Snapshot #1

Snapshot #1

Writer: Andy Diggle Artist: Jock Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: February 6, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 24
8.1Critic Rating
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Jake Dobson is your typical nerd; works at the Near-Mint Rhino comic-book store in San Francisco. But when he finds a lost cell phone, he's horrified to discover it's full of snapshots of a murder victim. Suddenly he finds himself hunted by a vengeful hitman who wants his phone back... and Jake in a body bag! And then things start to get *really* complicated... Don't miss the first ever creator-owned thriller from the team behind THE LOSERS and GREEN ARROW: YEAR ONE!

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Steve Paugh Feb 6, 2013

    In the end, Snapshot gets top marks from me for being a perfect marriage of story and art. These guys are at the top of their game, and I cannot wait to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 9.9
    Comic Addicts - Akshay Dhar Feb 11, 2013

    I was pretty much sold on going straight for this book to review this week the moment I saw Andy Diggle and Jock as the creative team behind it " they've worked together at 2000AD and then kicked arse with The Losers over at Vertigo and retold the origin of Ollie Queen in Green Arrow: Year On " and this one not only lives up to that, it seems set to raise the bar higher! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Smash - Andrea Shockling Feb 6, 2013

    To recap: go read "Snapshot" #1. It's awesome. The end. (See, that totally works every time.) Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Feb 6, 2013

    There’s something special about a black & white comic, it has a certain charm to it. It gives the reader a real sense of mystery and beauty unlike anything I’ve ever read. The Walking Dead has it, Punk Rock Jesus had it and now Snapshot has it too. An awesome first issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Den Of Geek! - Jarrett Kruse Feb 11, 2013

    It would be criminal to fill this review with spoilers but this is a must-have book for anyone looking for a great new series to jump onto. The Diggle/Jock combo has always packed a punch but I think this is some of their best work to date. While I'm not usually a fan of black and white when I am forking over three or four bucks a book; it really works in Snapshot. It's almost like a "modern noir" tale and has a Brubaker-lite feel to it. The idea that our whole lives are stored on our smartphones is scary and Snapshot plays on our worst fears of losing our own precious phone. A month is too long to wait for issue #2 of this new gem. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Feb 10, 2013

    As an extra added treat, the protagonist works in a comic store, I loved the scene set in the shop with the hard-core customer coming in for his comics. Good stuff, well worth the $2.99 cover price. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Read Comic Books - Doug Garbark Feb 5, 2013

    Snapshot is a brilliant psychological thriller that gets your adrenaline pumping until the final frame. If you are looking for a smart comic with great art and no men in tights flying around shooting laser beams out of their crack, then this is the perfect book for you. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBuzz - David O'Leary Feb 25, 2013

    If you hadn't heard of Snapshot going in you won't be forgetting it coming out. The book is a real pleasant surprise and I'm on board from here on out. It has the makings of a great story and the work look amazing so there is very little to gripe about, just move on from here and wait patiently for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Feb 12, 2013

    Andy Diggle and JOCK work better together than any other team in mainstream sequential art, outside of Brian Wood and Becky Cloonan. Just about every work the two collaborate on turns out to be a great read. Snapshot looks to be yet another. Will Snapshot inspire a big screen adaptation much like their The Losers did? Time will tell, but it definitely has the potential to. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Feb 7, 2013

    The creative team was a tip off this was probably going to be good, but holy crap is it great. Make sure to grab a copy before your store sells out, because it will. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Feb 11, 2013

    While more and more black and white comics are coming out of the wood work, it was very appropriate here. It added a level of depth to the situation at hand as the tension builds from the moment Dobson opens that damn phone. This was a strong first issue and I'm looking for to the next one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    WhatCulture - David Ochart Feb 7, 2013

    Perhaps the best thing to be said of this comic is that, as is very important in a thriller, it is genuinely surprising. Not wanting to give too much away, there are twists in this inceptive issue that even a jaded veteran reader of thriller comics may not see coming, and it ends on a tantalizing cliff-anger. This writer for one awaits the next issue with bated breath. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Feb 6, 2013

