No Place Like Home #1

No Place Like Home #1

Writer: Angelo Tirotto Artist: Richard Jordan Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: February 22, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10
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Dee's life is in turmoil when her parents are killed in a freak tornado. Returning to Kansas for the funeral after five years in LA, Dee discovers Emeraldsville is the same unexciting place it was when she left - until the bizarre unexplained murders begin.

With an unknown killer closing in, the events of one night in 1959 begin to unravel as a portal to a world of horror opens, a portal paved with yellow bricks...

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Feb 22, 2012

    I've never been the biggest Wizard of Oz fan but the current Oz books from Eric Shanower and Skottie Young have made me a fan. With this series by Angelo Tirotto and Richard Jordan, it's immediately made clear that this isn't just another take on the story. Tiny elements are taken from the original but from the first couple pages you'll know this is a different story. The main character, Dee, is far from the young and innocent Dorothy we might be expecting and the darkness that is seeping beneath the surface of her hometown will be enough to get you hooked. It's a good thing to take a chance to try a new series and it's great when that series delivers. This isn't The Wizard of Oz and it's a good thing that it's not being presented that way. NO PLACE LIKE HOME is off to a great start. It's hard to say where the series is going but I definitely want to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - stephengervais Feb 23, 2012

    My favorite part of the issue is the ending. That is one cliffhanger I was not expecting and I cant wait for issue 2. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Erika D. Peterman Feb 23, 2012

    Richard Jordan's richly detailed interiors are great, though I fear that the silly, peek-a-boob cover will put off as many readers as it attracts. (Ian Churchill's variant is much better.) I almost took a pass because of that, but don't judge this book by its cover. It's obvious that Jordan put a great deal of thought into each character's look, from their clothes to their expressions. The story and the art all come together in an effective, suspenseful package that's well worth a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Feb 26, 2012

    No Place Like Home is definitely something different. I was really on the fence about picking this book up and I am very glad that I did. I can't wait to see where the creative team is taking this story. At this point, Wizard of Oz or not, I plan to pick up the next issue. This is definitely worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Addicts - Mayank Khurana Feb 27, 2012

    Overall , a good but cautious start . Looking forward to reading the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Feb 24, 2012

    Of course, the other thing that's too early to know is whether this story is going to offer some interesting perspective, or even clever riffing, on its source material, or if it's just invoking Oz as a readership hook. Ultimately, though, if Tirroto can make the mystery pay off, and do so in such a way as to justify Dee's continuing adventures (which he indicates to be his plan), that will be a secondary consideration" so long as nobody from Frank Baum's family objects to “Dorothy”‘s cleavage. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Carl Boehm Feb 22, 2012

    A solid read, but not memorable for its lack of commitmentto a departure from reality. (fornow) Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Meylikhov Feb 24, 2012

    I'm an optimist, though. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Feb 27, 2012

    "No Place Like Home" is a promising debut, but right now it's going to take a few more issues to see just how well things come together. For now, though, it's good enough that I'm more than willing to stick around for the next chapter to see if it pans out. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    ComicBuzz - Niall Doonan Mar 22, 2012

    Aside from my criticisms, Id still like to read the next issue of this series. In the extra content at the back it seems that Angelo Tirotto has big plans for this comic, hoping for multiple volumes, so surely things cant be as standard as they seem. Nevertheless, No Place Like Home is going to have to improve. Read Full Review

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