Paradiso #1

Writer: Ram V. Artist: Dev Pramanik, Dearbhla Kelly Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: December 6, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 10
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8.9User Rating

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The Midnight Event forever changed the world. Now, centuries later, Jack Kryznan arrives on the outskirts of Paradiso City, haunted by fragments of childhood memories and in possession of a mysterious device-one with the power to change the destiny of this living breathing metropolis, the people who dwell within, and the guardians who strive for and against it.

  • 10
    Pop Culture HQ - Jason Bennett Nov 12, 2017

    Sci-fi fans, rejoice! The creative team of Venkatesan,Pramanik, Kelly, and Bidikar bring you a city of paradise"or is it?For a debut issue, PARADISO #1 delivers on numerous levels.Though there was little mention of The Midnight Event, and we get but a glimpse of the mysterious device protagonist Jack Kryznan carries, that only adds to the allure of the story and intensifies the anticipation. A captivating dystopian tale with loads of potential, a lead character who is dynamic and appealing, and it leaves you with questions that'll guarantee you want to pick up issue two. Expect this first issue to fly off the shelves because PARADISO is a smash hit! Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Outright Geekery - Christa Harader Dec 6, 2017

    Intriguing story, bold characters and some art that make you sit up and pay attention. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - David Hildebrand Dec 6, 2017

    I jumped ship on dystopian stories a couple of years ago, but Ram V and Pramanik have pulled me back in, if just momentarily to go on this journey they have laid out before me. Paradiso is a fun and creative story so far. If you are into dystopian or sci-fi stories, then you are doing yourself an injustice by skipping Paradiso #1. Check it out! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBuzz - D. J. Baldock Nov 24, 2017

    Paradiso #1 is an excellent start to a new universe, bringing us plenty of intrigue and set-up for further parts of the story, whilst building a coherent world for the characters. The subtler approach to exposition might deter some readers, but for me only adds to my interest in reading the next issue. For fans of post-apocalyptic adventures, sci-fi (with a smattering of killer robots) Paradiso #1 is highly recommended. It is available in stores on December 6th. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Lune Dec 7, 2017

    A complex, engaging world filled with mystery, Paradiso is a city worth getting lost in. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Outright Geekery - Tad Gibson Nov 11, 2017

    If futuristic adventure stories are your forte, than Paradiso #1 may be your new book to check out this December. Full of action, great backstory, and a cliffhanger ending, Ram V and his team of artists crafted a wonderful book. This book radiates potential to be a great story, and end the trend of significant sales drops after #1 issues at Image. I highly recommend giving this book a read this December. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Dec 5, 2017

    Paradiso might not be a widespread tourist destination yet, but it's certainly a book that's piqued my interest. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Dec 11, 2017

    In an increasingly bloated science fiction market, it can sometimes be difficult for new titles to stand out from the pack, but with its measured approach, solid world-building and jaw-dropping visuals, Paradiso has managed to do just that. Definitely one to keep an eye out for. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett Dec 6, 2017

    What the team has put together here is a series that has a very "Heavy Metal" feel about it all. Add in a rock and roll soundtrack with some 80s animation and you'd have one hell of an entertaining movie that would feel right at home with some of the classics and anime of the time. This is one where the style and the look stand out and help along a story that's entertaining but doesn't quite deliver enough to really be sucked in. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    All-Comic - Jonathan Baldessari Dec 7, 2017

    Paradiso #1 might have a lot of secrets, but between the gorgeous art and intriguing set-up, there's enough to be excited about. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Joey Edsall Dec 8, 2017

    The comic might be a little nebulous at times, but the confidence with which it is told and the interesting setting will likely draw readers into grabbing the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Andrew McAvoy Dec 9, 2017

    What can I say? A vision in mud brown with a storyline that was clear as mud and the most unexciting looking array of characters I have seen in a long time. I was a little disappointed to say the least. I won't be hanging around to see the story promised in the previews to finally emerge. Read Full Review

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