripped their family apart and provided the crucible for Juan's pain and transformation. It's an emotional beginning to a journey which I'm intrigued to see more of. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Apr 18, 2021

    This is an extremely beautifully written book, and it doesn't shy from issues that are close to home. It is going to make you feel uncomfortable at times and some art is meant to challenge you. I'm reminded of the social commentary that comics consistently do. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Carlos R. Apr 14, 2021

    Home is one heartbreaking issue, but so lovely and well worth the read. I’m curious to see how its story will unfold in these next four issues, but I’m glad it took the time to establish the relationship between Mercedes and Juan. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Graphic Policy - Brett Apr 14, 2021

    Home #1 isn't perfect and has some bumps in its narrative but it's an important read. The end of the comic is a bit rocky and doesn't match the quality of everything up to that point. Some dialogue feels a bit comical in its delivery, an unfortunate distraction. But, the majority of the comic is heartbreaking. Home is attempting to address a wrong that persists and it's doing so through the long tradition of using entertainment as its messenger. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Lucas Fashina Apr 14, 2021

    I have high hopes for this title because it does have quite a flavorful concept, set across a contentious backdrop. Home #1 captures a lot of heart and emotion, and I had a lot of anger, and confusion too. It showcases it also demonstrated how intense the desperation can be for some immigrants if they are willing to embark on the harrowing journey despite the dangers. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBook.com - Evan Valentine Apr 14, 2021

    A solid opening issue that was definitely rough around the edges at times, but could prove to be a worthy entry into Image's library. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Apr 13, 2021

    Well worth a look, and while I had a few minor niggles with the execution, the overall message is deeply relevant and Ill definitely be sticking around to see how the rest of this series plays out. Read Full Review

  • 1.0
    DoorMan Apr 14, 2021

    A pure propaganda play full of misinformation.

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  • 1.0
    Pages of Light Apr 19, 2021

    This is basically just a Trump Administration hit piece where all the white Border Patrol Agents are evil and just hate all the people coming to America. They make it seem like everyone coming to the US border is seeking asylum and are mistreated when they get here. This couldn't be further from the truth.

  • 1.0
    Briton Apr 18, 2021

    Blatant propaganda, As if we're not subjected to this sort of poison at every turn.

  • 9.5
    Gizmo Apr 25, 2021

    I have actually read into the mistreatment of asylum seekers during the Trump administration and, as much as the Trump simps here don't want to admit it, this portrayal is accurate, all the way down to the notorious "Icebox." Several children died of untreated sickness, thousands report sexual abuse, and for a period of time there was no attempt to keep records that would allow parents to be reunited with their children, which is why so many still have not been reunited today. Everyone who denies these events out of some misguided sense of nationalist pride is complicit and deserving of their role as the modern comic book villain. Keep crying.

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  • 1.0
    BobDobbs May 17, 2021

    Pure trash and nothing but propaganda, no research done to try and get to the truth and maybe figure out a solution. This book exists solely to denigrate white men. Every single Caucasian is a laughable parody of a white supremacist down to the tribal tattoos that I suppose the artist associates the evil white man with. There’s always a maniacal Hitleresque white officer making his gentle and kind PoC officers enforce his demands. So that any women or PoC’s working there are really kind and gentle souls also being kept down by “the man”. I thought Bordertown was as bigoted as we were gonna get but “Home” takes the cake. Coincidentally, the holier than thou writer of Bordertown, when not bashing whites in his piece of propaganda more

  • 7.5
    davepete Jul 1, 2021

    The story is about a boy unfairly sent to prison who uses weird telekinetic powers to protect himself from abusers. No, wait, that's the plot of Hard Time by Steve Gerber. Well, it's also the plot of this story. The writing is good, the art is great, but I'm concerned that the first issue reads like a blatant rip-off of Hard Time. The setting changed a bit -- Hard Time started with a school shooting, and Home started with a border crossing -- but still pretty much the same thing.

  • 5.5
    letskillrobots May 24, 2021

    too real

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