The Few #1

Writer: Sean Lewis Artist: Hayden Sherman Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: January 18, 2017 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 11
7.8Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

Critically lauded writer and playwright SEAN LEWIS follows up the cult favorite SAINTS with his newest book THE FEW. Teaming with red-hot artist HAYDEN SHERMAN for a LIMITED MAXI-SERIES, THE FEW combines Mad Max action with a Station Eleven sensibility in this sci-fi series for mature readers. In a dystopian future, two survivalist brothers stumble across an unlikely sight: a woman asleep in the woods holding nothing but a gun and a baby wearing a gas mask. As these boys begin to embark on helping this woman, betrayals, secrets, and revolutions abound in the fight for what's left of America.

  • 10
    All-Comic - Matthew Strackbein Jan 15, 2017

    Great first issue, and just what the market needs; a well thought out story with artwork that will make you want more and more and more. Image does it again, and by that we mean they keep providing genuine artists with a platform to showcase their work. The standards improvealmost everytime a new series launches, but The Few is going togive every other creator an all-new bar to reach. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicsverse - Dana Kurzner Jan 19, 2017

    THE FEW #1 is a nonstop thrill ride with an intriguing universe and mysterious characters. With gorgeous art and a unique look at post-apocalyptic America, this is a series you won't want to miss. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jan 18, 2017

    This is the sci-fi thriller that pushes the boundaries of storytelling in comics. It's a reminder this medium has its advantages and The Few capitalizes on them to make any fan of storytelling prick up their ears. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Erik Goodrich Jan 8, 2017

    It does come with a $4.99 price, but honestly,The Few may be the best possible way for you to spend $5, especially being an extended page run than a normal monthly title. I grew up on the Mad Max trilogy, and always loved the genre, andThe Few is a very welcome addition to it. I knew next to nothing about the title when I started it, and now I'm fully committed and cannot wait to see where this story takes us and more about the world as a whole. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Jan 18, 2017

    Tour de force is a phrase that is often over used when when writing about media. But goddamn, The Few #1 really deserves it. Its dedication to visual storytelling alone makes it incredible–its exactly what a comic should be. And it deserves tons of praise for that. Im definitely along for the ride with this one. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    All-Comic - Alex Mansfield Aug 20, 2017

    The Few is as dense as it is dactylic. It is also one of the best comics you can experience this year or any other; and make no mistake, you don't simply read this book, you experience it. When our world feels as morally asunder as it does these days, works like The Few become more than mere commentary, they feel like necessary explorations and challenges. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Jan 23, 2017

    The Few is a gripping post-apocalyptic tale with dynamite artwork to match.  It instantly drops you into this story, keeping you guessing at every page turn.  We don't know what caused the world to reach such dire straits, but in a way, it doesn't matter.  Right now it's all about survival and how this handful of characters is going to get by. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - benchoward Jan 17, 2017

    The Few #1 suffers from issues of pacing and vagueness, but the moody art and social relevancy of the story offers a promising start to an exciting new entry in the dystopian genre. I highly recommend it for those that want more relevant, unique fiction in their weekly buy piles. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Jan 18, 2017

    The Few #1 Conclusion: The Few #1is a fantastic first issue that sets up a new world and characters wonderfully all in one issue. The cliffhanger ending is perfect for this series and something that will have the reader coming back. Sherman's scratchy pencil styling and dark muted colors really set the tone and mood for the series. While Lewis plots an intriguing story that will have readers on their toes for the next few issues. While The Few does seem from a first glance a “basic” dystopian American future story, Lewis and Sherman prove that they have some tricks up their sleeves and that you need to pay attention to this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Nate Charles Jan 21, 2017

    I think my biggest complaint with The Few is how much story was actually presented over its page count for the price tag it carries. However, this sort of decompression has become fairly commonplace in comics over the past decade, so it's not going to particularly dissuade me from coming back for issue two. If you're looking a gritty science-fiction thriller, I think you'd be doing yourself a favor by at least checking it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Fabienne Payet Jan 18, 2017

    The art in this comic is very minimalistic, the only color being used is red for key moments, blood and goggles set in masks. It draws the eye to the detail of the action and demands the attention of the reader in an interesting fashion. The art seems a tad crude, unfinished and raw but it suits the tone of the comic. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GWW - Spfcdwhite Jan 17, 2017

    The Few has all the makings of a riveting series filled with post-apocalyptic danger, secrets, and betrayal. I am most excited to see the developing conflict between The Palace and the mysterious rebel group, the Remainder States of America and what this potential war could mean for our characters and America as a whole. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Patrick Healy Jan 19, 2017

    Patrick Healy makes pins, writes stories and distracts people from working. Check out more of his work here. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Jan 20, 2017

    In the vein of Mad Max: Fury Road, The Few is a fast-paced thrills ride that keeps dialogue brief and the action heavy, but unlike Fury Road doesn't have a story which instantly grabs hold and refuses to let you go, even in this oversized issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - Andrew McGlinn Jan 18, 2017

    In general, while I wasnt totally blown away by it, I really did enjoy The Few. There is a definite potential there, and with the promise of many more twists and turns in future issues I will say only this: If they are anything like the reveal on the final panel then this series is  definitely going to turn into something special. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Jonathan Edwards Jan 18, 2017

    Overall, The Few #1 was good, but it wasn't really hooking me. That is, until I got to the last page. I'd still hesitate to use the word "hook", but when I read that, it changed my entire expectation for the direction of the story. I don't want to overhype it, but I'm definitely going to check out issue two because of it. If you're into post-apocalyptic stuff, you'll probably get a solid kick out of this. If, like me, you're not really, I'd say you could check it out if you want, but you really don't have to. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Bleeding Cool - Eliot Cole Jan 19, 2017

    As I say, it's a real shame, because I like the premise, and the art (to a degree), but I feel nothing for anyone in it. Perhaps that will come with some more character building. I know I'll definitely read book two (and will try to review) but this would be a hard recommendation from me, here. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - nylahtb Jan 17, 2017

    Definitely not a huge fan of this story... Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Gizmo Feb 5, 2017

    I'm not entirely clear about what set the bad guy off. The action is the main draw for the book, although some panels are hard to decipher due to the highly stylized artwork. The Few #1 is not bad, but I see no indications that this will bring anything new to the table for the post-apocalypse genre

    + LikeComments (3)
  • 8.0
    FT Metler Jan 22, 2017

    Took a couple reads for me - but ultimately I enjoyed it.

  • 8.0
    CelebrityButts Jan 26, 2017

    Really inventive art work and story telling. Can be at times a bit confusing as to what's happening, but there's something to be said for that being an interesting part of the experience. I feel like I need to reread it a few times, but I felt like it was a great start. Let's see for issue 2! The bad guys are pretty heinous.. mad max in the snow without a cheesey male lead. Reminds me of cormac McCarthy's Road.

  • 8.0
    Spock's Brain Feb 3, 2017

    I enjoyed this issue for the most part. In all, there is not a lot to the story so far, despite the extra pages, but I am intrigued enough to continue. The art style was different and I liked it a lot, though I did get lost in the action somewhat. Good first issue.

  • 7.0
    Mister Bungle Jan 18, 2017

    Comic shows promise, but has room for growth.

  • 9.5
    ComicRelief Jan 20, 2017

  • 9.0
    BLANkCCr Jan 22, 2017

  • 8.5
    Veido Jan 22, 2017

  • 7.0
    Haand Jan 23, 2017

  • 6.5
    Nobodyisemo Mar 26, 2017

  • 6.0
    Sayrus Feb 24, 2017

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