Renato Jones: The One % #1

Writer: Kaare Andrews Artist: Kaare Andrews Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: May 4, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 10
8.3Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

Special double-sized first issue!
The One% own more than half the world's wealth. They've crashed economies, bought governments, and have amassed more power than any other group in history. And they still don't have enough. With this kind of power how can anyone make them pay? WHO will make them pay? Enter Renato Jones, a mysterious vigilante, out to even the score. And when he enters the fray THE SUPER-RICH ARE SUPER F***ED.

From acclaimed creator KAARE KYLE ANDREWS (Iron Fist: The Living Weapon, Spider-Man: Reign) comes a supercharged capitalist action thriller for a post-Great Recession world.

  • 10
    Pastrami Nation - Nolan Smith May 8, 2016

    Easily one of Andrews finest creations, its no wonder why this issue has already sold out. The story of one man against the wealthy and powerful is always an intriguing one, but with Renato Jones, its a must read for fans of retribution earned through a blaze of vengeance. One of my favorite debut issues in recent memories, go track down Renato Jones #1 if you can: whether by printed edition or digital, you wont be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 10
    CourtOfNerds - Grant Stoye May 3, 2016

    This is a completely gratifying ride with one of the best creators in the industry, tackling a topic that is red-hot right now. I cannot wait to see where this story is heading. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge May 5, 2016

    Renato Jones: The One% #1 is beautiful, engaging, and very, very pissed off. Comic books can be powerful weapons of satire and that is exactly what this debut is and why its just so damn good. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Slackjaw Punks - Regan Lorie May 10, 2016

    A slick, action-packed stunner of a crazy origin story, this comic truly has it all: explosive face-offs, black humor to spare, villains you love to hate, a plot full of twists and secrets, and at its center, a mysterious modern-day Robin Hood (of sorts) with a taste for true vengeance. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comicsverse - Chris Galvin May 5, 2016

    One really nice touch is the placement of advertisements throughout the issue. These ads are satirical looks at colognes and perfumes. The Renato Jones fragrance, ‘Luxury, you'll pay for it' aims straight for the financial jugular. While these ads and the comic itself seem like heightened attacks on the super rich, the booknever takes itself too seriously. It's more satire than realism. But it does ask questions about the price humanity has to pay to gain wealth and power. Is the price humanity itself? RENATO JONES: THE ONE %#1 is an entertaining comic book that gives no quarter and doesn't hold its punches. Despite itspremise, it is something that can appeal to the masses with its art, humor and action. Here's looking to issue 2. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    PopOptiq - Matthew Petras May 6, 2016

    The art here is great. It's similar to Wes Craig's work on Deadly Class, offering loads of twisted characters with exaggerated expressions. It's cartoony and also a touch disturbing, which fits the book wonderfully. At one point, the book radically changes its art style for a particular moment in the story; this is a bold move that works fantastically. I'm not going to spoil it, but there are also some fourth-wall-breaking gags strewn throughout that are cute and clever. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Weird Science - Jim Werner May 9, 2016

    After one issue our character has an intriguing past and interesting motive for future issues. The art provides a pleasure for the eyes to behold with some great action and unique detail peppered throughout the stories pages.  I'll be interested in revisiting Mr. Jones … hopefully he's going to be a big star! (Author Note: Sorry, not sorry, if that song is now stuck in your head for the rest of the day). Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Jordan Claes Apr 19, 2016

    I meant it when I said that this is the best release of the year, so far. It has depth, rich dialogue and takes the time to develop itscharacters beyond the scope of what typically constitutes a first issue. Andrews' world is both visually and emotionally dark, scattered with moments of genuine hope and human connection that persistineven in the most brutaltimes. The layout is fantastic, the tableau memory sequences are terrifying/breathtaking, and the story is impossibly enthralling. As excited as I am to uncover more about Renato and his past, I'm most looking forward to finding out just how ‘super-fucked' the ‘super-rich' really are! Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Multiversity Comics - Jess Camacho Jan 13, 2017

    Aside from a few nitpicks in characterization, this is a bold, explosive comic book that holds a mirror up to the current times. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 5, 2016

    Whatever its storytelling flaws, this issue is a true showcase for what one creator can accomplish when they script, draw, ink and color their own book. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AiPT! - Tyler Sewell Apr 11, 2016

    While this review may have gotten a bit nit-picky, I did enjoy the comic and loved some of the spreads and page setups. The One% attempts to deviate from the typical vigilante tale, but still relies heavily on traditional and overused tropes. The artwork is refreshing and I hope Andrews utilizes more of his darker panels because those are what make the series original. The jury's still out on the series' potential, but Andrews needs to continue to distance the plot from clichs. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Hughes May 4, 2016

    With the current popularity of The Punisher, mainly from the Daredevil show, it seems that violence, or at least "an eye for an eye" violence is back on trend. Reading this book, I am saddened that there is a market for books like this. I realize that this book may be satire or even thought of as subversive, but to me, it is just noise. Read Full Review

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