The Fix #1

Writer: Nick Spencer Artist: Steve Lieber Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: April 6, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 23 User Reviews: 25
9.0Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

A story of the crooked cops, scheming mobsters, and corrupt politicians that run things-and the sex toy that can bring them all down. Oh, and the hero is a drug-sniffing beagle named Pretzels. Bad people do bad things to each other in this frenetic, outrageous, sometimes off-putting new caper! If you liked classic crime comics like CRIMINAL and 100 Bullets we apologize in advance for letting you down!

  • 10
    Flickering Myth - Emma Withington Apr 7, 2016

    While irreverent The Fix #1 isintelligently craftedandcontains arelentless energywhich carries you along for the ride, whether you like it or not, and is compulsive until the entire issue has been devoured. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Kieran Fisher Apr 7, 2016

    Overall, this is yet another winner from this fantastic duo and an essential read for fans of crime fiction. It looks set to the best one in quite some time. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicsverse - Marco Cunalata May 11, 2016

    This is by far one of the most entertaining off-beat police comics out today. When you have strong characters, a fun story, great humor, and amazing art you have an one of a kind comic that only Image Comics can provide. Pick up THE FIX if you're looking for something new and different. It's like LETHAL WEAPON; only, it's better. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lizard Lounge - Neil Bason Apr 7, 2016

    A truly stellar opening issue to what could be one of the most entertaining comics of recent years. Equal parts witty, brutal and...weird, Donovan I'm looking at you, The Fix is flexing some serious muscle. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Apr 5, 2016

    The Superior Foes of Spider-Man was a surprise hit, but The Fix #1 isn't just going to take you by surprise - it's just going to make you laugh your ass off. Nick Spencer, Steve Lieber and Ryan Hill have struck raunchy gold here with this new Image Comics debut and they confidently show that that weird little book about Spider-Man villains wasn't just a one-hit wonder. The Fix has it all; compelling yet morally corrupt characters, a hilarious script, and more than a few visual gags that are sure to reward repeat readers. Bottom line, you need The Fix, whether you know it or not. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Critical Blast - Mike Maillaro Apr 14, 2016

    If you are here looking for a gritty crime story, you are probably going to be disappointed. But there are plenty of books where you can find that, like Criminal, The Tithe, and Seduction of the Innocent. Spencer takes things in a very different direction, and the result is one hell of a unique comic. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick Apr 7, 2016

    With its incredibly funny subversive sense of humor and bold visual style, The Fix #1 gets the rare perfect ten from this reviewer. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Pauly D Apr 6, 2016

    Spencer and Artist Steve Lieber have created the perfect crime noir comic, with no protagonist but an extremely charismatic anti-hero in Roy. Spencer deftly mixes hardcore action with laugh out loud humor that make the pages fly through your fingertips. The backstory to Roy's current lifestyle is so fluid and makes so much sense, I stopped to wonder, why didn't I think of that? Mac is nothing but a fat party animal who doesn't even bother to change the gaudy floral shirt that he wore to the robbery of the nursing home while investigating the same crime. We are also treated in the center of the story to one of the most epically disturbing bar conversations that a comic has ever produced.The Fix #1is a fantastic pilot issue which already has me wishing for a premium cable/Netflix series. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Kliq Nation - Timdogg Apr 6, 2016

    I haven't LOL'd so much reading a comic in a long time. The Fix is set to be one of my favorite series of 2016. Nick Spencer and Steve Lieber's collaboration is a true partnership. Spencer's words wouldn't have the same impact without Lieber's ability to display comedic acting in his art. The Fix is crooked cops and politicians looking for the next score, and the only thing that can stop them is a drug sniffing dog. Comedy gold! Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Apr 7, 2016

    This is one of the best comic books I’ve read this week. It’s so smooth, steadily paced, and silly. There is a lot of humor in it, even if the main characters’ mission proves to be one of the direst. I’m stoked to see what happens to these guys. They’re in one tough situation, and I have no idea how they’re going to make it out—but I can’t wait to find out! Read Full Review

  • 10
    All-Comic - Alex Mansfield Mar 30, 2016

    The Fix #1 is easily some of the smartest low-brow youll ever read. More than just jokes, its also speaking to the idea of feeling like the constant runner-up in a world thats completely rigged against the little guyeven if said little guy is also just a legit bad guy. And kind of a loser. Also, not that smart. The people on top? Theyre a bunch of kombucha swilling, yuppie gangsters or a pack of millennial hot shot computer nerds hacking Target. The worlds changing and even crime isnt what it used to be. Irreverent, genuine, absurd, and familiar, it all builds to one of the best final page setups youll likely read all year. Spencer, Lieber, Hill, and Shaw are a creative team working in rhythmic synchronicity to deliver a modern day burlesque of a crime story replete with bingo framed armed robbery, taint carving, mime attacks, and illegal battlebot betting rings. So yeah, go get your fix. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Kalem Lalonde Apr 6, 2016

