Limbo #1

Writer: Dan Watters Artist: Caspar Wijngaard Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: November 11, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 5
7.8Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

A detective with no memory, no identity and no manners. A femme fatale seeking escape from a powerful crime lord. A voodoo queen with a penchant for mixtapes and hi-tops. A goat-eating TV...
Welcome to Dedande City, where good people check under their beds at night and reality is never quite what it seems.
A NEW surreal neon-noir series crossing 50s pulp with an 80s VHS visual aesthetic drawing from the likes of Carpenter, Cronenbrg, and Lynch.

  • 10
    Word Of The Nerd - Zina Hutton Nov 13, 2015

    Limbo #1 is definitely a book that you have to read to believe. Without any further spoilers, I just have to say that their choice of villain (and villainous henchmen) is awesome. Limbo #1 looks good. It combines a lot of what was good about the pulps and what's fantastic about the urban fantasy but there's also a noted effort to have diverse characters and a diverse world. I have no idea what's going on with the static and the goat, but it's easy to be invested and to want to know more about this world. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Multiversity Comics - Stephenson Ardern-Sodje Nov 16, 2015

    Everything I could ask for from a first issue and more. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Fanboys Inc - Buddy Beaudoin Nov 12, 2015

    Limbo is a marvel. The style in the writing and art drives the action and puts you in dark alleyways and dive bars. You can smell the stench of the fishmen and hear the breaking of necks as the world built by Watters and Wijngaard sucks you in like a Tron machine. A modern day noir that will leave critics of the genre in debate, no doubt about it. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Florida Geek Scene - Jeremy Wilfinger Dec 9, 2015

    Will it be the next big TV show on AMC? Not likely, but if youre a fan of graphic novels like Fell or perhaps Constantine, then Limbo is a series worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - Karcossa Nov 13, 2015

    Limbo #1 has a great feel to it, and it's that feel that struck a cord with me more than anything else. The more you immerse yourself into the pages, the more you'll get out of it. This is a comic that has, for lack of better term, a soul to it. Limbo will be aseries to keep an eye on. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicsverse - Kay Honda Nov 12, 2015

    Immediately evident is that the narration is reminiscent of the hard-boiled Private Investigator archetype that we all know and love from LA Noir stories of Raymond Chandler fame. While we typically associate a stark, inky monochrome with the genre, new artist Caspar Wijngaard takes his clean and precise lines and adds that Noir-styled grit to the story while making some interesting neon and futuristic color palettes. Adapting and individualizing a style from old classics is something that really appeals to me, and it's done to beautiful effect here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Following The Nerd - Dave Bowling Nov 24, 2015

    The debut issue is a little light on detail, but still has more than enough intrigue to draw the reader in and keep them interested. And of course Caspar Wijngaard's artwork is as spot-on as ever, capturing the mixture of Cajun and Latin America perfectly. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Nov 12, 2015

    So far, this series looks and reads extremely well. I’m pretty excited to see where Watters takes it from here. This is most definitely a series to keep your eye on. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Nov 9, 2015

    As I said, there's been a lot of P.I. stories lately. Mostly redundant stories that stick so close to the "winning formula" that it feels like a waste of time. Where Limbo succeeds is in taking that formula, but adding 80s analog technology and giving us a character that has nothing to lose and everything to gain. Usually I would say, "if you can stomach one more P.I. story" or something like that, but I really think that Limbo transcends the genre in a lot of ways and that helps make it a comic worth reading. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Nov 11, 2015

    Vivid and eye-popping art along with great pace makes Limbo #1 an entertaining read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Nov 11, 2015

    Overall, Limbo #1 is a good comic. For fans of detective stories, this is one you'll want to check out. There's definitely a lot of questions left out there, and I may be right in my initial thoughts this is the afterlife, but the set up is good and characters more than interesting enough for me to want to check out the second issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Doom Rocket - Scott Southard Nov 16, 2015

    For a book so unsure of itself, the title is more apropos than anyone would have hoped for. It seems as if Limbo is stuck in a purgatorial space between noir, religious fantasy, and tech-horror. It dabbles in amnesia tropes, Dia de Los Muertos celebrations, and mafioso bureaucracies. Without picking a single path and sticking to it, Limbo feels directionless. It's nothing damnable, I'm just not hooked. Not everything can be the perfect storm of creativity, but it's unfortunate that something with such neat concepts just can't find any cohesion beyond its desire to achieve a new aesthetic. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Dan Pennacchia Nov 11, 2015

    Ultimately, the basic plot of this first issue is rather straight forward. With some entertaining twists and oddities, and kinetic art from Wijngaard, Limbo #1 is certainly a solid first chapter. Watters is able to drop in just enough mysteries here to get the audience to bite for a second chapter. Hopefully the world develops even more next time, giving the audience an idea of where this new book might be heading. Read Full Review

  • 5.2
    IGN - Levi Hunt Nov 12, 2015

    Limbo takes place in a world between ours, a sin city filled with ghosts and monsters. Despite that intriguing premise, Limbo fails to ultimately leave any kind of impression. Read Full Review

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