The Sacrificers #1

Writer: Rick Remender Artist: Dave McCaig Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: August 2, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 17
8.8Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

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Tomorrow is a harmonious paradise thanks to five families who make everything perfect...for the price of one child per household. Now, as that bill comes due, a son expected to give everything for a family that never loved him and an affluent daughter determined to destroy utopia must unite to end one generation's unnaturally protracted reign.
New York Times-bestselling writer RICK REMENDER (LOW, DEADLY CLASS, Uncanny X-Force) joins forces with superstar MAX FIUMARA (Amazing Spider-Man, FOUR EYES, Lucifer) to take you through the dark science fiction world of THE SACRIFICERS!

  • 10
    COMICON - Anton Kromoff Jul 25, 2023

    The Sacrificers is set in a weird world full of strange creatures with a wild setup that has unanswered questions piled high like mountains… but it's off to an absolutely fantastic start! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Aug 3, 2023

    So, the opening issue looks really good. There is clearly a lot of world-building to be done over the course of the series. Remender is taking his time with it. The world rests in the background as the drama of these two families gradually finds its way to the page. So much is seen through the eyes of the two children, even as they are clearly given smaller corners of the narrative at the beginning of a hopefully long and satisfying serial. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comical Opinions - Gabriel Hernandez Aug 2, 2023

    THE SACRIFICERS #1 is a shockingly deep, heartbreaking, whimsical tale about the domestic troubles of a father who happens to be a god, and the painful struggles of a farming father bound by service to the gods. You could spend days unpacking the layers of meaning and messages in Remenders emotionally deep story, and Fiumaras art is heart-achingly good. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Geek'd Out - Cameron Kieffer Aug 2, 2023

    Its been a while since Ive had a book stick with me likeThe Sacrificershas. Needless to say, its going to be a loooong wait for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Aug 2, 2023

    :The Sacrificers #1 excels in presenting a brutal and violent world that paradoxically holds an underlying layer of beauty. Remender's adeptness at transporting readers into such captivating and ruthless landscapes is evident once again. This issue lays a strong foundation for what promises to be an enthralling series with much more to discover and ponder in the tumultuous land of Tomorrow. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Gonkbonk - Javier Reyes Aug 3, 2023

    Creators Rick Remender and Max Fiumara take us into a unique fantasy world that's both beautifully whimsical and mercilessly brutal. We can't wait to see more of how this captivating story unfolds. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Aug 1, 2023

    With Remender and Fiumara at the helm, this series has the potential to cement itself alongside the Sagas and Black Sciences of this world in terms of A+ science fiction comics. With a few thinly-veiled allusions of what's still to come in the post-comic notes, this is a truly fantastic start to a new series that I cannot recommend highly enough. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Aug 7, 2023

    Years have passed, and now it is time for the harvest the sacrifice of a child. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Collier Jennings Aug 2, 2023

    The Sacrificers #1 delivers a unique fantasy world as well as the kind of high-concept character work fans have come to expect from Rick Remender. Yes it might leave you with questions, but it'll also have you patiently awaiting the next issue for answers. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Manzo Aug 7, 2023

    Hard to argue that this opening issue shouldn't be in a fantasy reader's hands when they check out. While the main plot is still a mystery, there's something significant coming. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Aug 2, 2023

    Fiumara delivers some beautiful and wonderfully immersive art throughout the issue. The worlds of these characters shine and dazzle the eye. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Nerd Initiative - martystoked Aug 2, 2023

    Overall this first issue does a great job exploring the characters and building out the world around them. Throughout this issue I felt conflicted about some of the characters based on their actions. Part of the issue was I was completely against them and but then towards the end I almost understood their reasoning for their actions. In the end I was left with more questions than answers and I am excited to see where this story goes! Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Aug 2, 2023

    In taking its time The Sacrificers #1 proves to be an excellent introduction to the ambition contained in any high fantasy saga worth its salt. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jul 31, 2023

    The world building done by Rick Remender and Max Fiumara through what appears to be our two leads for The Sacrificers #1 is handled well. It's a world you're experiencing through these leads rather than being given a dictionary of a mythology explained to you. Continuing this direction will make future issues even better than this debut as we discover more about The Sacrificers world. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Aug 2, 2023

    The Sacrificers #1 introduces an intriguing world and potential concept but the first issue really lacks a “why” of it all. It teases what's to come and lacks context of what's presented. As is, it's a piece of the bigger puzzle. This one might be better read as a collection than individual issues. Read Full Review

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