    The Fix #1 is a remarkable debut from the funniest creative team working in comics today. Spencer and Lieber create the funniest comic of the year with a fantastic and unique protagonist. This is a comic where two creators take something we’ve seen before and sign their personalities all over it. This is a rare story about crooked cops that feels, largely because of Spencer and Lieber’s distinct vision, fresh and new. Both artist and writer are obviously injecting mountains of passion in this comic that simply oozes off the page. The Fix #1 is a delightful and engaging read that no fans of comedy, or even comics, should miss out on. Read Full Review

  • 10
    We The Nerdy - Dennis Burns Apr 8, 2016

    I'm giving this issue a perfect score because as I looked at the “cons” list, I couldn't think of one. As soon as I started reading this comic and I realized how much I had missed the Spencer/Lieber collaboration, I was grinning from ear to ear. While the set-up isn't the most original thing in the world, the execution and humor of the idea is well worth the price of admission. This comic deserves to live well past 17 issues, so please buy a copy anddo your part to support “funny-books” that are actually funny. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Bounding Into Comics - Brad Vought May 16, 2016

    It's easy to feel invested in the fate of our lead characters, and even easier to be sucked into The Fix #1. A refreshing new offering from Image Comics that, if this level of storytelling and character development continue, will most certainly engage readers in a light-hearted, laugh-heavy journey through the uber violent underbelly of Los Angeles organized crime. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Nikki Sherman Apr 7, 2016

    While, even after writing these thoughts down, I'm still conflicted about the general narrative of the story, I trust in these creators to bring it around to a meaningful point that doesn't miss the mark. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Capeless Crusader - Jeremy Radick May 12, 2016

    With Spencer and Lieber at the tops of their game and in their grimy wheelhouse, The Fix #2 is a hilarious and absurd crime story chock full of great characters and twists and turns. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    PopOptiq - Anthony Spataro Apr 6, 2016

    The Fix #1 has a lot going on in its first issue, revealing the dilemma that Roy and Mac have gotten themselves into amongst all the mayhem through flashbacks of the past, to characters like Donovan (whom puts a capital D in debauchery), Josh and Internal Affairs officer Sheryl Malone, it is easily understood that there is little room for purity in this day and age. The humourous approach to The Fix may not be for everyone (one would run out of a bar of soap to clean these characters' mouths before the half way point) but the dark, edgy, slanderous language works with the fact that nearly everyone involved has at least one hand in someone else's pocket. Though the creative team is tackling a subject matter with a tongue firmly in cheek, it is rather fitting and timely to question the morality of those deemed decent, upstanding individuals, and perhaps the language attributed to those upholding the law is in real need of a proper fix. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Apr 8, 2016

    Spencer and Lieber push "The Fix" #1 into a unique space, stuffing the comic full of well-characterized crooks and creating a pair of likeable leads who stay just one step ahead of getting what's coming to them. The success of the book lies in making readers hope that the hammer doesn't come down on them too hard. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Wayne Hall Apr 10, 2016

    Nick Spencer takes a break from two Captain America titles to explore the other side. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Doom Rocket - Brandy Dykhuizen Apr 8, 2016

    Between Josh and a drug sniffing pup named Pretzels, our heroes have their hands full. They're caught between a gluten-free rock and a furry, cuddly hard place. The Fix is a hilarious book depicting what we've all suspected about L.A. " that crime rules, those who succeed got where they are out of sheer luck, and that anyone who makes their own kale chips is probably fueled by deeply-seeded, taint-carving sadism. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Alice W. Castle Apr 7, 2016

    All in all, "The Fix" #1 is a damn fine comic. It's not the best comic you'll ever read, but it's funny and if you've been hankering for more crime hijinks in the style of "Superior Foes Of Spider-Man" then it's definitely going to be for you. The increased page count for $3.99 does make it seem more worth it, but the longer issue makes for a more unwieldy structure and the story often gets buried under comedic diatribes. Hopefully a more reigned in scope with subsequent issues can alleviate that as Nick Spencer and Steve Lieber definitely make a good first impression with despicable characters with that are somehow still funny and perfectly crafted visual comedy. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Slackjaw Punks - Iron Squid Apr 6, 2016

    The Fix #1, didn't Fix me up, *gets hit with a tomato* until the very end. There isn't much structure except going in and explaining that the two cops are crooked and that's pretty much it with this book. However, if you're into cop comedy with a slice of crime, then this book is for you. But I do recommend reading it until the end..then I know you'll be hooked. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Bastards - Austin Lanari Apr 6, 2016

    If that's the case, then the book is even more problematic than I'm suggesting. If I'm supposed to be reviled by the main character to that degree, then The Fix is a series dedicated to humanizing and making light of a guy (a lot of light, mind you; making supernova of the motherfucker) who looks up to murderous cops. It's one thing to lampoon something. It's another thing to make a morally damaging aspect of our society the centerpiece of your work only to shrug at it in order move on to twenty pages of what amount to fart jokes juxtaposed with scenes of torture. Read Full Review

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