Memoir #1
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Memoir #1

Writer: Ben McCool Artist: Nikki Cook Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: January 19, 2010 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 7
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  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Jan 23, 2011

    If you like creepy, psychological horror, this is going to be right up your alley. Go get it because, McCool and Cook have a really good first issue here! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Andrea Speed Jan 23, 2011

    A good start to a new mystery/horror series. Ill be interested to see where it goes from here. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Jan 23, 2011

    "Memoir" #1 doesn't hit the ground running with a quick plot, preferring to take its time, an approach that has its advantages and disadvantages. The biggest disadvantage is that, by the end of the first issue, not much is new for anyone who was aware of the comic before picking it up. But, that's a negative in the short term. On the whole, it's an engrossing read that sets the stage well. Hell, I want to know what happened in Lowesville and isn't that the point? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Morgan Davis Jan 27, 2011

    Lowesville in particular, as Cook draws it, is endlessly fascinating. Looking like a hybrid of Lynchian small town eeriness and populated by figures of Cronenbergian anatomical creepiness, Lowesville is the ingredient that makes this dish. Cooks handling of Lowesville alone makes Memoir worth the glance and if McCool can find his narrative footing and start pulling as much weight as his artist, Memoir could just be another surprise hit from Image. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Jan 22, 2011

    The opening issue has a lot to like and a lot to look forward to from this series. Opening issues are tough because you want a story to bring the reader's interest in but you also want to define your characters so the reader can feel something while reading it. I'm not sure I was supposed to despise the main character but the story sure is good. If you like a little mystery and, what looks to be a horror book, then this issue is worth giving a try. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Feb 3, 2011

    Fortunately, the strength of the premise of a town with no memories is more than enough to get me past the distasteful qualities of the main character. It's the mystery that's front and centre here, not the characterization of the protagonist. I would be pleased if McCool addresses his hero's character in later issues. It's possible the writer plans to offer some explanation for Trent as a study in extremes. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Mike McLarty Jan 23, 2011

    MEMOIR #1 (1 of 6)Writer: Ben McCoolIllustrator: Nikki CookLettering: Tom B. LongCover: John CassadayPublisher: Image ComicsPrice: $3.5010 years ago a mysterious event left the townspeople of Lowesville without any memory of who or where they were, or what happened to cause the phenomenon. Journalist Trent MacGowan elects to take on an immersive assignment that takes him to this unusual little town in Middle America. His goal is to get to the bottom of the town's strange history so that hey can uncover the truth about what really happened, if anything, 10 years ago in Lowesville.On The ProwlBen McCool gives us a glimpse into the background of our story by having MacGowan interviewed by a fellow TV newscaster. What ensues is a relatively pedantic information dump, bolstered by an undercurrent of sexual tension between the interviewer and interviewee. While this does inform the reader of MacGowan's predatory sexual appetites, this information doesn't seem to actively serve the story. To Read Full Review

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