Unnatural #1

Writer: Mirka Andolfo Artist: Mirka Andolfo Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 4, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 11
7.6Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

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Leslie is a simple pig girl. She loves sushi, she's stuck with a job she hates, and she lives under a brutal totalitarian government-one that punishes transgressors for anything deemed "unnatural." Leslie dreams of something different for herself. But those dreams are becoming dangerous...

This Italian hit series by MIRKA ANDOLFO (Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, DC Comics Bombshells) will transport you into a colorful but terrible world-full of anthropomorphic creatures, but light on personal freedoms-by way of a breathtaking plot that travels between thriller and fantasy, with a hint of sensuality.

  • 10
    ComicBuzz - James L. Sarandis Jun 27, 2018

    The art sells this book as it's not only cheesecakey fun but wonderfully expressive, but the story while simple is very energetic. A strong recommend for adult readers. Read Full Review

  • 10
    PopCultHQ - Marcos S. Jul 3, 2018

    While I'm normally a capes and cowls kind of guy, I liked this book. Sure, there were no punches and explosions, but I found myself rooting for the heroes and horrified with the surprise message Leslie gets for her birthday. This book may not be for everyone, but I urge people to try it. I'm definitely going to check out the next issue, as not only the art, but the investigation of societal norms has me gripped. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Batman's Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Jun 18, 2018

    This is a captivating book, at once smart, poignant, and stylish. Andolfo clearly has strong thoughts about the intersection of sex and government, but she also knows well that those thoughts are best served by first and foremost telling an entertaining story. As a result, Unnatural #1 is not to be missed. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Outright Geekery - Thomas Hulett Jul 4, 2018

    Well rounded characters and naturalistic dialogue are two of the hallmarks of a great comic and and Unnatural excels at both. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Sequential Planet - Chelsea Weaver-Smith Jul 4, 2018

    Andolfo's first issue of Unnatural paints a beautiful and surprisingly relatable world for us to delve into. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Spokhette Jul 4, 2018

    I love the art. Clean, smoky and moody, it lays the perfect groundwork for your feelings during this comic. All the colors are in a cool tone and it definitely gives the appearance of dream state. The writing is pretty good too, and since both are done by Mirka, I cant wait to see what comes next for Leslie. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Clayton Hinojosa Jul 4, 2018

    With a title like Unnatural I couldn't help but notice how natural the similarities of politics were in this book. It is still unclear if that is ultimately Andolfo's endgame: to show a life lesson or just tell a great story that we can relate to. This series was originally published in 2016 in Italy and is now being translated for the first time in English. It contains twelve issues and I am eagerly awaiting to see what the other eleven issues have in store. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Nathaniel Muir Jun 4, 2018

    Beautiful to look at and a little scary to read, Unnatural is a great piece of writing that eerily mirrors today's world. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Mazzacane Jul 9, 2018

    Obvious disclaimer aside, this is a well done first issue with good macro and micro world building and scenes that characterize and normalize Leslie's supposedly unnatural wants. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Jul 2, 2018

    Ultimately then, as a first issue, this feels like it does more than enough to get its hooks into the reader. It's going to be interesting to see how the story unfolds and whether the premise can sustain itself once we delve a little deeper into the mystery, but for now, beautifully rendered art, a brilliantly relevant premise and a thoroughly likeable protagonist make UNNATURAL an easy new series to recommend. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Jenna Anderson Jul 4, 2018

    Unnatural is genuinely unlike anything else being published right now, something that proves to be a pretty surprising positive. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    On Comics Ground - Anna Lazaro Aug 15, 2018

    This comic book may not be for the closed-minded people. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Doom Rocket - Sara Mitchell Jul 5, 2018

    Can you choose your fantasies? Or are they a wolf in the depths of your brain, hunting and stalking your mind like prey? Twisting your thoughts around its finger as you lie in bed, as you fall asleep, as you dream. Do we own our desires or do they own us? From where do they come? If these questions paired with a bit of nudity and an overt social-political commentary on modern marriage sound like your bag, then Unnatural was made for you. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Bounding Into Comics - Nathan Braudrick Jun 26, 2018

    I don't know what to think about this book. Everything about it tells me I wouldn't enjoy it, and there certainly is a lot that I do NOT like. I don't care for how sexualized it is and I don't agree with its social ideology, but more than that, I don't like how that ideology is presented. That being said, however, strictly from a character and story standpoint, I am more interested in finding out what happens than I expected to be. While this first issue isn't a high recommend, subsequent issue may prove to be. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jul 8, 2018

    Unnatural #1 has good ideas and is certainly ambitious in some respects, but the writing leaves a lot to be desired. It drives its points home ad nauseam, and the dialogue feels stilted and awkward. The art is good, but it cant save the writing. This one doesnt get a recommendation. Give it a pass. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Bastards - Ben Snyder Jun 20, 2018

    It's hard to find any aspect of Unnatural #1 redeemable. I understand what Mirka Andolfo is attempting to do and who her intended audience is, but what she put out feels insulting to that audience. Surely, people can enjoy a sexual book with a decent story, writing, and art, right? Read Full Review

  • 10
    MarkCh79 Jul 6, 2018

    I was SO thrilled, and that's better than what I was hoping! Can't wait for issue #2!

  • 9.0
    Tree Fingers Jul 5, 2018

    fun and intriguing.

  • 8.5
    Gizmo Jul 7, 2018

    Is it furry porn? Yes... But, at least it is expertly drawn and the plot is surprisingly intriguing: set in a society so socially conservative that it borders on fascism, Leslie must decide what to do as she reaches age 25 and faces a future of crippling regressive over-taxation unless she conforms to the "natural" social standard of a same-species nuclear family. There may be some justification to this monstrously conservative approach that the state is implementing though, as the population seems to be of a major concern because inter-species relationships cannot interbreed. Perhaps this is a false justification or perhaps things are not as black an white as they may appears. I'd like to find out.

  • 7.0
    comicster Aug 2, 2018

    It’s a bit of a hot mess but I’m enjoying it, the writing is good but I prefer the stellar art. +1 for the Milo Manara variant!

  • 6.0
    Double Down Jul 29, 2018

    Does sex sell?

    Story: 4/10
    Overall: 6/10

    Story: It’s engaging. There’s character. I know that doesn’t sound like much, but that’s more meaningful than it sounds. I feel the environment and the day to day, I just can’t decide yet whether I care yet or not.

    Art: Fluid, and sexy. I’m digging the colour palette, and I want to see more. It’s strong visually.

    Overall: It’s got me to keep reading, at least for another issue or so. I don’t know, this is a short review. I don’t have much to say. I bought this book initially because of the Manara variant, so yeah, sex sells.

    Sex sells initially, now let’s see if the story can keep it alive. 6.

  • 5.5
    ZodTee Jul 3, 2018

    I just didn't like it.

  • 9.0
    Wolf Warner Jul 6, 2018

  • 8.0
    Omer Jul 11, 2018

  • 8.0
    jmprados Jul 26, 2018

  • 8.0
    Soilworker Jan 13, 2019

  • 7.0
    Herushalaim Jul 6, 2018

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