Throwaways #1

Writer: Caitlin Kittredge Artist: Steven Sanders Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 6, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 8
7.6Critic Rating
5.7User Rating

1. A disposable asset, used for a single mission; 2. A disavowed assassin, meant to die alongside their target.

Abby Palmer and Dean Logan are two broken people-Abby a vet with severe PTSD and Dean a burnout trying to escape the shadow of his infamous father-when they are thrust into a modern-day MK-ULTRA conspiracy... and discover they are both ULTRA's human experiments.

  • 10
    Pop Culture Uncovered - belleburr Jul 6, 2016

    The writing had me hooked immediately. I was instantly immersed in the world of Throwaways and wondering what the hell was happening. There are at least two major twist in this first issue alone and clearly more to come. We get some nice establishing character moments for Dean and Abby as well as some very intriguing side characters who I predict will become very important going forward. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jul 5, 2016

    I had absolutely no expectations for this series, but it quickly and assuredly swept me off my feet. It's good storytelling via art, character, and pacing and should be at the top of your pull list this week. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Bounding Into Comics - C.W. Lyons Jul 10, 2016

    Throwaways #1 is a deeply engaging story that left me wanting more. The artwork and panel layouts are creative and unique. Sanders' artwork is just as entertaining to look at as Kittredge's story is to read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Amani Cooper Jul 8, 2016

    The art of Steven Sanders differs from other comics for its not so in your face colors. That isn't to say that the colors are dull, but it is a bit earthy and calm. Also, Sanders uses a bold outline to his art. It makes things stand out from the background well. The closer it is to the audience or "camera", the bolder the outline. Both of these things is something I like in certain books, and they both mesh well for this comic. Moreover, the backgrounds complete the image, but seem to be muted to keep it from distracting the foreground. There are a few things misplaced, like Dean's wound, but it something so small that you might not notice. Sure these things annoyed me in the past, however it doesn't seem like a too constant thing, so I'll let it go. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Claire Stevenson Jul 5, 2016

    Overall, Throwaways provides a fresh take on well-worn themes. Its exciting, fast-paced and intriguing. Pick it up; you wont be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Sep 3, 2016

    There is so much stuff going on in these first two issues and even though I don't have any idea where the story is going from here, I'm excited to see how Caitlin Kittredge fleshes out the characters. I have a lot of unanswered questions that I'm ready to see answered in the coming issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Florida Geek Scene - Brian Reed Aug 24, 2016

    To be frank, the only thing that could keep me away from more Throwaways is time and money. I'm already reading a LOT of comics every month… but if you have room for one more on your pull list and any interest in a modern military mystery with a dash of super hero thrown in, I really can't see why you wouldn't enjoy this book. Solid art, great story, and characters that stick with you right away, Throwaways kinda has it all. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Doom Rocket - Brandy Dykhuizen Jul 11, 2016

    You still might not know what the hell is going on or even who to root for by the end of the book, but Kittredge and Sanders make it so easy to get drawn into the action that the last page will definitely leave you dying for Throwaways #2. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Jul 7, 2016

    I have a lot of questions after reading this issue. We see a few references to Dean’s father, who is in prison. Why is he there? Does is have to do with Dean? Did Dean grow up without a dad? I’m really curious about his family, so I hope we get to see that. What about Kimiko? How did they meet? How long have they been together? Is Abby going to get between them? Why are so many people after Dean? There is so much to touch on, but the creative team will, I’m sure, make things a bit more understandable for us. For now, though, pick up this issue from your local comic shop, and keep up with this awesome story! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hctor A Jul 6, 2016

    The artist and letterer do some fantastic, inventive work on this issue and the writing did make me curious about where the series will go but I found some of the plot confusing, fleshing out the story with later issues should help with that. If you are interested in a story espionage and conspiracies, it's definitely worth your while. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Flickering Myth - Mark Allen Jul 7, 2016

    Overall, the team's impressive execution of their first issue elevates anoverdone premise to make Throwawaysa promising new series, with complex characters, engaging art and – most crucially – an itch to know what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Pastrami Nation - Art Macias Jul 10, 2016

    Give Throwaways a read, you wont be disappointed with either the art or the story. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Comicsverse - Chris Galvin Jul 7, 2016

    There is mystery here, and Caitlin Kittredge writes a solidscript. The issue asks some interesting questions: why do people want Abby and Dean dead? Was Abby part of a top-secret military program? Where did Dean get his powers? THROWAWAYS #1, however, doesn't quite leave the reader wanting to find out the answers to these questions. Hopefully #2 will be more effective in this regard. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Jul 17, 2016

    Throwaways felt like a story that will read better in a collected edition than in serialized issues. There were a lot of unresolved and disjointed scenes in this first issue and the “4 hours later” flash-forward that opened things up was not resolved in this issue. The story and characters just didn't click with me. I never developed a bond with either of the 2 main protagonists, and exited the issue not really caring what happens to either of them. Perhaps had I been able to keep going (in the TPB collection) this bond would have developed and I'd have gotten a better idea what was going on. As it was, this #1 issue failed to make me want to come back for more. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Jul 6, 2016

    This issue gives you every reason to come back for the next issue, but not in a good way. It does it in the way that it sets up numerous story-lines, numerous characters, and presents a lot of questions, but answers very little. I'll be back for the second issue because I don't feel like I learned anything about this storyline other than "somebody wants to capture this dude and kill that lady." At the end of the day that's all I got from this first issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Heroes Direct - Adam Fitch Jul 10, 2016

    We almost feel like the title of this comic,Throwaways, is what should be done with this issue. There's no basis for us to recommend this book to you, besides possibly the artwork and the potentially interesting storyline. We're massively into conspiracies, but there's just something missing – we'll grab issue #2 to see where it goes from there, it's hard to judge an entire series from one standalone installment. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Garcia Jul 7, 2016

    Interesting concept but with a generic and bland execution. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Graphic Policy - Ryan C. (trashfilmguru) Jul 9, 2016

    I have enough long-standing confidence in the writer and newly-discovered confidence in the artist to give this series another issue or two (although, to be honest, if it was a $3.99 book I'd probably cut tail and run right now), and if Maiko Kuzunishi's covers continue the "simple but effective" aesthetic on display this time out, that'll be another plus. So, yeah, Kittredge and Sanders are being thrown a rope from this reader/critic " but it's a pretty short one. I hope they'll both use it to pull themselves safely up on deck rather than hanging themselves with it. Read Full Review

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