Paklis #1

Writer: Dustin Weaver Artist: Dustin Weaver Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: May 31, 2017 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 4
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8.1User Rating

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Do you accept the life you've been handed, or do you step into the unknown, even as it leads you into the shadows? In this new anthology series from writer/artist DUSTIN WEAVER, the characters in three mind-bending stories find themselves faced with this question.

In "MUSHROOM BODIES," Greg struggles with knowing what's real and fears becoming complacent in a world of human insects.

In the first installment of "SAGITTARIUS A*," war hero Linus Rad is on a mission to the center of the galaxy to learn the dark secrets of his dead father's scientific experiments.

In the first chapter of "AMNIA CYCLE," Tara, a young Je more

  • 10
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Jun 1, 2017

    Paklis #1 is one hell of a bargain. This oversized issue features a skilled creator throwing down multiple interesting entries in a truly unique anthology format that I found very exciting. Many know Weaver for his art, which is fantastic throughout this collection, but he is a storytelling force to be reckoned with. Paklis has my attention and it's definitely worth yours, too. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Nerdophiles - Jackson Adams May 31, 2017

    Paklis #1 feels intensely personal and unrestrained by corporate requirements in a way that even indie comics rarely actually succeed in being, an up close and personal look at the influences and fascinations of one creator. It earns a recommendation if nothing else for the creeping horror of Weaver's pencils and script on "Mushroom Bodies" but offers plenty more for the asking price. Paklis #1 isa clear, uncut look at one of American comics' most fascinating, idiosyncratic artists and that's something that demands attention. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Lune Jun 1, 2017

    With three distinct stories, each as engaging and exciting as the last, Paklis #1 blows everything else off the shelves. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Outright Geekery - Thomas Hulett Jun 6, 2017

    Pakis' first issue is still a great success that I hope will spawn more anthology series. The beauty of the anthology series for me is that you get a few new stories every month. That, along with the occasional returning feature, would be a welcome sight in today's deconstructed comic book world. Today's comic books take six issues (on average) to tell a story and seems largely targeted at the trade reader. Most people don't have the fortitude to jump into the middle of a series and stick with it until the story resolves itself. Anthologies don't suffer from this, with a variety of smaller tales new readers can jump in anytime. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBuzz - Sean M. Morse Jun 9, 2017

    Not just an artistic showcase for Dustin Weaver, but a chance for him to flex his writing muscles, Paklis #1 is a great start for an Anthology book. If the continuation of these stories don't drive you to the next issue, then the interesting concept art for future entries certainly will. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Ryan C. (trashfilmguru) Jun 4, 2017

    So, yeah, count me as being among those who arevery excited to see whatPaklis develops into " and hey, if we end up getting an explanation as to just what the title means somewhere along the way, that's all the better. It's your show, Dustin Weaver " make the most of it! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Robert Reed May 31, 2017

    Dustin Weaver drives solo and tells three entertaining sci-fi stories that question dreams and identity. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins May 31, 2017

    A nice taste of some decent science fiction melodrama. The writing by a fair bit making the overall impression unbalanced. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Patrick Wolf May 31, 2017

    Is "Amnia Cycle" so good that it warrants the $5.99 price tag? Well given that two of the three stories in Paklis are filler, I'd say get this only if you're really into space adventures. "Amnia Cycle" is good, but it's no X-O Manowar or Saga. I think if Weaver had made the characters a little more believable and the action scenes a little less predictable, I'd say go ahead and give it a try. But since the best story is no different than your average run-of-the-mill comic, and since the other two aren't even worth reading, I'd say wait until the second installment arrives. Maybe Weaver will do something to convince me there's more here than just mediocrity. Until then, I'd pass. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kitaru Jun 6, 2017

    I thought that the ideas for stories presented were interesting, but the execution fell flat for me in the end. I think so of the stories will get better, but for the first issue this was just an okay start to an Image series.

  • 7.5
    Gizmo Jun 4, 2017

    MUSHROOM BODIES: Very interesting and well drawn, however I do not get what Weaver is trying to say with the ending, so I guess that part isn't fully successful. Anyone else have thoughts on how to interpret the ending? -- SAGITTARIUS A* (#1&2): Not much to comment on, it's two pages of setup that I assume continue in the next issue. -- AMNIA CYCLE (CHAPTER 1): This is a rather interesting space story. Not sure what's going on yet, but that is kind of the point. -- OVERALL: I'm impressed that this was all achieved by one artist, very admirable. I'd recommend the first issue for Mushroom Bodies at least, but I doubt I'll be sticking around for the long haul.

  • 9.0
    sebastianorellana95 Jun 1, 2017

  • 8.0
    Ronin Jul 6, 2017

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