Mind the Gap #1
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Mind the Gap #1

Writer: Jim McCann Artist: Rodin Esquejo, Sonia Oback Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: May 2, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 21
8.2Critic Rating
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After Elle Peterssen is mysteriously attacked on a Manhattan subway platform, she is left in a coma, the only clues to her attacker trapped inside her mind. No one knows the identity of the person behind this brutal beating or where they will strike next. In this ALL-NEW ONGOING series, everyone is suspect, and no one is innocent. USAToday calls it an "anxiously anticipated modern thriller...Whodunit? McCann's done it again."

Eisner-winning writer JIM McCANN joins RODIN ESQUEJO (MORNING GLORIES) and SONIA OBACK (S.H.I.E.L.D., The Defenders) unite for a psychological thriller that will leave you guessing at every turn!

  • 10
    Blue Raven Comics - Clark Bullock May 3, 2012

    I was very impressed by this first issue. This is a bold statement to make, but I believe that Image is taking center stage in the comic world right now. All of the great releases and the coming attractions look fantastic. McCann does a great job keeping readers on their toes in this one and introduces us to our characters fantastically. Esquejo's art is alsogreat. The concentration on detail and the tone that he portrays just take the story to the next level. There are also a few easter eggs within the book that are revealed at the end of the issue that makes it feel that much more satisfying. I can't wait to see where this story goes and I hope the ominous tone of this book remains. I easily give this a 10/10. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal May 2, 2012

    I know this is weird to say, but I honestly don’t like giving out perfect scores. No one actually cares when you give a book a perfect score unless there is some hubbub about the book to begin with. That’s not to say that Mind The Gap doesn’t deserve the score I’m going to give it (which is a five out of five), but I think that less people will pay attention to this book because of it. If you miss this book because it received a high score then I feel sorry for you because this is one of the best books I’ve read in 2012 thus far. Granted, I know I’ve given out a lot of fives this year, but I will gladly add Mind The Gap to the list. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero May 2, 2012

    This is the type of comic you'll want to come back for month after month to see what new developments arise. The fact that this issue is 48 pages for only $2.99 is another reason the issue should be checked out (not that you should need another reason). MIND THE GAP is a breath of fresh air in terms of new comics. It's this kind of variety that continues to make reading stacks of comics each week fun and exciting. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Fanboy Buzz - TommyHancock May 13, 2012

    Bottom Line(Cause Stonecold said so): If the following issues keep the incredible standard this opening issue has set for me, then, to my knowledge, there is no comic on the stands that offers its readers as much as Mind the Gap. And for 2.99? SO cheap for this amount of content. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    IGN - Joshua Yehl May 3, 2012

    There comes a feeling that there might be too much going on to keep track of, but given the overall strength of this debut issue, McCann has more than earned my trust enough to warrant buying issue #2. In fact, this book immediately joins Brian K. Vaughn's Saga as one of the most engrossing, must-read titles out there. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Erika D. Peterman May 3, 2012

    Mind the Gap #1 raises a hell of a lot of questions, all of them fascinating, and it's yet more proof that Image is publishing some of today's best comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Apr 30, 2012

    I went into this book with little to no knowledge of what to expect and that is exactly what the creators gave me here - something that seems so different from what we've seen before that I'm instantly hooked on the mystery, the characters, and the hook thrown in on the very last page. For $2.99, Mind the Gap #1 is certainly worth picking up, and earns 4.5 out of 5 Stars. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Garth the Geek May 11, 2012

    This was the perfect first issue for Mind the Gap. The story was well-paced and introduced a lot, and needed those 46 pages to do so. And the low price made the comic more enticing to readers, like me, who may have otherwise passed it by. I don't know if the creators spent a lot of time debating this or just wanted to put out a good comic, profits be damned, but hopefully it will pay off for McCann and company. I, for one, will be returning. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon May 2, 2012

