Twig #1

Writer: Skottie Young Artist: Kyle Strahm Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: May 4, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 43
8.8Critic Rating
9.0User Rating


Eisner Award-winning I HATE FAIRYLAND and MIDDLEWEST writer SKOTTIE YOUNG and artist KYLE STRAHM (SPREAD, UNEARTH) come together for an all-new epic fantasy/adventure miniseries!

It's the first day of Twig's new job as a journeyer on a JEFF SMITH's Bone-esque quest to save a The Dark Crystal/Labyrinth-style world. Join our hesitant hero for an inspiring and imaginative tale of hope, heartache, and determination to overcome insurmountable odds!

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jan 1, 1970

    Twig is so refreshing because it doesn't feel like anything else on comic shelves these days. While it's only slated for five issues, if the first issue is just a sample, it's hard to imagine there won't be a demand for more Twig comics. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bookcase - Anna Bailey Apr 22, 2022

    Skottie Young is adept at imaginative world-building, and his new story, Twig, sees him teaming with artist Kyle Strahm to deliver an interesting book that will appeal to all adventure and fantasy fans. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Geek'd Out - Cameron Kieffer May 4, 2022

    Young and Strahm bring their mutual storytelling sensibilities together in a merger that exploits both creators' strengths in all the best ways. Youngs voice and storytelling prowess is evident in every panel, while Strahms illustrations are just perfect for this type of story. To paraphrase the song Colors of the Wind, every rock, tree, and creature has a life, a spirit, and a name. Theres a remarkable sense of continuity from one setting to the next, and theres often a subtle creepiness that hints at a darkness resting just below the surface. His artwork is complemented by colorist Jean-Francois Beaulieus extraordinary pallet, and the lettering by Nate Piekos adds to the books delightfully strange personality. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu May 6, 2022

    The art of Twig gives it the feeling of a Saturday morning cartoon and it fits so well into the story.  Strahms art has a dynamic feel that will keep readers moving forward and feeling as though they are on the journey with Twig and Splat.  All in all, the style and colors fit the light tone of the story and amplify the fantastical within this new world. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Tito W. James Apr 12, 2022

    Twig takes readers on an adventure with charming characters in a lush fantasy world we can't wait to explore. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally May 4, 2022

    Strahm delivers some brilliantly composed and beautiful fantasy landscapes in this issue. The world of these characters is unique, distinctive and visually engaging. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke May 3, 2022

    Twig #1 is a good start to a brand new fantasy world that readers of any age can appreciate and get lost in. Younger readers may love it a tad more since Twig is a little bit of a mystery at this juncture, but there's enough here to make you come back for issue #2. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder May 4, 2022

    Young and Strahm play off each other wonderfully, and the end result is a strong start to a world that can stand proudly next to its nominal predecessors/influences of Bone and The Dark Crystal. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Matthew Sardo Apr 14, 2022

    TWIG #1 is a fun original idea and displays how far comic books have come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Evan Valentine May 4, 2022

    Twig #1 takes some big swings and for the most part, it hits them out of the park, primarily allowing its stunning artwork to do the heavy lifting and introducing bold new concepts on every page. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett May 4, 2022

    Twig #1 is a cute and fun start to the series. The designs are fantastic and while opening feels a bit short, it's definitely enough to get readers to want to come back. Again, my issue is that it's a monthly release. The opening hints to me this might have been a stronger read as either a graphic novel or extended/oversized issues. We'll see if that plays out but it's a world I want to explore more of with creatures I want to hug and hang out with. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff May 4, 2022

    The darkness in the issue isnt horrifying. Twig is unlikely to become gruesome or grotesque. It serves to further define the cuteness of the characters in the foreground. Lowering death into the frame on the final page suggests that theres going to be more than a little menace for the little blue guy and his glow-able roommate. Young is easing into the darkness, though. There is quite a lot of room for the unexpected on the course of the four remaining issues of the series.  Read Full Review

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