Proxima Centauri #1

Writer: Farel Dalrymple Artist: Farel Dalrymple Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: June 13, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 3
8.0Critic Rating
4.7User Rating

"PROXIMA CENTAURI," Part One-4.243 light-years from Earth, the teenage wizard adventurer Sherwood Breadcoat is stuck in the confounding spectral zone on the manufactured dimensional sphere, Proxima Centauri, looking for escape and a way back to his brother while dealing with his confusing emotions, alien creatures, and all sorts of unknown, fantastic dangers.

In this issue The Scientist H. Duke sends Sherwood on a salvage mission and gives counsel to the troubled boy in his charge.

PROXIMA CENTAURI will be six issues of PSYCHEDELIC SCIENCE FANTASY ACTION COMIC BOOK DRAMA starring Sherwood Breadcoat, "The Scientist" Duke Herz more

  • 10
    All-Comic - Joshua Hilgenberg Jun 13, 2018

    This issue is a fresh take on the medium, and likely a great way to change pace for readers who feel that their pulls are repetitive. Proxima Centauri #1 is a joy, so long as you let yourself partake. If on a first read, you feel like you want more questions answered, read it again with this mindset and watch how your perspective changes. Dalrymple puts an old adage into practice and provides proof of concept. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Sean Nickerson Jun 18, 2018

    An amazingly unique ride through a world that is as chaotic as it is fantastic, Proxima Centauri is an imaginative breath of fresh air that is much needed in the comic book world today. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Doom Rocket - Brandy Dykhuizen May 15, 2018

    Dalrymple also has a real knack for naming characters, as young Sherwood Presley Breadcoat holds his own with Duke Herzog ("The Scientist"), Shakey the Space Wizard and the Time Traveler named Mr. EXT. But what would you expect from someone boasting a moniker such as his own? Proxima Centauri is a fun, sweet read from all angles, blending new and exciting worlds with a strong undercurrent of the familiar. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Brazen Bull - Jaimee Nadzan Jun 13, 2018

    Take the leap and buy this issue. Science fiction is a great genre, layering in psychedelic and dramatic elements only adds to the complexity of the plot. The artwork has a way of representing ideas that are too difficult to put into words, and the experience of reading becomes a visceral one. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Multiversity Comics - Rowan Grover Jun 15, 2018

    Like it's teenage protagonist, "Proxima Centauri" #1 is fickle and moody, but endlessly rewarding to anyone willing to spend the time to listen to it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Anthony Mauro Jun 6, 2018

    Proxima Centauri is not for everyone. It's weird, meandering, and a blend of old pop culture made new. So basically everything I love with a science-fantasy spin on it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Hunter T. Patrick May 10, 2018

    This comic has a lot of things to offer, and hopefully, the series will offer more background that I want for later. This is the making of a wonderful bedtime story to tell whatever adult you tuck in at night. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jamie Lovett Jun 13, 2018

    Proxima Centauri's visuals are some of the best in comics and they depict a fascinating world, though the wandering narrative may be an acquired taste. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    GWW - Linda Codega Jun 12, 2018

    The story can be hard to follow if you get caught up in trying to 'understand' what is being shown to you, but once you simply read the book, letting the story and art catch up to each other, it becomes cohesive and vibrant, psychedelic and magical, strange and familiar at the same time. This is meant to be a prequel to the full run, so perhaps this Legion-like vision of Sherwood in space will change, but Dalrymple has created a world I'm excited to explore, and a story I want to read. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson May 23, 2018

    Look, I know if I had read The Wrenchies the story might have made more sense, but I have to judge this on what I was given and story wise I have no clue what in the world is happening. It is weird"very, very weird. The art in Proxima Centauri #1 is very good and that wacky weirdness does very well in the visual aspect of the book. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jun 12, 2018

    Proxima Centauri #1 isnt a bad comic, and I cant even confidently ward anyone away from it. It has great ideas and characters, but it makes so many fundamental missteps that my ability to become immersed or invested is halted. I want people to check this one out because I respect the comic a lot of what the book does, but I cant recommend it on the grounds of it not being a cohesively good product. Read Full Review

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