On the Stump #1

Writer: Chuck Brown Artist: Prenzy Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: February 19, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 1
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SERIES PREMIERE! Each issue of arc one features a connecting variant cover by SANFORD GREENE! The campaign trail is paved with blood and broken bones. History diverged in 1868 when a pivotal presidential debate turned violent. Today, elections are decided by highly publicized hand-to-hand combat in arenas called Stumps. Unfortunately, the violence doesn't end in the ring, and powerful people can still get away with murder. Senator Jack Hammer and FBI Agent Anna Bell Lister are teaming up to bring it all down. Eisner-nominated writer CHUCK BROWN (BITTER ROOT) joins forces with Italian artist PRENZY (#Like4Like) and letterer CLAYTON COWLES to c more

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Adam Brown Feb 7, 2020

    For me, this isnt social commentary done well. This is social commentary that rips your arm off and beats you with the wet end. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 19, 2020

    Prenzy does some brilliant work with the art in this issue. The characters and the brutality of the action leap off the page and all of the detailed backgrounds are a feast for the eyes. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Pastrami Nation - kevin hoskinson Feb 9, 2020

    On The Stump #1 is a fantastic start to a new series. With interesting characters and danger at every turn, its gearing up to be an exhilarating ride. Its one of my favorite new things, and I cant wait to see where it goes from here. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Feb 19, 2020

    On the Stump #1 is over the top insanity. The concept is so out there and a hell of a lot of fun. It pokes fun at the current political climate while also recognizing where we're at as a society. It's a funhouse mirror reflection of our reality. It's also a debut we're casting a ballot for. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Ronnie Gorham Feb 25, 2020

    A hard-hitting tale of politics, second chances, and the start of a great genre thriller. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Jan 27, 2020

    We live in dark political times, to be certain, and On the Stump just might be the ideal time to address them....with gloves off, of course. If you want entertaining and dark political satire that does not pull any punches, this is the book for you. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Apr 1, 2020

    Overall, this is a nice first issue. There is something for everyone here. It is definitely something I'll be checking out month to month. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Sequential Planet - Marcus Orchard Feb 18, 2020

    On The Stump #1 is a shocking first issue that eerily mirrors modern-day politics. The creative team has done a fantastic job of establishing this world. It doesn't hold back, and the relevance only makes this book hit harder. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Rogues Portal - Jim Allegro Feb 5, 2020

    Timed for release in the thick of the presidential primary season, On the Stump #1 is a political thriller with potential. Be sure to check it out. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt Feb 19, 2020

    The world introduced here by Brown and Prenzy is nothing short of intriguing, but the plot and scripting does fall a bit short at times, finding itself written itself into the corner but somehow, it always manages to claw and scratch its way out. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Feb 2, 2020

    So to sum it all up, On the Stump #1 presents a mostly shock-story with a few nuggets of character. While the visual framing of said story is solid, the actual imagery is sometimes a bit wanting. Even though I personally felt like this start was a bit lackluster, I can certainly see where it has the potential to grow. Read Full Review

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