Supreme: Blue Rose #1
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Supreme: Blue Rose #1

Writer: Warren Ellis Artist: Tula Lotay Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 23, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 24 User Reviews: 7
8.2Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

You are not dreaming. We are trying to communicate with you. Local reality has been reinstalled. Things have gone wrong. The revision has corrupted. Finding Ethan Crane is your supreme priority. We are speaking to you from the ultimate bunker within the structure of multiversal time. Do not trust Darius Dax. We are all going to die. SUPREME: BLUE ROSE. Re-introducing the central Image Comics character, with WARREN ELLIS and TULA LOTAY.

  • 10
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jul 22, 2014

    Supreme: Blue Rose is as rare as its namesake. Books like this one don’t come around all that often, and the pairing of Warren Ellis with a brilliant new artistic talent in Tula Lotay will remind you why. By placing the initial focus on Diana Dane, Ellis and Lotay are able to ground this superhero story with a fleshed out human character that is not content to play the victim. Ellis might be playing in someone else’s sandbox, but he’s taking the property into new territory. Fittingly, so is Lotay. This is only the beginning of what’s sure to be an interesting examination of the superhero archetype. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Edward Kaye Jul 28, 2014

    Many would argue, myself among them, that Alan Moore's work on Supreme was the definitive story of the character and impossible to follow up. Erik Larsen's recent attempt to do so is testament to this. Then along comes Warren Ellis with a new take on the myth that proves us all wrong. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Erik Radvon Jul 22, 2014

    Supreme Blue Rose is a potent psychedelic noir that repurposes over 20 years of Supreme lore into a modern comic experience. Ellis taps the rich field of characters produced in those old Image comics and delivers a home run of a new take. Tula Lotay's art is incredible and she's sure to win over a bevy of new fans with this outing. Blue roses are rare, and comics as good as Supreme Blue Rose are rarer still. It's tough to want anything from these creators except more. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Chris Bennett Jul 25, 2014

    A detective story with a SciFi/dreamlike twist, I was sold almost from the very first page. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Ashley Victoria Robinson Jul 27, 2014

    Supreme Blue Rose #1 is handled with effortless mastery by its creative team, seemingly requires no prior knowledge of the original series, and has laid out many building blocks for readers to pick up and carry into the rest of the series run. If you can dedicate yourself to another independent comic series Supreme Blue Rose #1 is a great issue to start with. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Rhymes With Geek - Nikki Sherman Jul 23, 2014

    Overall I have a feeling this new series by Ellis and Lotay will be polarizing. Some will likely grow frustrated with the oddly paced story, while others will spend time re-reading this issue to discover its vast narrative more fully. At the very least, give this a try and enjoy the masterful art. With a compelling and enigmatic world in front of you, the possibilities of Ellis and LotaysSupreme: BlueRoseare endless. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Jul 23, 2014

    Supreme: Blue Rose is exactly what is needed for these characters being a brilliant re-invigoration for the characters that Rob Leifeld created and Alan Moore defined. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Brian Reed Sep 2, 2014

    Issue #1 asks a lot of questions and gives very few answers, but I don't care that I'm confused because I'm in love with the art and the idea. I've said it before and I am pleased to say it again now, this is one you should check out. I am so pleased to see comics exploring philosophy and science instead of just giving us two more super heroes knocking each other around. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Jul 22, 2014

    An issue that I loved and will excitedly pick up the next to continue this journey. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Sam LeBas Jul 25, 2014

    "Supreme Blue Rose" #1 is a gorgeous book. Ellis' writing is expertly paced and engaging. This invitation to join Diana on her journey unfolds easily, while holding its cards close to its chest and preserving the mystery that will propel the series forward. Paired with Lotay's stunning visuals, this well crafted plot springs to life, and is elevated to another level of brilliance. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG Jul 30, 2014

    Supreme: Blue Rose #1 is a great first issue that starts with the basis " and I'll use Supreme's original inspiration " of what it's like to exist in a world with Superman, looking up from the ground. This is a Lois Lane type of story that puts the emphasis on a human contending a mysterious force that could save the world or upend it. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book City Podcast - Mitchell Doig Jul 25, 2014

