Newburn #1

Writer: Chip Zdarsky, Nadia Shammas Artist: Jacob Phillips Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: November 3, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 20
8.7Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

EASTON NEWBURN is a private detective without loyalties, investigating conflicts
between rival crime factions while collecting enemies along the way. In this DEBUT ISSUE, a man is murdered after stealing from his own mafia family, but they aren't the ones who ordered the hit...
This new ONGOING SERIES from CHIP ZDARSKY (Daredevil) and JACOB PHILLIPS (THAT TEXAS BLOOD) features a riveting backup story, "BROOKLYN ZIRCONIA," by rising stars NADIA

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Dustin Gebel Nov 3, 2021

    Newburn#1 is one of those books that feel like it has the legs to be a sleeper hit. It has a stunning team from a prestigious independent publisher, a brilliant premise with room to run thanks to its episodic nature and an excellent tone and mood. It doesnt hurt that it feels like it belongs in the canon of Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips' criminal underworld of comics, while still feeling wholly original and originating from the voice and style of Zdarsky and Phillips. Like the best episodes of Columbo, theres a sense of set-up, intrigue and then a twist or pivot that rings tried and true, and will keep you coming back week, or in the case of comics, month to month for that winning experience. Read Full Review

  • 10
    BGCP - Andy MacGregor Nov 3, 2021

    What a fantastic first issue. A gritty noir book with a highly original storyline that draws you in from the get-go. Fans of crime/thriller books should have this on their radar and if not, why not? If the names Chip Zdarsky and Jacob Phillips aren't enough to catch your attention, then this superb storyline should do the trick. Without doubt, my pick of the new releases this week. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Nov 10, 2021

    All in all, Newburn #1 is a great crime comic. Both teams present great stories, and it will be fun to see where each one goes. As far as first issues go, this one does everything right. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    GWW - Nick Friar Oct 29, 2021

    The concept of Newburn alone is brilliant. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Oct 8, 2021

    I'm very excited to see future entries of Newburn. Zdarsky's comedic and dramatic chops continue to shine resplendently, and Phillips's art helps articulate the world wonderfully. Fans of noir and procedures, you're gonna wanna make sure this one is on your pull list. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Nov 3, 2021

    Ziyed Yusuf Ayoub delivers some great art with an awesome minimalist style that works perfectly with the noir themes of the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Manzo Nov 8, 2021

    If you're looking for a new crime story, make sure to add this to your pull list. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Zac Owens Nov 2, 2021

    You definitely don't want to miss this series. Zdarsky and Phillips are doing some of their best work withNEWBURN. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerdly - Dean Fuller Nov 5, 2021

    I really enjoyed this. Classic noir, but with a fresh coating of the modern too. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Oct 26, 2021

    When all is said and done, Newburn #1 delivers a wonderful introduction to its world. Newburn seems like an interesting character, and the creative team's delivery of him here makes me confident that there is a lot more they can accomplish with this hard-boiled detective. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Nov 3, 2021

    Newburn #1 delivers a complete mystery with satisfying levels of complexity (and foundations for future tensions) and a compelling, if familiar leading man. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Bleeding Cool - Hannibal Tabu Nov 14, 2021

    If gritty procedurals with a soupçon of noir are your bag, you should buy Newburn #1 right now. If you've seen a million episodes of Law & Order, you'll feel like this is a ride along with a smarter, more morally flexible Lennie Briscoe. If the idea of that's not getting you pumped, you might not be on board for this. Read Full Review

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