    In the enjoyment of comics, it's important to try something new every now and then. As readers, we can get too comfortable only reading the same books month after month. It's books like SNAPSOT that serve to shake up the comic industry. You can easily go into this series without knowing what it's about. Andy Diggle and Jock have proven themselves time and time again so you know what they are both capable of. The two combined deliver a story full of mystery, action and suspense with a hint of believability that this story could happen in real life. Or at least it could be made into a movie. Do yourself a favor and treat yourself to something new and different. Diggle and Jock are onto something here. Put down your other familiar comics and take a leap into the unknown with a new idea. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Hansel Moreno Feb 5, 2013

    I put my trust in Jock and Diggle and they did not disappoint! Fair warning, this issue is a little slow but as a 4 issue mini you can already see the trajectory of the mayhem about to ensue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Feb 11, 2013

    "Snapshot" #1 is worth picking up just for Jock's art. Only further issues will tell if Diggle's script sustains the narrative excitement, or if the magic will die when the curtain is pulled back. As a debut, though, "Snapshot" #1 begins a thriller that make the reader want to come back for more, even if it's just to get an explanation for a last-page cliffhanger that will puzzle as much as it shocks. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Feb 11, 2013

    The brevity of this review reflects the direct nature of this comic. It's mostly good and if you enjoy crime comics, this is well worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Therapy - MrComicBook Feb 5, 2013

    Snapshot #1 is a good start to a miniseries. It's pure fun, and beautiful looking. Give this book a shot. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Front Towards Gamer - Chaz King Feb 17, 2013

    I picked up Snapshot pretty much at random and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. The story has a great hook in the beginning, and finishes strong with a twist cliffhanger at the end that left me with only guesses as to what may come next. There is still a small part of me that wished there was a bit more substance to the book, but I'm willing to give it the benefit of the doubt and hope that they are saving the meat for the next issues. The art, while it looks good, just doesn't do enough to get the right information across. That said the use of shadows in some scene is amazing and lends it a very sinister feel. Snapshot's unique and mentally muddling plot twists and entirely befuddling cliffhanger make this book very easy to recommend. I highly suggest that you go and get in on the ground floor of what is sure to be an entertaining mystery to solve. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    IGN - Melissa Grey Feb 6, 2013

    There are no heroes in Snapshot #1 unless you count the incomparable Jock, whose black and white art lends an aesthetic sophistication to an otherwise middling narrative. The issue is rescued from its own doldrums by a clever twist on the final page, when Diggle raises the stakes to such a degree that one wonders if the poor, hapless Jake will ever be able to keep up. It was enough to pique this reader's waning interest and one hopes that the next issue delivers on this book's promising end. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Feb 8, 2013

    If you look past the majorly questionable decision made by the central characters, you'll find a rewarding book with some fun dialogue and plenty of twists and turns. It's really hard to overlook that decision though, especially coming from two guys who are incredibly unequipped to handle the consequences. But if it weren't for that decision then there wouldn't be another issue of “Snapshot” and any excuse to read a book from this team is worthwhile. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Christopher Romero Feb 9, 2013

    Diggle's story takes a wild turn, allowing the series to pick up momentum in its early stages of comic life. Snapshot's plot is unique and involves real, everyday people. Diggle capitalizes on this quality, making us feel that Jake's situation can happen to us. The artwork for this book has a simple feel to it, which only adds to the realistic tone of the story. Artist Jock (yup, that's it) is definitely gifted, and his talent particularly shines in his depictions of the San Francisco skyline. Snapshot is worth the three bucks, so pick yourself up a copy. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Elijah Williams Feb 10, 2013

    Despite my problems with this book, it was still worth the $2.99 I spent on it. I am most likely going to read the next issue, just to see how the mystery builds. If you want a good, new, thriller comic to read, than this is right up your alley. If you liked either creator's previous works then you will probably like this too. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Feb 9, 2013

    There's kind of an upper ceiling on expectations of a story like this, particularly in four issues: with puzzles nested inside other puzzles, it will be sufficient if Diggle delivers a satisfying set of answers along with the brisk pacing. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Booked - Tatiana Christian Feb 11, 2013

    Although the story seems really worthwhile, this issue didn't bring me to care enough Jake or what happens to him to invest inSnapshots #2. Read Full Review

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