    Overall, I would definitely recommend buying this book and seeing if it sticks to you like it stuck to me. From the crafted dialogue or dreamlike art, Supreme: Blue Rose is teeming with personality and mystery that has left me in anticipation of next month's issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Entertainment Fuse - Elvis Dutan Jul 26, 2014

    Tulas arts is spectacularly on form for the most part, but the one thing that I would take notice of (and which has already garnered some ire) would be the eclectic swirls of blue lines that pervade every sing page. Nominally its there to produce some sort of effect but it might just annoy unsuspecting readers. As for the script itself, while the references to earlier Supreme stories might show that Ellis has his head in the right place they may only come off as nonsensical and confusing to those who are using this as their diving point for Supreme, that and a lack of Dax not being on every other page. Overall though I can only say one: if one had to create a modern, realistic, reboot of Supreme this is how it should be done. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Stuart Conover Jul 27, 2014

    While I enjoyed the first book of the new run, I'm wondering when we'll actually see Supreme tie into the story line short of a giant golden arch. I'm also curious as to if we'll be given any mentions of previous Supremes or if this will be a completely fresh new take. Personally, I'm kind of hoping for full on originality and no real referencing of what has happened before. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Jul 28, 2014

    The exposition in " Supreme: Blue Rose" #1 is gracefully executed with inventive twists, but the action doesn't go quite far enough into Diana's assignment. However, despite the traditional plot structure and looseness of the hook, Lotay's art and Ellis' prose and comic twists are more than are enough reason to pick up " Supreme: Blue Rose" #1 and to be excited for what's coming in issues to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Jul 30, 2014

    I struggled with the rating for this issue. I loved it, writing and art, but at it's core it has laid only the very first few breadcrumbs out for us of what will ultimately be a trail to the conclusion of this story. Supreme: Blue Rose is highly recommended, well worth trying, and I'm going to be along for the ride as Diana Dane pursues her blue rose case to it's ultimate conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Steve Paugh Jul 23, 2014

    Sure, I'm nervous that I'll miss something of significance going forward if I don't first go back and read those old Moore issues, but I'm done with any further research. From now on, I'm just going to approach this with the limited information I already have and enjoy the ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - King Jan 16, 2015

    As a premiere issue, this tale immediately establishes elements of convolution and ambiguity, but for the better " what we're left with is the fascinating start to an adventure-mystery transcending time and space boasting potential to be an epic of unimaginable scale. Ellis and Totay have teamed up to deliver a deep and visually stunning Sci-Fi narrative rich in dialogue and character depth in what could be one of Image's most inventive titles of the year. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - Newell Turner Jul 26, 2014

    I'm not sure at this point how Ellis's take on the character will incorporate any of the extant history, aside from reusing the characters. Fortunately, the debut issue didn't lean too heavily on the past, and I didn't feel like I was missing anything. Hopefully the rest of the series will be like that. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Capeless Crusader - Jesse Quick-Rincon Jul 24, 2014

    Certainly I will pick up the next issue just to see what this powerful creative duo will do next. If nothing else it's worth it just to see a "mature" book that actually translates to mature in its story telling form rather than obscene violence. Although not that this book couldn't use some obscene violence, I mean come on, it is Warren Ellis, after all. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jackie Henley Aug 5, 2014

    Overall, I'd keep reading out of sheer curiosity and the aesthetically pleasing frames. But first, lemme take a selfie. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Jul 28, 2014

    Supreme Blue Rose is an interesting read this week. It can be confusing in some spots and may need a second read, but its a fresh book. Warren Ellis doesnt disappoint very often and this title is off to a good start. The art of Tula Lotay is very stylistic and compliments the odd story. This is a pretty decent start to a book that will hopefully reveal more secrets and mysteries in the coming months. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Tres Dean Jul 24, 2014

    Ellis is, wisely, taking a completely fresh and new approach to the Supreme universe. The problem with this issue is that it's all setup. This may be necessary in the long run. Unfortunately, it makes for an interesting but not entirely engaging first issue. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Jul 22, 2014

    It's probably a good thing no one cares about this comic because all in all much like Trees Supreme Blue Rose has an interesting concept that it completely squanders with boring characters, horrible pacing, and no idea what to do with its ideas. Compound that with the terrible artistic decisions and the whole thing just feels like a messy rough draft someone turned in expecting a passing grade when really all you should do is pass it up and buy better comics. Read Full Review

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