Thumbs #1

Writer: Sean Lewis Artist: Hayden Sherman Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: June 5, 2019 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 10
8.8Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

Imagine someone like, say, Mark Zuckerberg created his own army of tech-obsessed teens and directed them to take on the government. What would the fallout be? Charley "Thumbs" Fellows is a member of just such an army. Poor and raised by the influential MOM app, he finds himself in the center of a war. The Social Network meets Blade Runner in this big event book from the team that brought you the hit series THE FEW!

  • 10
    AIPT - Ari Bard Jun 4, 2019

    A brilliant introduction to a world not far from our own that explores the very real loneliness and fear that come with digital connection. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicsverse - Ronnie Gorham May 24, 2019

    Overall, Lewis and Sherman look to have a hit on their hands with THUMBS #1. The story structure is very solid and the artistry Sherman provides is mesmerizing with each turn of the page. It's almost downright scary how close to reality the plot pinpoints. This is a comic you need to read. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Doom Rocket - Brendan Hodgdon May 9, 2019

    With Thumbs, Lewis & Sherman reclaim the heartbreaking core of cyberpunk with penetrating precision. As we cope with a world where tech giants implicitly harbor fascism and people stan for corporate brands, it's important to both acknowledge the dangers of those trends and interrogate what flaws in our social order led to them. Thumbs does that, and keeps the reader thinking about it long past this debut's last haunting panel. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Jun 5, 2019

    This isn't just a gamer saves the world scenario, but a terrifying dystopia where everyday technology is what is going to get you killed, even though it is the very thing that was supposed to promise freedom. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - C.K. Stewart Jun 6, 2019

    This week's debut explores murky questions about who can benefit most from technological advances, the often exploitative nature of that, and what happens when attitudes towards technology begin to swing too far in the other direction without having any answers to those questions beforehand. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Mateo Guerrero Jun 1, 2019

    Thumbs #1 presents a challenging picture of the future. It's one where social media and online gaming have been used to tear at the fabric of society. Our main character Thumbs is one of many kids caught up in a deadly machine led by a mad billionaire. Thumbs #1 offers a keen insight into those who slip between the cracks. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Ligeti Jun 6, 2019

    "Thumbs" #1 deserves two thumbs up! Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Outright Geekery - Christa Harader Jun 4, 2019

    "Thumbs" #1 packs a major punch for a first issue, with fine art and an intriguing concept. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Jun 5, 2019

    In an era where dystopian tales are far too easy to find, Thumbs still catches the eye with ease. Character work still takes centerstage, offering a compelling story however one engages with the concepts on display. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Jun 5, 2019

    A story like this is tricky. Lewis and Sherman are treading some very treacherous narrative territory. A dystopian story that is as politically charged as Thumbs DOES run the risk of veering off into preachy, hackneyed cautionary fiction. The first issue definitely delivers a promising opening to the series. It will remain to be seen if Lewis and Sherman can maintain this level of quality through the end of the year. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - Mark Scott Jun 6, 2019

    This is a fantastic first issue. It has tension and action, and has taken some familiar tropes and thrown a new spin on them. The characters are engaging and believable. Sean Lewis' writing is superb, Hayden Sherman's artwork is superb, and the combination of the two is superb. This is slated as a five issue run, but if the quality of their output continues to be this good, I'd sincerely like to see this become a much larger story. Read Full Review

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