Infinite Vacation #1
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Infinite Vacation #1

Writer: Nick Spencer Artist: Christian Ward Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: January 12, 2011 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 11
8.1Critic Rating
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WELCOME TO THE INFINITE VACATION, WHERE CHANGING YOUR LIFE IS ALWAYS JUST A CLICK AWAY! Mark lives in a world where alternate realities are up for sale, and buying and trading your way through unlimited variations of yourself is as commonplace as checking your email or updating your status.

But when other 'hims' start dying suddenly and he meets a mysterious girl who wants nothing to do with 'life-changing,' he'll learn the truth about the universe he stumbles through, and what happens when your vacation turns on you.

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Scott Hunter Jan 9, 2011

    I really did love this book, and as the plot is exactly the sort of thing I'm in to, seemingly inspired by my favourite author "" how could I not? The art expertly captures the feel of the book, and serves up some great visuals. This is not a book for everybody, I'll warrant, but if anything I've said here intrigues you then I very much encourage you to go out and buy this issue "" it gets five stars out of five from me. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean StellShare this:FacebookStumbleUponDigg Jan 13, 2011

    Wow! What a great first issue! Spencer & Ward have come up with a very original title and I can't wait to see where it ends up. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Jan 14, 2011

    This one will go right up on the shelf next to the rest of Spencers work creative, thought-provoking, and unlike any other comics being published. Hes quickly becoming one of my favorites. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Jan 12, 2011

    The idea behind the series is strong enough that, when this story is over, many, many more could be told. But, the focus on a strong protagonist is exactly what's required. A lot of information is thrown at the reader and grounding it all in a very flawed human that could be the reader makes the book accessible, both intellectually and emotionally. "Infinite Vacation" #1 is as smart and engaging a comic as you could hope for. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Morgan Davis Jan 16, 2011

    Maybe Spencers ideas wont cross through to everyone, and its likely it wont catch on the way some of his other works have, but ask me in ten years what work of art had the future figured out best and I wouldnt be surprised if I told you it was this one. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Danny Djeljosevic Jan 16, 2011

    Is it too early to start compiling that Best of 2011 list? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Jan 10, 2011

    Spencer brought the goods in Existence 2.0, Forgetless and Morning Glories so I've come to expect big, big things from him. He's doing it again with a fresh idea, interesting characters and a bombshell of a cliffhanger to keep you coming back for more. I can't recommend this book enough. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jan 12, 2011

    The Infinite Vacation looks different from everything else on the stands and sets up an engaging and relatable story that fans of high concept and sci-fi adventures are sure to enjoy. With T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents, Morning Glories, the Jimmy Olsen backup and now The Infinite Vacation, I think it's safe to say that Nick Spencer is on a roll. I can't wait to see what 2011 has in store for him. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Jan 16, 2011

    * Off the top of my head, there's DC's Final Crisis, Red Dwarf's Dimension Jump and an old 2000AD Time Twister by Alan Moore called The Startling Success of Sideways Scuttleton. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Jan 16, 2011

    Unfortunately, the book isn't without its problems. Mainly, it's not the easiest book to follow. One issue stems from the main character's name. I kept confusing it with the term "mark," as in target. Of course, it could be that the writer specifically chose the name because of that other element, but nevertheless, the multiple meanings threw me off. Furthermore, while Christian Ward's psychedelic style, reminiscent of the art of Jon (The Black Diamond) Proctor, is attractive and suits the reality-bending qualities of the plot, it makes for dizzying moments as well. I couldn't tell the weirder visuals and colors were meant to be cues for dimensional travel or some other sci-fi idea. I did appreciate Ward's design for the main character, which seems to clearly take cues from another genre-fiction slacker hero (see Shaun of the Dead). The use of photographic elements for a key scene, in which the Infinite Vacation is explained by a corporate shill, makes for an interesting contrast to Wa Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Chris Kiser Jan 16, 2011

    With one supremely excellent issue in the can, I couldnt be more excited to see what Spencer and Ward have in store for the remainder of this series. Get your Best of 2011 lists started now, folks, cause The Infinite Vacation is going to be on them. Read Full Review

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