Underground #1
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Underground #1

Writer: Jeff Parker Artist: Steve Lieber Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: September 23, 2009 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 7
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As WHITEOUT readies to hit theaters worldwide, artist STEVE LIEBER returns to the adventure genre with a new thriller, pairing with acclaimed writer JEFF PARKER (AGENTS OF ATLAS, EXILES)! Park Ranger and avid caver Wesley Fischer is on a one-woman mission to stop Stillwater Cave from being turned into a tourist trap, but public opinion is not on her side. When locals begin blasting in the cave, Wes and a fellow ranger investigate - and a confrontation spirals into a deadly chase deep under the Kentucky mountains!

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Andre Lamar Aug 20, 2009

    At the end of the day, Underground executes one of the most realistic concepts Ive seen in a comic. This unique comic is certainly worth the money and it will be interesting to see how the next four issues of this mini-series progress. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Sep 28, 2009

    One has to give parker a lot of credit for this script, as he's been building his reputation in the comics industry for years on fantastic fiction, and especially with some playful, light super-hero storytelling at Marvel Comics. Underground represents a significant shift in tone and subject matter for the writer, demonstrating a greater depth and range on his part. I have to admit, I can understand why he teamed with Lieber for this project, as in some ways, Underground has quite a few traits in common with Whiteout. Both feature an unusual locale, a small community and a female protagonist in a position of authority. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Comic Addiction - Michael Smith Jul 14, 2009

    I feel bad looking back thinking that this book wasn’t going to be something I checked out. Great writing, strong character development, good art, and a story worth reading is always something that I am in the mood to check out and Underground delivers. For those that were on the fence or might have missed this one I suggest you give it a second thought and check this book out – it is worth your time and money. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Sep 22, 2009

    This book may not be on the top of your pull list, but you should do yourself a favor and check it out at least. You can even give yourself a peek at the book for free on the "Underground" site. This may only be the first twenty percent of the story, but it establishes the characters boldly and drops us into the situation alongside them. Parker and Lieber have got me hooked and waiting for more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Sep 26, 2009

    Jeff Parker proves he can relate a story that does not involve super-heroes. He shows that he can use themes aimed at an adult audience to evolve a mature story that's as compelling as his outstanding work in the Marvel Adventures titles. Steve Lieber demonstrates that he is more than capable of illustrating comical routines with a friendlier cast of characters. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Jun 29, 2009

    I would think that readers who enjoy indie comics would certainly like Underground #1. However, I would also recommend Underground #1 to readers who normally would not bother with a comic book dealing with this genre. If you are a reader who enjoys a story that revolves around good character work and strong dialogue then you should certainly give Underground #1 a try. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Sep 29, 2021

    When all is said and done, Underground delivers a story with a pair of wonderfully developed leads. The adventure they are forced on has a sense of grounded threat that gives the book a feeling of authenticity, even while not fully delivering the overall sense of danger. Read Full Review

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