Moonstruck #1

Writer: Grace Ellis Artist: Kate Leth Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 19, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9
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A NEW ONGOING SERIES from Lumberjanes creator GRACE ELLIS and talented newcomer SHAE BEAGLE that tells a story of monsters, romance, and magical hijinks! The first arc also includes an additional short story with artist KATE LETH!
Fantasy creatures are living typical, unremarkable lives alongside humans, and barista Julie strives to be the most unremarkable of all. Normal job, normal almost-girlfriend, normal...werewolf transformations that happen when she gets upset? Yikes!
But all bets are off when she and her centaur best friend Chet find themselves in the middle of a magical conspiracy. Will Julie and Chet be able to save their f more

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - Fabienne Payet Jul 22, 2017

    I admit it freely, I cannot wait until the next copy rolls around, because I am absolutely hooked! It's right up my alley and I cannot wait to bump into many more Moonstruck in said alley! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    All-Comic - Jessica Petrecz Jul 23, 2017

    Moonstruck #1 is a comfy couch comic, meaning you will read it, automatically feel a certain level of familiarity due to the talented creative team, and then want to add it to to your pull list. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Pop Break - Rachel Freeman Jul 23, 2017

    Moonstruck has a very Adventure Time/Steven Universe-esque art style. It's cute and sometimes goes in to that sketchy-derp style we all know and love, but it still remains different enough that it doesn't just feel like a copy of the same ol' " same ol' stuff. It's vibrant and colorful but can also be very bleak to match the situation at hand. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Mexi Gremillion Jul 19, 2017

    I would definitely reading this. Yeah, there is one joke that felt kind of iffy to me, but overall, its a wonderful comic made by some great talent and I hope that Image publishes more comics like this one. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Black Nerd Problems - Lauren Bullock Jul 4, 2017

    I'm definitely a fan of portraying different body types, too, and not just by “cheating” with Chet's centaur nature or the various shapeshifting that occurs throughout the story; Julie's short round pear shape, Lindi's tall, blocky frame, and Cass' thin and long body all demonstrate how characters that use “she” pronouns don't all have to be perfectly hourglass or even the exact same design. Also, if the current in-world conversations are any indication, we can safely assume most if not all of our cast falls somewhere beneath the LGBTQIA+ umbrella and I'm really excited to see if Ellis includes underrepresented identities like asexuals, aromantics, people whose romantic and sexual orientations don't align, and (more?) trans and gender non-conforming folks. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicsverse - Mara Danoff Jun 28, 2017

    MOONSTRUCK #1 captures the charm of a younger media while managing to maintain a more adult edge with interesting character relationships and inner dilemmas Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Tracy Sayers Jul 24, 2017

    This is a great comic and I personally look forward to more. 4 out of 5! Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Multiversity Comics - Elias Rosner Jul 21, 2017

    Final Verdict: 7.9. Romance wafts through the comic like coffee even if it is overshadowed a bit by a burnt smelling prophecy. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AiPT! - Ken Petti Jul 22, 2017

    The world and characters established could be interesting, but at this point, there isn't quite enough meat on those bones. With a compelling cliffhanger, it'll be interesting to see if issue two gets the story moving in a more solid direction. Read Full Review

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