The Light #1
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The Light #1

Writer: Nathan Edmondson Artist: Brett Weldele Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: April 14, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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The new series from the writer of OLYMPUS and the artist of THE SURROGATES. In Oregon, a mysterious virus infects anyone that looks into an electric light. An abusive father blindfolds his daughter and together they escape town as people are burning alive from the inside out. A fierce, action-packed and gritty tale of survival, THE LIGHT is 28 DAYS LATER meets 30 DAYS OF NIGHT.

  • 9.6
    Comic Book Bin - Leroy Douresseaux Apr 14, 2010

    Edmondson and Weldele are really good right out the box. The Light #1 is magic, a gripping, chilling tale that is ambitious and promises to be complex. But it is as simply devastating as a scary story can be. I hope #2 can live up to this opening. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comic Addiction - Chris Partin Apr 15, 2010

    Edmondson really provides strong characterization without really having to do a lot of narration or dialogue. I think that is true because of the amazing, and expressive art by Brett Weldele. Weldele, probably best known for his work on The Surrogates, really does a fabulous job with the art in this book. I’ve only seen his work The Surrogates, so I don’t have a lot of work to compare his progression as an artist, but I don’t think that’s necessary. This is a great looking book and I’m looking forward to seeing what Weldele will be doing as this series progresses. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Morgan Davis Mar 9, 2011

    Like the wonderfully weird, sorely underrated indie horror film Pontypool (which I urge you to check out), The Light is a story that will bore its way into your brain and keep you asking questions long after it ends. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    IGN - Andy Bentley Apr 14, 2010

    There is a very good chance that The Light could turn out to be a solid story. In the next four issues, the connection between Edmonson's written piece may come into focus and the story and characters will crescendo into a sight to behold. The problem is that comic readers are stingy and superstitious lot, so a first issue must reveal what will make a series great. The Light has a decent premise, but I'm still not drawn towards it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Chris Kiser Apr 16, 2010

    With four issues remaining, there is more than enough time for Edmondson to make good on his promise of an added dimension of meaning. If he accomplishes this, The Light stands a chance at becoming something memorable. If not, it at least features a fairly nifty core concept that could have formed the basis for a solid episode of Fringe or The X-Files. Read Full Review

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