The Last Mermaid #1
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The Last Mermaid #1

Writer: Derek Kirk Kim Artist: Derek Kirk Kim Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: March 13, 2024 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 1
8.8Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

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Series Premiere. A lone mermaid roams an endless wasteland on a quest beyond reason. To press ever onward, she must survive the interminable stretches between tiny pockets of water, the roaming bands of cybernetic cannibals, and the fearsome mutant beasts. What propels her forward to take such a risk?

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Christian Laspada Mar 6, 2024

    This fish-out-of-water saga offers a fresh, bold take on the mermaid genre with immersive world-building. Kim returns to the comic world with this stunning series filled with heart, adventure, and originality. Paired with gorgeous art and imaginative storytelling, this series promises to be a post-apocalyptic adventure you wont want to miss! Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    GWW - B Ferg Mar 5, 2024

    While The Last Mermaid #1 doesn't indicate what environmental disaster or human act lead to this outcome, it was enough to eliminate what once made up over 80% of our planet – water, water everywhere. Now, to survive The Last Mermaid is going to have to find more than a drop to drink. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Mar 7, 2024

    The art of The Last Mermaid #1 is beautiful and the setting imaginative. For a book of few words, we understand the initial stakes even if we don't know exactly what the situation is and how a mermaid is here in this place. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lotusland Comics - Hank Rea Mar 11, 2024

    Wow! What a gorgeous comic. Writer/artist/animator Derek Kirk Kim has created a simple but thoroughly captivating story. Images are so vibrant and moving that every panel looks like a still from an animated film. No wonder the 1st printing is sold out. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Mar 6, 2024

    Kims art is beautifully detailed and visually engrossing. I felt myself drawn into the world of this story visually and the visuals are brilliantly done. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    The Comicbook Dispatch - dragoncache Mar 6, 2024

    A mermaid and her pet roam a world that once belonged to us in The Last Mermaid #1. As they hunt for the water they need to survive, a cloaked figure without a face follows their progress in this mesmerizing and atmospheric debut. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Mar 6, 2024

    Derek Kirk Kim returns to comics with The Last Mermaid, and the debut issue is a reminder of the cartoonist's considerable talents. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Thomas Huls Mar 14, 2024

    The art by is truly stunning by Derek who is the creator, writer, and artist. The simple color tones used through issue one seems to be a perfect fit with his art.The dialog is minimal allowing the art to do the heavy lifting in issue one. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AmericanHealthcare Mar 6, 2024

    The square/magazine format probably wasn't necessary, but I can forgive it on the strength of the book. It's simple and straightforward, but the beautiful art and effective, if minimalist, storytelling come together nicely. The cute/tearjerking stuff feels a little cheap, but it's awfully well-executed. Guess I'll need to get some magazine-sized boards, because I want to read more.

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