Pigs #1
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Pigs #1

Writer: Nate Cosby, Ben McCool Artist: Breno Tamura Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: September 14, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8
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ISSUE ONE: HELLO, CRUEL WORLD From writers NATE COSBY & BEN McCOOL (CHOKER, MEMOIR) along with hotshot newcomer artist Breno Temura comes PIGS, a brand new ongoing series to join Image's elite ranks. The story centers around a second-generation KGB Cuban sleeper cell, activated & assigned to overthrow the U.S. Government through a series of kidnappings, assassinations and acts of terrorism. But why has the call come now, 50 years after the original cell last heard from Mother Russia?

  • 10
    ComicBuzz - David O'Leary Jul 2, 2011

    Image Comics is on an absolute tear lately with this being the latest in a line of great first issues. Following on from All Nighter and Graveyard of Empires and now Pigs, is there anyone else putting comics as good as Image. I dont think so. When this book drops in September, you owe it to yourself to pick this up, you wont be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Dan Horn Sep 15, 2011

    Unfortunately, this is little more than a pilot episode of the new Image Comics series, and there's not much else to say about it other than it's really whet my appetite for more. Pigs is sure to be a raunchy, raucous espionage romp. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Sep 30, 2011

    While the creative side of Pigs is a completely unknown to me, the book itself works very well and provides for a good concept that starts well even if I'm not a huge fan of the overall execution with the way it jumps back and forth. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Danny Djeljosevic Sep 13, 2011

    Pigs #1 had me waiting. Surely this promising tale of Cuban sleeper cells in America was going to eventually drop in some zombies, a spaceship or at least some literal pigs (see: Guerillas). Nope. Still waiting. C'mon guys, if you're going to do a comic book, at least give us a hint in the first issue that there are going to be zombies. G. Willow Wilson held off on the crazy reveal in Air until around the fifth issue, but even the first had a talking serpent in it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    iFanboy - Paul Montgomery Sep 13, 2011

    Pigs #1 asks a great deal of its audience, extending a hand still dripping red. Our protagonists are bona fide terrorists. But here's the thing. I'm eager to know why they've chosen this path, or how readily. We're looking at a slow burn from absolute zero. It looks to be worth the sizzle. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Sep 17, 2011

    Slow at first, but this issue has a GREAT "Oh Crap!" No Way!" reveal on the final page that'll hook you. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Sep 14, 2011

    The only place I felt a bit let down was the art. Given how amazing the cover is and the general vibe of the story, I really wanted a darker, more noir feeling to the whole thing. Breno Tamura is clearly a talented artist, but it’s very straightforward. The layout is standard, the work itself has a seventies comic book feel but never jumps out at you. There is a school of thought that art doesn’t always have to pop. Fair enough. That being said, it should meld with the story, and here it just doesn’t. Pigs needed darker, more stylized visuals and that just doesn’t come across. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Miguel Perez Sep 14, 2011

    The creators ask you to bear with them for an issue, and that may be a deal breaker for some. There is definitely potential for great stories of morality vs. duty to be told, so long as we're eventually invested in the characters. Read Full Review

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