Miniature Jesus #1

Miniature Jesus #1

Writer: Ted McKeever Artist: Ted McKeever Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: April 17, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 1
7.7Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

Devil on one shoulder - angel on the other. One tells you to do bad things, the other . . .  well, you get the idea. Bad news for a recovering alcoholic if the "good" one is MIA. Between a liquor-gulping demon and a mummified cat hell-bent on mucking up his fragile stability with esoteric trappings of Egyptian Gods, it's all about to make our hero's day hit the proverbial fan.

  • 10
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray Apr 18, 2013

    The final pages will shock and much as they intrigue, and with all the controversy surrounding sex in comics over the last few weeks, we wonder if this first issue's final image will raise any eyebrows in conservative media. It's a stunning debut issue from someone who has already mastered the surreal. Here we watch him harness it, darken it and ride it hard for our entertainment. Bring it on. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Brian Bannen Apr 22, 2013

    For a first issue, Miniature Jesus has all the necessary elements to draw readers back for a second helping. This is not a feel-good story, and the tone of the comic spells doom for Chomsky's future, but the hopefulness is somewhat present, and I'm sure Chomsky will eventually meet the miniature Jesus (who is literally a miniature Jesus), and I'm curious to see the conversation the two will have. Add this book to your list of weekly pulls " you won't be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Brittany Villarreal Apr 16, 2013

    I fear for my mortal soul for not giving it a 5. But so far, I'm waiting for a plot to thicken. This is off to a great start and I hope the unfolding plot does not disappoint. For the love of God, go read this comic! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Michelle White Apr 19, 2013

    In the end, there's a touch of the self-consciously edgy going on here, and the too-weird-for-words plotline isn't going to win everybody over. Still, this is an odd concept beautifully executed, and McKeever is likely to win some new fans with this thoroughly gritty fable. It'll be worth sticking around to see just how weird this gets. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Elkin May 1, 2013

    If issue one is any indication, though, McKeever is going to make you do a lot of the leg work to get where he wants to take you, and it won't be a casual stroll. This is a book you're going to read and re-read and then, probably, read again and, each time you do, you will find another little clue as to what you need to know. By the time you figure it all out, though, issue two will be out and that will probably take you somewhere else. This is a McKeever book, after all. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Lonmonster Apr 19, 2013

    All in all, the first issue is a beautifully illustrated, and poetically written start to whats gearing up to be a compelling and noteworthy series. The amount of exceptional work Ted McKeever put into this book is a testament to his abilities as a storyteller and artist. And while readers shouldnt be so shocked to know he singlehandedly created, wrote, illustrated, and even lettered the issue, it bears repeating and merits commendable acknowledgment. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Apr 17, 2013

    This first issue won’t be the average comic book reader’s usual cup of tea, but I was completely enthralled with it, rotting cat and all. It’s twisted, it’s weird, it’s gross, but it caught my eye and hopefully it will catch yours as well. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Apr 16, 2013

    The comic is interesting and hopefully it'll go on discussing great themes and socio-issues like religion, sobriety, mental health and perception of reality. This first issue is an interesting read overall. But that doesn't mean it didn't leave me perplexed at the same time. As a mini-series, the overall work matters more than an individual part, but this first part had me torn. I can't quite recommend it for people to buy, but at the same time, it's set up is so odd and interesting, it's hard not to. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Culture Mass - Dustin Sanson Apr 17, 2013

    With some very familiar conflicts, Miniature Jesus is a fantastic character piece with some darkly comedic undertones. Definitely worth the $3.99. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Apr 21, 2013

    Miniature Jesus is a comic book that is dancing around a lot of themes but isn't revealing much in the opening issue. The components are there: alcoholism, religion, conscience, sub-conscience but the topics are lightly hit. This is a good read but not enough to reach the "great" category. I liked the comic but I do think it is an acquired taste. If you are looking for something that is very out of the ordinary then you should give this a try. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Apr 22, 2013

    "Miniature Jesus" #1 feels disorienting and sometimes ugly, but that's probably McKeever's intent. In its favor, it's also memorable and hypnotic in its strangeness. Whether or not one likes it is going to depend heavily on personal taste. It's best summed up as the comics analogue to a garage-made industrial surrealist art film -- conceptually driven and unpolished, but also something striving to be unique, provoking and surprising. Except for Image being the publisher, all of "Miniature Jesus" #1 is McKeever's work, and it may yet succeed on its own terms and find its audience. However, as a debut issue, "Miniature Jesus" #1 is a mixed bag, because McKeever's ambitions and emerging story do not -- yet -- justify all the heavy themes and deliberate opacity. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Apr 20, 2013

    Definitely wait for the trade on this one, or at least bank issues until the five issue series is complete. As it stands, what we have in this first issue of Miniature Jesus is the work of an obvious talent, but an incomplete statement. Read Full Review

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