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The One Hand #1

Writer: Ram V Artist: Laurence Campbell, Lee Loughridge Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: February 7, 2024 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 11
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Mini-Series Premiere. Neo Novena detective Ari Nasser is about to retire with an enviable record, until a brutal murder occurs, bearing all the hallmarks of the "One Hand Killer"... which should be impossible, since Ari already put him away not once, but twice in the years before. What follows is a deadly cat-and-mouse game as Ari pursues his quarry down the rain-soaked streets of Neo Novena. Ari will stop at nothing to unravel the secrets and ciphers of this case, but each revelation only leads further into the dark heart of his future-metropolis and Ari's own beleaguered soul. Grippingly written by award-winning writer Ram V with hauntingly more

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Kevin Rossi Feb 7, 2024

    The One Hand #1 is a fantastic first issue from start to finish. The creative team is doing something great here and readers should be excited. Readers may notice that there is a companion series that will coincide with The One Hand. The Six Fingers will release later this month, written by Dan Watters and art by Sumit Kumar with Lee Loughridge, Aditya Bidikar, and Tom Muller continuing from The One Hand. Both writers are two of the best writers working in comics today, so this feels pretty special. Readers are in for something great. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    The Comicbook Dispatch - dragoncache Feb 7, 2024

    After a long and storied career, a retiring detective leaps back into the fray to solve the case that made and plagued his career in The One Hand #1. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 7, 2024

    Campbell delivers fantastic art in the issue that brilliantly captures the film noir elements of the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Mark Tweedale Feb 22, 2024

    I am thoroughly intrigued "The One Hand #1. The nature of its concept demands a comic that the reader should want to read more than once, and the way the story is told, the way it challenges the reader to think about what they're seeing, the creative team have absolutely succeeded. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Feb 5, 2024

    Ram V, Laurence Campbell, and Lee Loughridge craft a fascinating detective noir story that you don't want to stop reading after opening the first page of The One Hand #1. Everything from the vibe of the world to how Detective Ari Nasser is written gets you invested in the "One Hand Killer case. This is a comic book not to miss out on picking up. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jan 29, 2024

    At its core, this is a story about a person whose entire purpose in life is being challenged for the third time. The hook of the mystery paired with a guy with nothing to lose will have you coming back for more. The One Hand is an extremely dark, melancholic, and violent mystery, smartly blending sci-fi and horror. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Brant Lewis Feb 7, 2024

    However, The One Hand does not exist in a vacuum and co-exists with The Six Fingers by Dan Watters and Sumit Kumar, which serves as a sister series focusing on the killer. This decision provides a fascinating opportunity where not only is the killer's identity known, but it also makes the mystery more about how Ari will discover the killer and capture him. Ram and Laurence provide an original and suspenseful mystery you want to take advantage of.  Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jamie Lovett Feb 7, 2024

    The One Hand #1 proves a dark and deeply satisfying introduction to Neo Novena, a setting shared with The One Hand's upcoming sister series, The Six Fingers, in a Rashomon-style retelling of the same story from multiple perspectives and with different creative teams. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Feb 10, 2024

    The One Hand #1 is a solid detective focused crime comic but doesn't really do anything you haven't seen before. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Jonathan Cadotte Feb 10, 2024

    The One Hand #1 is a solid detective focused crime comic but doesn't really do anything you haven't seen before. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Nimesh Feb 25, 2024

    The One Hand and The Six Fingers are innovative and experimental comics that challenge the conventions and expectations of the medium.
    The series are designed to be read separately or together, as each one contains clues and Easter eggs for the other, creating a rich and immersive narrative experience. The writers craft a complex and compelling mystery that explores themes of identity, memory, and fate. The artists create a stunning and atmospheric visual style that captures the mood and tone of the story.
    They are a must-read for fans of noir, sci-fi, and crime fiction.

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  • 10
    SinceAge7 Feb 9, 2024

    Interested to see where this goes

  • 9.0
    DDJamesB Feb 13, 2024

    Good start for this series. Not super original, but did a good job of telling its story and made me care.

  • 9.0
    derbycomics Feb 7, 2024

    Detective Ari Nasser is on the cusp of retirement when a brutal murder rocks Neo Novena. The victim bears the chilling signature of the "One Hand Killer," a notorious criminal Ari put away twice before. But the killer shouldn't be possible. This throws Ari back into the shadows, determined to unravel the truth and confront the demons of his past.

    Ram V's plot is intriguing, leaving you guessing what's happening and wanting to find out more — about the current crime, the past crimes, and Ari himself. It's a really wonderful set up for a debut issue by Ram V.

    The glimpses of Neo Novena's dystopian society are intriguing, with hints of social unrest and a looming sense of unease. The world feels lived-in and ripe for fu more

  • 8.0
    fzanca Feb 13, 2024

    I wish there was a bit more futuristic tidbits since it's quite obvoiously a throwback to Blade Runner, but overall I thought the story worked pretty well. The main character is intersting and, though we don't know much about the killer at this point, the mystery is provoking nonetheless. Let's see where it goes.

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