Xenoholics #1

Xenoholics #1

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Seth Damoose Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: October 19, 2011 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 8
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Are you addicted to aliens? Late night Encounters? Abductions? Probes? The XenoHolics are here to help!

Because everyone thinks they're a bunch of nutcases, a support group that claims aliens abducted them try to prove that aliens are real. But that's much easier said than done and they find themselves caught up in not just ONE government conspiracy, but TWO. Oh, yeah and along the way they learn who is lying about being abducted? and who is telling the truth.

Presenting a twisted new series about aliens and the crazy people who believe in them, by creators JOSHUA WILLIAMSON (Superman/Batman, DEAR DRACULA), and SETH DAMOOSE ( more

  • 10
    16BitMonster - Hamilton Ortiz Jan 12, 2012

    If you appreciate awesome writing skills and hilarious characters who have very different personalities yet play off each other so well then definitely check out Xenoholics. Joshua Williamson's writing is pure gold and Seth Damoose's art is the perfect match for the writing. Both go hand and hand. I love it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Nov 13, 2011

    Xenoholics is a funny, quirky, and scary hit for Image Comics, that follows in a long line of quirky and engaging works recently published by a group that has gone from near obscurity after the comic book bust of the mid 1990s to a Vertigo level respected published. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Oct 19, 2011

    If it were up to me, I'd give it a 3.5. It's better than a 3-star book, but for me, not a 4-star. Since we don't give half-stars anymore, the Whaler's shirt that Kyle wears in the issue is enough to bump it up. Good start to a very interesting series. It's a lot of fun, and I'm really enjoying the concept, characters, and art. However, some of the jokes in the book were just way too over-the-top and frankly, not funny at all. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Erik Norris Oct 19, 2011

    Xenoholics #1 is a fun book. It's pretty much that simple. It manages to be funny, charming, dark and twisted all at the same time. I don't think the book is going to absolutely wow anyone, but it's a solid introductory issue that dangles an interesting carrot in front of your face to get you back for the second offering. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBuzz - Niall Doonan Oct 20, 2011

    The main problem that Xenoholics will have though is living up to the promise of the premise. This first issue instantly presents something that I wasnt expecting from the previews and interviews, as a more conventional story already seems to be unfolding. But with just one issue down, I will be picking up the second to see how things develop, just in case Xenoholics has something up its sleeve. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Oct 24, 2011

    To sum this issue up in one word, fun. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Oct 25, 2011

    This wasn't a bad comic by any stretch and it'll really hit a sweet spot for some folks. It has a clever concept relating to alien visitation and that isn't a theme that has been pounded into the ground in comics. However, it committed the sin of not being as good as it's marketing. For me, it fell into a “liked it but didn't love it” category, which means that future issues are going to be wait-and-see– and that's the true beauty of digital comics on your iPad, there's no rush. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Chris Kiser Oct 18, 2011

    Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but in the world of pop culture, the presence of parody is the surest sign that something has wormed its way into the zeitgeist. In the mid to late '90's, that something was the alien abduction genre popularized by The X-Files, the show that spawned countless network TV clones, quite a bit of late night comedy lampooning, and even an episode of The Simpsons. Though the alien craze has long since come and gone, its ripples are still felt from time to time, most recently in Joshua Williamson and Seth Damoose's Xenoholics, the Image Comics series that debuts this Wednesday. Read Full Review

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