    Mind the Gap #1 is an excellent debut of what's sure to be an incredible series. McCann is a master of pacing and left-hand page reveals that are sure to keep readers guessing. The art team of Esquejo and Oback is perfectly in sync with eac other and the vision that's been laid out for this book. The mystery at hand is compelling in ways that Lost was and Morning Glories is. This is a "whodunit" done right. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outer Realm Comics - Matthew S May 5, 2012

    The answers will come: it's just a matter of how much between then. This is a very strong start by McCann in terms of script and story, so if you're looking for a comic that is outside the capes and tights range, then this is for you. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Digitl Noob - Russ Pirozek May 21, 2012

    For a new series that had a lot of hype, Mind The Gap certainly did its best to deliver. It stumbles at points but has a lot of potential to be one of the premier titles in not only the Image catalog, but in the industry as a whole. With terrific artwork and a well-written story, this series is poised to be a serious contended among the rest of the heavyweights with on-goings. Being a new series, it'll have its work cut out for it, but if things get a bit more focused and fleshed out in later issues, it could have a major impact. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker May 9, 2012

    Mind The Gap #1 is definitely worth a look-see, and it has plenty of room to grow. No capes, no bombast and no standard comic-book fare, and that's a good thing. Just an interesting trip through the mindscape of a woman lost in the space between. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    iFanboy - Paul Montgomery May 1, 2012

    It's all about suspicion at this point, but one suspects that Mind the Gap is rich with potential for strange, sophisticated mystery. And who wouldn't mind a little more of that? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen May 7, 2012

    An intriguing start, with some beautiful art, though it doesn't quite strike you as the start of something special just yet. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long May 2, 2012

    In the end, Mind The Gap will most likely be judged by the rest of the series moreso than this number one. That said, McCann, Esquejo and Oback have definitely created a solid foundation for this series with this first issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson May 22, 2012

    The photorealistic artwork by Robin Esquejo and Sonia Oback serves the story well. Something more stylized might have been the more obvious choice, but the realistic look brings credibility to the plot and therefore enhances the intrigue and drama. The computer-coloring effects, black backdrops, and special fonts and word balloons do an excellent job of distinguishing between the mortal scenes and the spectral-limbo ones. I think the name of the title refers to the gap between the everyday world and the ever-changing plane on which the main character finds herself, but it doesn't really encapsulate the plot or mood of the story - at least not that of this first issue. Still, that's about the only gripe I have about this otherwise well-devised and challenging comic book. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit May 7, 2012

    Its not a bad first issue, but the second issue will be crucial for me to determine if I want to stick with it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia May 4, 2012

    I have a feeling that when issue #4 is out, this will be a book that I eagerly await every month. But not yet. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBuzz - johnlees Jun 27, 2012

    Ive deliberately not mentioned any of the plot. This is a mystery book, and I think its best that you discover what the story is about yourself, if my review hasnt put you off. All I can say is, this wasnt a book for me. If youre an avid fan of Morning Glories, or if you like Lost and its various imitators that followed it, you might be a lot more keen on Mind the Gap than I was. If youre on the fence, its still worth checking out. 50 pages for $2.99, its a great deal. And really, I may be totally off-base here. The comic is getting some amazing reviews elsewhere. Maybe months from now Ill be kicking myself for missing the Mind the Gap bandwagon. So, if youre at all curious, dont let me put you off. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt May 3, 2012

    It's true that no part of "Mind the Gap" fails outright, but it seems somehow weaker than the sum of its parts. There's not a bad creator in this bunch, but something isn't catalysing their collaboration. More often than not, it's visually flat and overly wordy, eager to tell instead of show. McCann's admissions that this comic started life a TV script are easy to believe and would explain some of the book's problems: without actors to add charisma, or a camera to convey intimacy, the story too often feels distant and lifeless. On screen, it would have worked. On the page, it doesn't seem to. Read Full Review

  • 4.7
    Entertainment Fuse - Kat West AKA Comic Uno May 3, 2012

    Even though I loved the art for this issue, the main goal of a thriller was not met. Maybe as more issues come out the story will build up into more of a thriller, but I don't know if people will give this series a chance after issue 1. My verdict is don't pick this issue up. Read Full Review

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