My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies #1
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My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies #1

Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Sean Phillips Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: October 10, 2018 Cover Price: $16.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 3
8.8Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

Teenage Ellie has always had romantic ideas about drug addicts. The tragic, artistic souls drawn to needles and pills have been an obsession since the death of her junkie mother ten years ago. But when Ellie lands in an upscale rehab clinic where nothing is what it appears to be, she'll find another, more dangerous romance... and find out how easily drugs and murder go hand-in-hand.

MY HEROES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN JUNKIES is a seductive coming-of-age story, a pop and drug culture-fueled tale of a young girl seeking darkness-and what she finds there. This gorgeous, must-have hardback is the first original graphic novel from ED BRUBAKER and more

  • 9.0
    Doom Rocket - Brendan Hodgdon Oct 16, 2018

    My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies is a sharp, intense read, one that you'll burn through quick and keep thinking about long after the back cover flaps shut. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Sequential Planet - Chris Terry Oct 15, 2018

    My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies is a fantastic book with ties to the Criminal series. I highly recommend this hardcover even if you have never read Criminal. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Oct 25, 2018

    With My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies, Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips craft a beautiful story of a woman trying to find her place in the world. This original graphic novel format adds extra weight to their story, too. With a detailed script and luscious artwork, this work is likely to rank up there with some of the duos best stories. Its a solid offering from todays masters of the crime comic, one to tide their fans over until the return of Criminal in January. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Oct 9, 2018

    More than just a rehab romance or coming of age story, there is depth and nuance to a seemingly familiar story that is satisfying and bold. This is a story that might have higher aspirations than a typical comic, but it accessible and quite well done. Read Full Review

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