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Syphon #1

Writer: Patrick Meaney, Mohsen Ashraf Artist: Jeff Edwards, John Kalisz Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 21, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 1
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When a fast-living EMT is entrusted with the power to sense and siphon pain from others, Sylas is presented with a new purpose: to ease the misery of those around him. But the more he uses this gift, the more it curses him with carrying the burdens of others' pain. And it soon attracts the attention of mysterious forces who covet the power for themselves, forcing Sylas to decide whether he will continue his mission or revert to his old ways.

Comic book documentarian PATRICK MEANEY (Grant Morrison: Talking With Gods, The Image Revolution) teams up with artist JEFF EDWARDS (G.I. Joe) with a story by MOHSEN ASHRAF for a creator-owned no more

  • 10
    BGCP - Michael Lennox Jul 22, 2021

    Most comics use empaths as background characters for the “big guns” to use when needed, but here we see the real power that emotions and unburdening people can accomplish. It will be interesting to see how the other two issues in this mini-series keep this momentum Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    GWW - B Ferg Jul 20, 2021

    Syphon # 1, written by Patrick Meaney and Mohsen Ashraf, is a brilliantly crafted story. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Graphic Policy - christopher scott author Jul 21, 2021

    Syphon #1 is a good start mixing a few genres and delivering nice artwork. It's a debut that does an excellent job of teasing what's to come through the artwork and giving us a quick run-through of the burden that gets our main character to the next part of his journey. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Geek'd Out - Michael Thao Jul 21, 2021

    With great power comes great responsibility. It's an age old adage that even the most general of comicbook fans understand, yetSyphon manages to craft an insightful story nonetheless. By simplifying the means (literally just absorbing someone's misery for yourself) and grounding the characters, Syphon finds new complexities. There are a couple issues with pacing and clarity, but the creators behindSyphonhave an otherwise solid grasp on their story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jan 1, 1970

    Theres potential here, but the rush to tell the story sucks out some of the fun of establishing this new character and his world. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBook.com - Evan Valentine Jul 21, 2021

    Syphon is worth checking out if you're looking to see how comics can be their own style of unique art work. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Sequential Planet - Alex Clark-McGlenn Jul 20, 2021

    A rather convoluted first issue with some dazzling art. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    neilbreen Jul 24, 2021

    It's an interesting premise, but the pacing is ridiculously off. The romance is horribly written and completely unnecessary, and the art tries to be trippy and creative, but is often just confusing.

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