Mirka Andolfo's Sweet Paprika #1

Writer: Mirka Andolfo Artist: Mirka Andolfo Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 28, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 4
8.6Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

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Paprika is a successful businesswoman, a New Yorker of Italian origin. Job and career consume her, forcing her to neglect her personal needs as well as her friends and family. Her heart is broken from a previous relationship and its consequences, and a rigid upbringing has made her a very introverted person. She wants a romantic relationship, but she doesn't know what she's doing. Not like Dill, a na ve and suave delivery boy with an angelic attitude, handsome, and always surrounded by beautiful women falling for him. He doesn't have a worry in the world, and this makes Paprika very nervous. But he's the guy who could help her with her feelin more

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Jul 29, 2021

    Some of the art for Paprikia has been doing the rounds on Twitter, stirring up interest in an all already fan favourite Mirka Andolfo. Now that the book has hit the stores, we get to see the whole show, and what a show it is! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    GWW - B Ferg Jul 27, 2021

    Mirko Andolfo's and Simon Tessuto's make sure each page is exploding with hilariously haughty hijinks. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Comic Watch - Aaron Kleinman Jul 28, 2021

    Comics is a medium that has always been filled with the weird and the wacky. Sweet Paprika is a book that looks at that aspect, and turns it up to 11. Issue 1 of Sweet Paprika is a wild ride from the first to the last page. This is a book to keep your eye on for sure. Especially with an animated show on the way. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Jul 27, 2021

    Endlessly charming and deviously clever, Sweet Paprika is a must-read for fans of off-kilter and raunchy romantic comedy. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 28, 2021

    Andolfo's art is beautiful. The imagery is stylish, sexy and fun throughout. I love the anime inspired influences and every page has something to catch the eye and draw in the reader. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Olly MacNamee Jul 6, 2021

    Sweet Paprika mixes up elements of classic Hollywood rom-coms with a good, healthy dose of sexiness and sensuality in a comical debut of a New York inhabited by both Devils and Angels. But, who'd have though the devilish Paprika would be so devout when it comes to her sex life? A raunchy read from start to finish. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jul 27, 2021

    Sweet Paprika is a great start to a series that has a unique story about sexual discovery and the modern problem of being addicted to work. It's a comic that confronts the very human nature to tamp down our true selves with satirical and sometimes sensitive character writing. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Comics Bookcase - Jacob Cordas Jul 28, 2021

    Sweet Paprika #1 is a heartfelt horndog of a comic. By becoming the high art version of a weird corner on Deviant Art, it will win over even the most repressed of its readers. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Jul 28, 2021

    The contrast between Paprika and Dill is enjoyable enough in the first issue. Still, a long-term run with these two characters will have to develop a bit more substance if its going to be able to develop into much more than Archie-for-adults. Andolfo has proven that she can do this before on more than one occasion, so theres really no questioning that this is worth investing the time in. It may seem silly. It may seem goofy. It may even seem kind of sexy. But its definitely worth a readers time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Carlos R. Jul 29, 2021

    If by chance this is your first foray into Mirka Andolfo's work and you enjoyed this issue, I highly recommend checking out their Instagram. They're always posting some fun pieces and little strips featuring Paprika and Dill. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Jul 24, 2021

    So while Sweet Paprika #1 plays most of its moments for the sake of humor here, it does feel like the story is setting up something that could grow into more than steamy momentsand over-the-top comedy. Whether or not Andolfo and company deliver that deeper story is something only time will tell. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Henry Finn Aug 2, 2021

    Andolfo successfully brings several genres together in a setup that combines erotica, manga, and comedy together to make a delicious twist on the world of angels and demons. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Aguilar Jul 28, 2021

    This series won't be for everyone, but I found myself hooked by issue's end and looking forward to what's next. Read Full Review

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