Royal City #6

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Jeff Lemire Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: October 11, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 14
8.5Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

The second arc of JEFF LEMIRE's bestselling, critically acclaimed new series takes a major shift as the story jumps back to the year 1993, and we follow the last week in the life of Tommy Pike! Meet the Pike siblings when they were all just teenagers in the '90s, and the tragedy that will come to haunt their family is still in the future.
Each issue in this arc will feature a special variant cover paying homage to some of the best indie rock albums of the 1990s, featuring stellar artwork by JEFFREY BROWN (Jedi Academy), EMI LENOX (PLUTONA), NATE POWELL (March), RAY FAWKE more

  • 10
    Comicosity - Keith Callbeck Oct 11, 2017

    I am often reminded of Jack Kerouac's “Visions of Gerard,” about his own brother who died in childhood. There is an inescapable sense of loss in Royal City. Of an imagined ‘better world' that would have been had Tommy not died. A wish that the pain the family still feels could have been transformed into a wonderful life. If only… Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Ben Snyder Oct 11, 2017

    Royal City #6 sets up potentially the most interesting and emotionally charged arc Royal City has to offer. As we lead up to Tommy's eventual death the focus shifts to tell us that this arc is in fact Tommy's story, not his siblings or his parents. This is finally Tommy's time to be the main character and in the spotlight, Tommy truly shines. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Oct 11, 2017

    This early in the arc, it is hard to tell who is worth caring about, but Tommy is certainly central and the heartbreak is sure to come. This is a genuine tragedy, but we've yet to be shown heroics. Read Full Review

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