Intersect #1

Intersect #1

Writer: Ray Fawkes Artist: Ray Fawkes Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: November 19, 2014 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 5
6.7Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

Blood rains from the skies. A hypnotic voice trills over the airwaves as bodies shift and grow in horrifying new directions. Are you ready for the new world? RAY FAWKES, acclaimed creator of One Soul and writer of Constantine and Batman: Eternal, launches a terrifying monthly odyssey of madness and warped flesh in this lush, fully-painted debut issue!

  • 10
    Bloody Disgusting - Eric Switzer Nov 19, 2014

    Intersect is working on many levels. By way of plot it is sort of hard to explain, the vagueness of the story sort of adds to the uneasiness of it all. What we know is that in this world people shift or combine bodies: that some people have another person attached them and that they have to take turns being conscious and in control. We know that two (or four technically) of these people are on the run from what seems to be Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Nov 18, 2014

    Intersect is vastly different than anything you've read before. Completely breaking away from traditional comics, Fawkes shows you what is capable in this medium. It's stories like these that pave the way for other original stories and ideas to follow. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Sam LeBas Nov 21, 2014

    A harrowing psychological drama, "Intersect" tears at the most basic components of the of the human experience. It's uncomfortable and oddly terrifying. The pacing of the story, with its constant twists and turns, never allows readers to get comfortable. It is an incredibly disorienting experience, robbing us of the truths we cling to in order to define ourselves. Fawkes presents a reality that betrays the most essential elements of identity and understanding. This is a difficult book, but it rewards those who are willing to lose themselves in it. Highly imaginative and beautifully rendered, "Intersect" #1 challenges preconceptions and gets under the skin of the audience. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Rhymes With Geek - Denise Blakely Nov 18, 2014

    To try and predict where this story is going to go is nearly impossible, which is its biggest asset in my opinion. I want to continue reading simply because any storyline I can dream up is most likely not right and wouldn't even come close to what will probably happen. The artwork is unique and emotional, which is always a plus in my world. I say definitely give Intersect #1a go. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Marco Piva-Dittrich Nov 18, 2014

    Incredibly confusing, but in a good way Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Samantha Roehrig Nov 19, 2014

    Intersect is like nothing out there. If you are looking for something different that will take you to a world you haven't seen, I think Image has your answer. Fawkes has a lot in store for this story, so jump on this comic for pure fascination. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    We The Nerdy - Josh McCullough Nov 19, 2014

    The absolute best thing about the issue however is the art which manages to be as beautiful as it is chilling. The type of horror in this book relies heavily on ideas like body distortion and other unsettling things which the art has in spades. It manages to be highly creepy in the best possible way. From a story-telling standpoint the art is also masterful, it was initially just as confusing to me as the writing, but when you take a step back it tells a very good story and is an excellent part of the experience. Its hard to describe but seems similar to the Dave McKean style of art. The design of the book also manages to be highly creative and unique, the last few pages of the book definitely intrigued me and made me want to read more in an attempt to solve some of this books mysteries. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Nov 20, 2014

    "Intersect" #1 isn't for everyone. It requires some work on the part of the reader, as well as some faith that Fawkes' vision will pay off into something moderately comprehensible given enough time. For now, though, there's enough to want to come back for a second issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Chris Romero Nov 21, 2014

    Look, this is one of those books where the writer grips you by confusing you, making you want to come back for another hit in a month. At first I wasn't feeling the story, but, the more I think of it, it's dreariness and sense of urgency is something that I'm not currently seeing among comics right now. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - F-O-R-R-E-S-T Nov 19, 2014

    This isn't a review and this isn't really a comic you've ever seen something like before. I don't know how to be objective about this honestly. Ignore the score at the bottom of this page, it means nothing. It's either for you, or it isn't. It's avant garde, daring and haunting but also broken, weightless and flighty. It's up to you to decide. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Tres Dean Nov 20, 2014

    Fawkes art is ethereal and haunting, painting a turbulent dreamscape with an eye few in the industry these days possess. While Intersect is far from unreadable though, the art is clearly stronger than the writing. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Ian Stephen Nov 17, 2014

    Intersect is clouded in both its tone and storytelling which can make for both a good or bad read. This series is going to be one that can only be judged by the eye of each reader. Where I may have found it somewhat difficult to follow, I could also see where others might enjoy this type of story. Intersect reflects a rare type of storytelling you don't normally see in the comics medium. Curious readers may want to read it and judge for themselves. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Nov 18, 2014

    Intersect #1 leaves a lot of unanswered questions, and though that in a way is expected from an opening issue, it does so in a rather frustrating way. It's surreal tone does on the other hand allow for some enthralling moments, that make me want to return for another issue. Due to this the issue scrapes by with a half hearted recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Nov 18, 2014

    Despite these narrative misgivings, there is certainly enough in this first issue of Intersect to warrant a second foray into Fawkes' world. While the fragments presented here are not enough to gain a complete impression, they certainly tease enough to want to see more pieces and perhaps even participate in assembling the full portrait. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Crusaders - Adam Cadmon Nov 16, 2014

    In spite of the books unorthodox feel, I'm inclined to keep reading this series, if only to get a better idea of just what the hell is happening. I'd recommend this to those more into experimental fiction than traditional comics; hardcore fanboys may find this horror story a little hard to swallow. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Outright Geekery - Akadavid Nov 19, 2014

    Somewhat disappointed with Intersect #1. That said, I'm not compelled to pick up the next issue. Perhaps when a trade comes out, things might make a lot more sense. I'm just not going to wait a month to see what happens in the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Capeless Crusader - Jesse Quick-Rincon Nov 20, 2014

    At the beginning of the review I said that only if I were in the same room would I understand what was going on in this comic, but, honestly I feel even if the author was right there sitting in front of me I still wouldn't get it. Because I dont think he wants me to get it. Doing something avant garde always allows you to bat criticisms away because the plebeians dont get it. But Ive always felt that it's easy to do your own thing, write your own story the way you want. Whats hard is making a connection through your artwork, making a connection across time and space and personal beliefs is the ultimate success of any artwork. The only way I could recommend Intersect #1 is if you are truly the type of person to which the phrase stream of conscious sounds appealing. If you are willing to go along with a writer just to see what happens then maybe Intersect will pan out for you. Personally I wont be along for the ride. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Newsarama - Michael Moccio Nov 24, 2014

    The main issue with the comic is how inaccessible it is on the first read. You have to go back and reread it several times to get a semblance of what's going on. Usually, there's nothing wrong with having to go back for one or two rereading, especially if you feel compelled to. The fact is, with Intersect, you won't. There's not enough information " obvious or otherwise " conveyed that can be gleaned from the first read through expected of anyone picking up a comic book. Read Full Review

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