Olympia #1

Writer: Curt Pires, Tony Pires Artist: Alex Diotto, Dee Cunniffe Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: November 20, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 13
7.2Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

    MINISERIES PREMIERE! DOUBLE-SIZED FIRST ISSUE! Elon is a latchkey kid who spends his days alone reading comic books-until his favorite superhero, Olympian, comes crashing off the page and into reality! But as he nurses his wounded and delirious hero back to health, he discovers Olympian isn't the only thing that came through... something evil followed him.
A comedic yet heartfelt love letter to the comics medium, OLYMPIA is also a meditation on hope and loss, conceived by CURT PIRES (Wyrd) and his father, TONY PIRES, while Tony was undergoing treatment for cancer.

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Rick Lopez Nov 22, 2019

    A perfect introduction chapter into this brand new world. Readers young and old will garner affinity with these characters, and this world immediately. The dual writers prove to make pure magic with this first issue as they leave just enough room for interested in the next. Diotto and Cunniffe working together on art detail truly bring this series to life. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Nov 19, 2019

    Olympia #1 is a perfect comic for readers who love comics, offering a blend of metafictional elements with familiar themes of childhood escapism. It is not to be missed. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Multiversity Comics - John Schaidler Nov 22, 2019

    created the story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Nov 19, 2019

    This is a great first issue that I suspect many will liken to other media, but stands on its own thanks to the superhero stylings and strong character dynamics in play. The main character feels real and many will easily relate to the lonely child who needs a spark of magic in his life. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Jay Hill Nov 19, 2019

    Olympia is exploring the imagination of a young boy, and, while doing so, has captured mine. The story looks like it's going to be filled with action, adventure, and fun. But, also a lot of heart. Like the work of Spielberg, it can bring out the kid in you, and like the work of Kirby, it'll make you believe heroes are real. But, it's not just a love letter, it's a labor of love (and a superb comic). Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Graphic Policy - Brett Nov 20, 2019

    Olympia #1 is the fantastical experience of a reader being drawn into the world they're engaging in. There's a meta aspect to the comic as we the reader are sucked into the experience ourselves. It's a comic you can enjoy for the story and connect on an emotional and personal level. It's an experience and story we can all relate to in some way. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Rebel Robertson Nov 13, 2019

    So, in conclusion its a comic worth checking out, but be warned it probably shouldnt be read by kids due to the fact that it promotes the use of prescription drugs. But if you like the older style comics than this is for you. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Anthony Wendel Nov 12, 2019

    A fantastic book looking at meeting your hero when you aren't at your best. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Sequential Planet - Geoffrey Luu Nov 21, 2019

    Olympia #1 is a decent start to what looks to be a fun sci-fi series. There is enough here to bring readers back next month, from the sub-comic approach to Olympian's backstory to the retro artwork. The story and characters need more time to fully develop, but Curt and Tony Pires' reverence for Kirby's stories and art shines through. This could be one to keep an eye on if the series takes more risks. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Watch - Lenora Pentecost Nov 26, 2019

    Olympia is a valiant but somewhat futile effort to recapture the magic of childhood fantasy. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Mark Scott Nov 22, 2019

    I like what Curt and Tony Pires are creating here. Its a story that has the potential to take us in a lot of very cool directions, very much in the vein of the ‘kid-hero' fantasy adventure movies of the '80s and the upcoming issues should be well worth keeping an eye on. If the artwork were slightly better Id give this a higher score, but for me, Id like to see it come up to the level of the story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Nov 23, 2019

    As far as imitations go, this is a good one and there is enough here to encourage Kirby devotees to continue reading. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Nov 22, 2019

    Pires and Diotto are infatuated with the aesthetics of The New Gods, Thor and even Stranger Things, but that clouds their ability to mix those into something new and compelling. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Nov 20, 2019

    Bland and banal, Olympia asks if passion is enough and the answer is plain: No. Read Full Review

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