Snotgirl #1

Writer: Bryan Lee O'Malley Artist: Leslie Hung Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 20, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 24 User Reviews: 15
8.6Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

WHO IS LOTTIE PERSON? Is she a gorgeous, fun-loving social media star with a perfect life or a gross, allergy-ridden mess? Enter a world of snot, blood, and tears in this new ongoing series from New York Times Best Seller BRYAN LEE O'MALLEY (Scott Pilgrim) and dazzling newcomer LESLIE HUNG!

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Jun 10, 2016

    The reason I told you that I was afraid of this book was so that when you read my glowing review, you'd have some context to where I was emotionally and mentally when I started to read it. I was prepared to be let down. I was prepared to be destroyed and yet I came out extremely excited about this series. I came out wanting more Snotgirl and that would have been weird to say, but I have a feeling the nickname thing is going to catch on like wildfire with readers. Bottom line, if I need one, is that Snotgirl is not to be missed because there's like snot everywhere, it's hard to miss, but read it too. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Nerdophiles - Jackson Adams Jul 26, 2016

    Snotgirl #1 is a book that's premise is going to feel unfamiliar for a lot of reasons, with an all female cast as well as a focus on fashion, but the emotions and themes are innately familiar for anyone whose created something or sought approval in the eyes of strangers. It's an interesting entry in O'Malley's sterling bibliography with instantly iconic art from Hung and paints a horrifying, disgusting, relatable portrait of a woman in crisis. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Resources - Leia Calderon Jun 17, 2016

    Overall, "Snotgirl" #1 is a bold and nuanced first issue that explores both what it's like for those with anxiety as well as the pressure we all put on ourselves in a refreshing and introspective way, all while delivering one hell of a story. Read Full Review

  • 10
    411Mania - Edward Tripp Jul 28, 2016

    Snotgirl # 1 is a clever and entertaining new series from the creative mind of O'Malley. It is full of his usual brand of humor and a lead character that readers can't help but embrace. This book is on my radar for top new titles in 2016. Fans of his work will not be disappointed with adding this to their monthly pull list. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Flickering Myth - Mark Allen Jul 20, 2016

    Hung and O'Malley work in perfect synchronicity to bring hilarious, otherwise low-key moments to vivid life (a silent exchange between Lottie and Cutegirl, who are placed on opposite sides of a cafe window, contains some of the best, most authentic fictional texting ever put into print) and give Lottie's minor crises an OTT urgency that makesSnotgirla ridiculously pleasurable read. Why isn't this book in your sticky, bogey-covered hands already?! Read Full Review

  • 9.9
    We The Nerdy - Josh McCullough Jul 20, 2016

    Overall though, Snotgirl is a perfect evolution of O'Malley's style, and a fantastic debut to what looks to be an amazing monthly series. The humour lands perfectly, the tone is unique and talks about issues no other book handles as well, and the style is off the charts. I've written almost a thousand words of near continuous praise, twice as much as my normal reviews, so this should really tell you a lot about how much I adored this book. If you're a young adult then you owe it to yourself to pick this book up, you'll find no other one that tackles issues you face as well as this. Even if you're not a youth, I'd still advise picking this up, you might learn a little something about a generation many people peg as lazy and tech obsessed. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 20, 2016

    Snotgirl could scarcely be more different from Bryan Lee O'Malley's past comic book projects, and yet its sheer weirdness, creativity and heart will appeal to fans of Scott Pilgrim and Seconds. This first issue is a strong debut for O'Malley and artist Leslie Hung, one that suggests this series will have no problem standing out among the increasingly competitive crowd at Image Comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Jul 19, 2016

    What starts as something lightweight and self-derogatory rapidly takes on the form of a European thriller, and does so in such a subtle and natural manner that you'll be flipping back a few pages to make sure you didn't miss something. Unlike O'Malley's previous Seconds, we don't have the advantage of reading this all in one hit, but have to wait for the next chapter. The serialized approach adds to the delightful melodrama of it all, and it will be interesting to see where intense character study goes next. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Jul 24, 2016

    Snotgirl #1 delivers everything you want from a Bryan Lee O'Malley book, but also gives you something unexpected to hook you in deep, making it so much more than another story about millennial angst. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Jul 29, 2016

    This is definitely a series to check out. I’m not usually into such superficial content, but this story has caught my attention and held onto it. I fully recommend you all at least give the first issue a chance and see if you like it. I, for one, will be keeping up with the series to tell you all what kind of antics Lottie gets into—especially now that she is sitting in a bathroom with Caroline, who is unconscious, to say the least. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Impulse Gamer - Lyla Saudi Aug 10, 2016

    OMalley and Hung are a great collaborative team that has produced something unexpected and different. Snotgirl will have no issues being a stand out from other comics and I am very keen to know how the story develops in the next issue. It definitely has my attention. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Florida Geek Scene - Brian Reed Aug 17, 2016

