Slots #1

Writer: Dan Panosian Artist: Dan Panosian Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: October 4, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 9
8.5Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

You can say this about the life of Stanley Dance: he did it his way. Unfortunately, his way never took getting old into account. Now, the former boxer is on his last legs, looking for redemption...but he'll settle for going down swinging.
Roll the dice with superstar artist DAN PANOSIAN as he creates a bold and breathtaking vision of Las Vegas, where everything old can become new, and superstition influences how the chips fall.

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Doug Warren Oct 4, 2017

    I was hesitant to give this book the rating that I did because I try to use the 10s sparingly. But, I read this comic twice, and there is absolutely nothing I can count off for. It’s flawless. Probably the best first issue of a book I’ve read. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Oct 3, 2017

    With gritty artwork and a smart script, Slots puts a new spin on the classic story of the fixer going for one more score. I'm not certain that Dan Panosian (Conan/Red Sonja) intentionally designed Stanley Dance to look a little like Bruce Willis, but the characterization put me in mind of him " a seedier David Addison ala Randy Robinson from The Wrestler. Whatever the inspiration, fans of Panosian's previous work and heist epics won't be gambling much if they play these Slots. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Outright Geekery - Aaron Kessel Sep 5, 2017

    While still a month away, Slots is a series worth investigation. Panosian has begun to weave a tale of an incredible journey and I've no doubts that it will be a blast. Highly recommended! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Corps - Matt Granberry Oct 4, 2017

    This world Dan Panosian has created is not for starry eyed dreamers. Its not for the weak of heart. It's a world that will chew you up and spit you out. Fortunately we just get to kick back and enjoy the ride. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comicsverse - Brandon Bloxdorf Oct 6, 2017

    Making a comeback doesn't get better than this. Dan introduces us to a classic man in a modern day. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comicsverse - Danielle Sottosanti Oct 4, 2017

    SLOTS #1 does fall back on some Las Vegas and narrative device cliches. Yet, overall, Dan Panosian presents a solid story that pays homage to Las Vegas as a place where anything can happen (such as having a 53-year-old boxer plan to take the ring against MMA fighters). SLOTS #1 gives readers enough hooks to keep them excited for future issues in the series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBuzz - Sean M. Morse Oct 5, 2017

    Fans of neo-noir, like The Last Boy Scout or Hulus Shut Eye, will find an engaging story populated with rich characters. As much as we learn, there are still several threads left dangling for Panosian to pull on later. With artwork that matches the subject matter perfectly, this could be a great title for someone looking for a more grounded comic book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Oct 4, 2017

    This is a story about real people who make mistakes and probably fail "a lot. That's good because Slots is as personal and intimate and real as can be. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Percy Waelchl Oct 3, 2017

    Slots #1 is a must-read for fans of human drama and the seedier side of existence. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Lune Oct 5, 2017

    A gorgeously illustrated issue that lays the groundwork for a compelling underdog story. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Oct 3, 2017

    Slots #1 is a good opening issue to this series, Stanley Dance is the guy that you like and dislikes all at the same time, you will root for him, but know he is going to fail all at the same time, that is what makes Slots an interesting read. From this first issue you know Stanley is not a good guy and somehow he is going to screw up trying to be “good”, it is going to be heartbreaking, but you are intrigued to see how it all goes down. If you like Billy Bob Thorton's character from Bad Santa then you will feel right at home with Slots Stanley Dance. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin Oct 4, 2017

    'Slots' is a sleazy, gritty tale of a charming scumbag and his colorful supporting cast. Smartly crafted, and beautifully illustrated, the series promises to bring the best and worst out of Vegas' innards. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Oct 2, 2017

    Ultimately then, while the story itself isn't exactly evolutionary, Slots boasts an utterly intriguing leading man and a distinctive visual style, both of which make it a new series well worth taking a gamble on. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Oct 3, 2017

    A solid first issue sets up an interesting cast of characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Oct 4, 2017

    If nothing else, issue one of 'Slots' is worth the read. It may capture your imagination or it may not but there's no doubt it was crafted with love. Panosian is pouring his soul into this story and it would be a crime to miss it. 'Slots' uses classic tropes and that's part of the appeal. You can almost see George Clooney playing Stanley in the film adaptation. We all want creators to care about what they create and 'Slots' is one of those books that leaves everything on the page. Go pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Capeless Crusader - Jeremy Radick Oct 3, 2017

    With its charmingly roguish protagonist, sun-drenched tone and vibrant supporting cast, Slots #1 has more than enough to offer any fan of stories of losers and desperate rogues getting by on their wits, toughness and above all luck. The premise of the series is classic, and I guess you could call it familiar if you've read a lot of crime stories. But writer/artist Dan Panosian does a such a great job imbuing the issue with a unique charm and vibe, as well as giving us a roguishly engaging main character, that any fan of seedy crime tales of crafty crooks scraping by will find it easy to double down on Slots #1. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 4, 2017

    Artist and writer Dan Panosians new series stars a character youd hate to love. Hes unreliable, self-centered, and never short on a story to tell. This introduction to the series seems to have a slow but interesting beginning. He just seems terrible, which doesnt necessarily make me want to connect with this series but perhaps further issues could change my opinion. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Daniel Vlasaty Oct 4, 2017

    Slots #1 is an interesting character study. Overall, though, I felt the story could have used more punch. It's a lot of set-up and what it's setting up seems to be right up my alley. The only problem I foresee is that book turning into more of a family drama than a crime drama. If those are even two distinctive things. I don't even know. It's just that the end reveal has me a little worried about the path the story is going to follow. Read Full Review

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