Prism Stalker #1

Writer: Sloane Leong Artist: Sloane Leong Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: March 7, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 6
8.0Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

For fans of Octavia Butler, Sailor Moon, and the biopunk horror of David Cronenberg comes PRISM STALKER, an ongoing sci-fi adventure series by SLOANE LEONG.
Vep is a young refugee raised away from her devastated home planet as an indentured citizen in a foreign colony. She works tirelessly for her insectoid hosts, but there is no exit in sight in this viscous, dripping citynest. The eye of opportunity is closing. Her duty is to her family and her siblings, but what more can she do for them here? The answer appears faster than she is ready for.

  • 10
    Newsarama - C.K. Stewart Mar 7, 2018

    Leong offers a fresh and vital new voice to comics, and Prism Stalker #1 is a must-read. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comic Crusaders - Bryan Spaulding Feb 6, 2018

    For fans of sci-fi, horror, or for anyone who finds themselves pulling for the downtrodden to have their voices heard, this comic will serve you well. I'm looking forward to the ongoing series, and following Vep, her family, and her people as this journey begins. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    All-Comic - Jonathan Baldessari Jan 23, 2018

    Prism Stalker #1 has exactly the type of storytelling that should be applauded in independent comics. Powerful themes along with complex characters and intriguing set-ups result in a book that will suck in any interested reader. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Madeleine Sisco Mar 7, 2018

    Prism Stalker #1 is visually rich and strikingly different. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Pop Break - Sheena Fisher Mar 7, 2018

    Prism Stalker makes me feel like I need to stand with Vep and rescue her people. I'm so angry to see everything Vep has gone through up to this point. I hope this tale ends with Vep feeling empowered enough to liberate her relatives from quarantine and overthrow the Svervan. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comicsverse - Nicole Herviou Jan 27, 2018

    Writer/artist Sloane Leong brings us to a stunning new world that is as visually captivating as it is horrifying. Her character work is impressive, as her use of color. But even though this looks like a world far from our own, the story that is just starting to be told here is one that will hit home for many people -- one that needs to be told. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Weird Science - Andrew McAvoy Mar 10, 2018

    Okay so whether you like this book like I did, or not, will depend on what type of book you like. The nearest thing I can compare this to is a David Lynch film. You know how you watch his films and don't really grasp what is going on but the multiple possibilities and messages attract you anyway? If the answer is yes you'll enjoy this, if not then maybe shuffle on to the next book. I liked it, and next time I feel like jumping into some psychedelic, alien weirdness then I'm going to read it again. So there. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Outright Geekery - Romulo Casas Jan 20, 2018

    Intriguing Sci-fi story about survival, enslavement and family. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Cat Wyatt Feb 21, 2018

    It's probably no surprise that I was a big fan of the artwork in this issue. Besides the bright colors (which there was plenty of), there was quite a bit going on here. The artist did a fantastic job rendering creatures that look completely out of this world and unknown to humans, while still maintaining an organic look to them. I see the implied horror element easily here " seeing tentacle creatures with more than the average number of eyes? That would certainly freak me out, had I ever met one in person. The combination of everything gives the creatures an eerie feel, and even when they weren't actively doing anything to imply a threat, I still never felt like I could trust them. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - JK Schmidt Mar 7, 2018

    Prism Stalker feels like a hallucination, a journey through the colors of the sunset, a landscape dominated by both the surreal and familiar. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Multiversity Comics - Kate Kosturski Mar 12, 2018

    Have patience with all your unanswered questions about Vep and her world and linger over the artwork. It's the star of this show and may provide some clues into her world and future. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Mar 7, 2018

    Weird does not even begin to describe the world of Prism Stalker, but its originality is immense. This does not look like a conventional comic and it does not look to be a conventional story. Intriguing and mythic so far, but more needs to be fleshed out so to speak. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Outright Geekery - Tad Gibson Feb 10, 2018

    A showcase of Sloene Leong's skillset as a writer and artist. If you enjoy a good story, with or without the action, Prism Stalker is something you should check out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GWW - D. Ivester Mar 6, 2018

    Welcome to a threatening world of beautiful imagery and a character that we learn traits we weren't expecting. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Doom Rocket - Mickey Rivera Mar 12, 2018

    It's hard to find clear footing into Prism Stalker's prismatic fever dream of bulbous tentacle faces and egg-bearing tissues, but it is worth the effort for the sake of the colorful, original world it introduces. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Mar 7, 2018

    While Prism Stalker didn't immediately grab my attention, it looks like there's enough potential here to warrant sticking with it for four or five issues. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Mar 8, 2018

    This sci-fi series may find a way to distinguish itself in later chapters but there's nothing in this first issue that drives me to want to pick up Issue #2. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    RaisingBlack Mar 7, 2018

    Octavia E Butlers fans will see her influence throughout this book. As a big fan of hers I really love what Sloane Leong has created here. Leong has created a truly alien world. This comic starts almost like a dream and reader just moves through poetry and imagery to start the book before we are introduced to Vel, main character, situation. Like Butler, Leong uses science fiction to give us a different view of slavery and this is very much a book about the impossible nature of being a slave and still holding on to your humanity. I'm on board for this book and if you are looking for a book that is shooting for a higher level of story then this is a series to keep your eye on. I look forward to this world opening up.

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  • 6.5
    Br'er Lapin Mar 16, 2018

    I can see potential in this title, but it is a bit convoluted and strange. I will keep reading to see where it goes but I feel like I must be missing something when I see the positive critic and user reception based on this first issue.

  • 9.5
    Comix4fever Mar 23, 2018

    The dream quality and the alien designs are my favorite parts.

  • 8.0
    sovereignsfall18 Mar 15, 2018

  • 7.5
    Herptydoo Apr 4, 2018

  • 7.5
    Sayrus Apr 7, 2018

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