That Texas Blood #1

Writer: Chris Condon Artist: Jacob Phillips Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: June 24, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 18
8.5Critic Rating
8.2User Rating


CRIMINAL colorist and first time solo artist JACOB PHILLIPS and writer CHRIS CONDON break onto the scene with a brand-new ongoing series! Like Paris, Texas gut-punched by No Country for Old Men, this mature neo-Western crime series kicks off when the search for a casserole dish leads to a dark and tense confrontation on Sheriff Joe Bob Coates' 70th birthday.

"CHRIS & JACOB pull off something remarkable here. A vivid and bright story that nails a thorough sense of foreboding and darkness. A shocking amount of talent for a duo so fresh to comics!" -CHIP ZDARSKY (SEX CRIMINALS, Daredevil)

  • 10
    Comics Bookcase - Jacob Cordas Jun 23, 2020

    That Texas Blood #1 is a smart and perfectly paced neo-western noir. Put on your favorite country album, pour two fingers of whiskey and enjoy this excellent experience. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Geek'd Out - Muriel Truax Jun 24, 2020

    Interestingly, That Texas Blood is the result of a long-time dream for Condon and Phillips, who initially conceptualized the story for film. For both writer and artist, this issue marks the beginning of their very own comic. Despite that Condon is from coastal New Jersey and Phillips is from the UK, they took an interest in Texas as the setting of their story out of appreciation for the way the location has inspired other neo-Western crime series. The result is an excellent comic, well worth reading. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Gabriel Hernandez May 27, 2020

    THAT TEXAS BLOOD #1 is a slow burn that packs a punch at the end. The writing builds tension almost to the breaking point, and the artwork convinces you there are 10 years of history behind every glance. This is a must read book for neo-Western fans. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Outright Geekery - Thomas Hulett Jun 24, 2020

    Compelling characters in a seemingly familiar world. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Jun 24, 2020

    That Texas Blood is a slow burning tale full of psychological tension and suggestions of supernatural suspense. It begins with the existential dread of an aging man and ends in senseless violence. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Jun 25, 2020

    That Texas Blood #1 is a fantastic debut crime comic from Chris Condon and Jacob Phillips. Phillips' art and colors are stylish and add extra feeling and tension to Condon's script. Together, they craft a world and protagonist that I want to know more about, and that's what you want out of a first issue. And as a cherry on top, they turn the casserole dish, which is ubiquitous in Southern culture, into an amazing MacGuffin. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Doom Rocket - Brandy Dykhuizen Jun 22, 2020

    The combination of Condon and Phillips is brilliant"instead of a one-two punch, it's a slow tug-of-war between internal and external forces. Phillips throws anticipation, anxiety, then terror at us while Condon reels us back in when we need it with some Sam Elliott-worthy measured speech and contemplative thoughts. It's a rare book in which I find myself genuinely drawn to the character's well-being as much as I am to the mysterious plot breadcrumbs Condon drops throughout. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Jun 3, 2020

    If you like No Country for Old Men then That Texas Blood #1 is right up your alley. I am not 100% sold just yet, just because the story just needed a little bit more of "catch". But it is good enough to keep me coming back for another issue. The art is splendidly well done and a great first look at Jacob Phillips' sequential work. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Robert Mammone Jun 28, 2020

    THAT TEXAS BLOOD #1 goes to the top of my monthly list of reads. A slow burn opener that reveals much about the main character through the wry interactions with his wife and the other people in the country, THAT TEXAS BLOOD #1 promises to be an entertaining, thrilling series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Mark Scott Jun 22, 2020

    If this is what Condon and Phillips are offering as their first issue I cannot wait to see what the rest of the series brings us! Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Jun 24, 2020

    That Texas Blood #1 marches into the same tone, themes, and genre explored in those seminal works and comfortably begins its own tale"one whose inspirations are clear, but still builds a narrative with its own intrigue and poignancy using that familiar language. It is promising, to say the least. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Sequential Planet - Marcus Orchard Jun 24, 2020

    While it mostly feels uneventful,That Texas Bloodis an interesting debut that is full of character. Fans of crime and western stories will want to check this one. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Jun 22, 2020

    If you are a fan of the genre, then That Texas Blood #1 may be a good fit for you. It has a decent foundation, but in isolation, it's hard to see what's going to be built on top of it and whether that'd be worth following. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Christa Harader Jun 29, 2020

    "That Texas Blood" #1 gets a little wordy a little quick, but offers enough intrigue to keep reading. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    ChrisContinues Jul 20, 2020

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    If last week’s comic, Not So Super, was a cool breeze on a warm day, then I suppose it only seems fitting this week’s comic, That Texas Blood, has left me feeling like I’ve been woken up from a relaxing dream by a bucket of ice water to the face. For everyone new to this series, Looking For Heroes is my attempt to force myself to find comic series and characters that, at the very least, I’ve never heard of so I can share it with others. The beginning of this series has covered two feel-good comics, but this week takes a turn down a long Texas road full of unease.

    The opening pages of Chris Condon and Jacob Phillip’s work set the table for the more

  • 7.5
    DDJamesB Jun 26, 2020

    Got this due to the cool cover. The story itself wasn't bad. It wasn't something that will blow you away either. The art is really good to look at and the world building was there but, it just didn't have that super interesting feeling. Im willing to stick with it to see where it goes. It has a lot of character and that's good enough for issue 1.

  • 7.0
    Liem Duong Jun 25, 2020

    Not a bad start, especially for a rookie duo such as Condon and Phillips. I hear this is Chris Condon's first book ever in the industry, so for his official start, it was good.

    Starting with the art, Phillips excellently captures the neo-Western lifestyle of Texas with his line work darkened with ink. The colors as well, while might seem amateur-ish on its own, really works in this crime oriented story. The colors are colored in different shades of of " pop ", you can really see the differences of light on each page if you look closely. You can even see like crayon style colors in his work.

    On to the story. It starts off with this typically Texan community thats close-knit. Condon really got down the dialogue that pe more

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