    The push is for this title to be huge. It's new and bold, and the talent and the advertising are both clearly there, all that's to see now is, is the audience? Look past the juvenile name, and snot actually has little to do with the story, so people can expect a mature story with some depth to it, but can that fit the fashion blogging world? I'm excited to find out. Read Full Review

  • 8.5 - John McCubbin Jul 19, 2016

    Snotgirl #1 is most definitely one of the more interesting comics to come out this week, being a series that I look forward to reading more of. Not only do the creative team introduce us to a quirky and enthralling new character, but the mixture of light and dark tones leave me questioning what kind of person Lottie real is. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Garcia Jul 22, 2016

    Some great storytelling and an interesting bunch of characters. It's like "The Neon Demon" meets "Harriet the Spy" narrated by a modern day Fanny Hill. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Chris Hassan Jul 5, 2016

    Personally, I find social media and its impact on society (both positive and negative) fascinating. So if Snotgirl provides its creators a chance to put this whole culture under the microscope, I'll definitely be along for the ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Jul 24, 2016

    What's most fascinating about Snotgirl is how O'Malley puts such a distasteful character front and centre but nevertheless manages to get his audience to sympathize, even empathize with her. Her constant questioning of herself in the face of her encounter with Coolgirl evokes memories of one's own crises of self-esteem. Lottie isn't a likeable figure, but she's quite relatable. Probably Lottie's biggest character flaw is her utter lack of self-awareness. That blindness about herself is symbolized most powerfully in her final action in this issue. In a way, one could describe her as an addict of ego, and it's driving her toward a rock bottom. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Tyler Pollock Jul 30, 2016

    The ending to this issue had me shocked and extremely excited for what comes next. This is a book that I'll definitely be adding to my pull. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Amani Cooper Jun 21, 2016

    I kinda like the style of the book. Leslie Hung keeps it nice and colorful. I really love colorful art if you haven't guesses already. It almost reminds me of the bishoujo style of anime and manga that I have come across in the past except there is a noticeable difference. It is a good different, and it looks good for the most part. I wasn't a fan of the long fingers or some of the facial expressions, but Leslie Hung has a great art style. I know this may sound redundant, but I hate the snot! No amount of cutesy art will ever make that amount of snot okay in my book. Hung just gives it this really gross look to it. I know its snot guys, but I just can't. I am liking Hung's work, so I will try to keep with it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Aaron Reese Jul 27, 2016

    There isn't much of a plot, so to speak. Thus far, we're just following around a blogger. With stakes so low, it's hard to get invested in the outcome. However, mundane events are energized by Lottie's bizarre narration and other sequences are far from dull, even for fashion celebrities. Snotgirl is the kind of fun off-kilter comedy that too many writers try to bullseye, but miss the mark. This first issue achieves more entertainment than most opening acts and has the potential to get better. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Brett I Jul 20, 2016

    Image appears to have done it again with Snotgirl. While I found myself working through some issues with the script, it's clear that there's intention in why it's written as such, and I have no doubt a payoff will come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Doom Rocket - Brad Sun Jul 22, 2016

    Snotgirl #1 is a splendid piece of artistic synergy, and a testament to the freshness behind-the-scenes diversity can bring to comics" and then there's that final page, an honestly perplexing cliffhanger that leaves me unsure what kind of book Snotgirl will ultimately end up being. My hope is O'Malley will continue his compelling character exploration without the need for the plot-driven tropey melodrama issue one's ending implies. Time will tell. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Bounding Into Comics - Peter Ngaou Jul 20, 2016

    Much of Snotgirl #1 comes off as vapid, and it would be very easy to mistake the series for being just that if it weren't for the creative mind of O'Malley. The story and the art border on embracing and criticizing youth and its uglier sides and is all the more interesting for it. Layers are slowly being peeled away and it's only a matter of time before we truly discover who Snotgirl is. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    Black Nerd Problems - Jordan Calhoun Jul 20, 2016

    Overall, Snotgirl has some potential but has an uphill climb in making readers care about its lead the way we're intended. There's no endearment, sympathy, or joy yet to be found, and without those things, what's a non-action comic? The plus side is the bright, fun artwork by Leslie Hung and Mickey Quinn, and an ending that can pique almost anyone's interest. In terms of character likability I think Snotgirl can only go up from here, so I'm hoping she wins readers over as we get to know her more. And if this comic turns it around, well, Snotgirl will have a great accomplishment on its hands. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comicsverse - Luc Boyce Aug 9, 2016

    Though it's packaged with cute humor and stylish artwork, SNOTGIRL #1 fails to convey the sense of youthful curiosity and self-discovery it aims at. Perhaps as the series continues, the story will fall into its stride and deliver the effortless emotional punch that O'Malley is truly capable of. But as it stands now, SNOTGIRL becomes a middling-at-best teenage drama that's sadly lacking in hilarity. Hopefully O'Malley will put down his storytelling crutches soonand rediscover a voice that's original and unique. Read Full Review

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