W0rldtr33 #1

Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: Jordie Bellaire Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: April 26, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 30
8.9Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

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In 1999, Gabriel and his friends discovered the Undernet, a secret architecture to the Internet. They charted their exploration on a message board called W0RLDTR33.
Then they lost control. Someone broke into W0RLDTR33-someone who welcomed the violent hold the Undernet had on them. At great personal cost, Gabriel and the others thought they sealed the Undernet away for good.
They were wrong. And now they will know the meaning of PH34R.
The next major horror outing from multiple Eisner Award-winning writer JAMES TYNION IV (THE DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH, The Nice House on the Lake) and FERNANDO BLANCO (Detective Comics), along with Eisner more

  • 10
    Capes & Tights - Justin Soderberg Apr 21, 2023

    Blanco joins Tynion IV on said wild ride and it is a perfect pairing. The artwork gives us a gritting and unsettling feeling while portraying the digital world at the same time. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Apr 26, 2023

    Horror is hard to do in comics books, I have said that previously. As good as the writing can be, and it is excellent here, with no music to add to the tension or jump scares, that shock factor can be missing. I think, looking a this book, Jordie Bellaire is, to all intents and purposes, the maestro conducting the timbre and tone of the book that, under the work of Tynion and Blanco, will provide even bigger shocks down the line. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Mar 23, 2023

    Deeply unsettling and disturbingly poignant, Tynion and Blanco set off with a smart and tense first chapter for their new original thriller series. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    The Comicbook Dispatch - dragoncache Apr 26, 2023

    Final ThoughtsW0rldtr33 #1 tackles the increasing intrusion of Artificial Intelligence and our desensitizing addiction to violent entertainment in a mature manner. Visually arresting and thought-provoking, fans of Blade Runner and Terminator movies, and readers who still revere Isaac Asimov and Harlan Ellison, should not miss this powerful debut. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    COMICON - Tom Smithyman Mar 23, 2023

    James Tynion IV is back with another killer series. (Meant literally and figuratively.) This time, he's taking the horror of the internet and making it even worse. And that is a a very good thing for readers. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Comic Watch - Dave Quicker Apr 26, 2023

    This book is off to an exciting start and has all of the poignancy and creative energy that made Something is Killing the Children one of the best comics of the last several years. James Tynion IV is in peak form as a writer and W0RLDTR33 is not to be missed. With a top notch creative team, this bound to be on of the best comics of the season. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Multiversity Comics - Kobi Bordoley Apr 28, 2023

    A terrifying cybernetic apocalypse is upon us and all we can do is watch. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Apr 6, 2023

    Through the horrors it presents, and the groundwork it lays through its characters, W0rldtr33 #1 accomplishes what all first issues strive to do. It lays its narrative hooks into the reader, leaving them needing to understand the greater context and details of what they just read. If Tynion and his team can deliver on the great start that this issue lays out, this book could shape up to be something memorable for horror comic fans. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Johann du Plessis Apr 24, 2023

    This won't be a book for everyone, as it takes an over-the-top look at actual issues in today's online world. But, if you feel brave enough to pick up a knockout of an extremely engaging and intriguing horror comic, this will not disappoint. A perfect debut if there ever was one. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lotusland Comics - Hank Rea Apr 27, 2023

    W0RLDTR33 is not for the faint of heart. It's for mature readers in the strongest sense. Call it sci-fi horror or a techno-thriller, W0RLDTR33 is Tynion's modern horror masterpiece in progress because the first issue grabs readers by the throat. It takes the regular horrors of the internet to a new level where it can literally kill you. Good times ahead. This is a must-buy. Duh.  Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Gonkbonk - Javier Reyes Jun 9, 2023

    James Tynion IV continues his run as one of the best horror writers in comics today with his new story about a twisted website that influences its users to commit heinous acts of violence. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBook.com - Evan Valentine Apr 12, 2023

    Horror is tough to capture in a comic book format, but this premiere issue feels like its doing just that with righteous abandon and a narrative that seems terrifying for all parties involved. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Apr 10, 2023

    James Tynion, Fernando Blanco, and Jordie Bellaire created a comic book that immediately engages you from the moment you open W0rldtr33 #1. Everything from the concept of the Undernet to the characters themselves leave you looking forward to what comes next in this world. This is one comic book you don't want to miss out on reading. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Timothy ONeil Apr 10, 2023

    While the genre of horror isn't typically something I'm personally attracted to, I am a fan of comics, and Tynion is one of the best in the medium right now. So if he's writing horror, I guess I'm reading horror. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett Apr 26, 2023

    W0rldtr33 #1 is an interesting start of a comic, exploring today's issues with social media and technology as a whole while also delivering straight horror. While it's not clear as to exactly what's going on, the debut ends with unexpected shocks that leave even more questions out there. It's another mystery from Tynion that'll leave readers guessing what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Adam Brown Apr 27, 2023

    Combining classic elements of King with the group of friends who must re-unite after decades of estrangement to once again thwart an insiduous evil and save the world, with more pressing concerns of how the youngest among us deal with the pressures of desensitation arising from living almost vicariously online, the w0rldtr33 team successfully keep a lot of plates spinning. This is great sci-fi horror which for all the show, still leaves so many questions unanswered. Would you risk potentially losing control of yourself, and of reality, just for the chance to see and know a little more? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Apr 27, 2023

    As bad as it was, The Matrix was a fusion between Philip K. Dick-style artificial reality mind-bending with special-effects-laden martial arts action cinema that made for kind of a novel experience. Tynion isnt doing enough to make for a novel fusion between all of the elements that make up the story hes delivering to the page in the opening issue of the new series. Its not that the drama doesnt have substantial impact. (It does.) Its just not a fresh and interesting enough impact to feel like anything new. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicsOnline - Zoe Gaussoin Apr 12, 2023

    Back to Ellison, he's nauseous as he walks into the police station. He's followed soon after by PH34R, who shows up in just overalls that she quickly sheds, of course. Gibson isn't talking so the police officer escorts Ellison down to see if he will get his brother to open up to him. Then PH34R comes in all Terminator 2 style and…  Read Full Review

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