Stargazer #1
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Stargazer #1

Writer: Anthony Cleveland Artist: Antonio Fuso Publisher: Mad Cave Studios Release Date: September 9, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9
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Years ago Shae, her brother Kenny, and two childhood friends experienced a traumatic, unexplainable event that left Kenny scarred for life. Kenny commits himself to the belief that what they experienced was an alien abduction. Twenty years later and the friends have since drifted apart, but the sudden, mysterious disappearance of Kenny leads the group to reunite and discover the truth of what took place all those years ago.

  • 9.1
    Comic Watch - Cody White Jul 15, 2020

    Coming in September from Mad Cave Studios, Stargazer #1(Cleveland, Fuso, Simeone, Birch) delivers an emotionally driven story that plays on both nostalgia and contemporary concerns. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Geek'd Out - Michael Thao Aug 12, 2020

    Stargazer #1 is a perfect example of a creative team firing on all cylinders, and it'll be interesting to see where the story goes from here. There's also a surprising sense of cosmic horror sprinkled in, and it'll be interesting to see how far they go with it. Fans of '80s inspired media will undoubtedly enjoy this book while those burnt out will find something refreshing about this story. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Mar 9, 2020

    Stargazer #1 is smart and sharp-looking, a first issue that will satisfy while also daring readers to come back for the full story. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Graphic Policy - Brett Sep 2, 2020

    Those details too are perfect for this type of experience. As readers, we're going into the story skeptical. Is this an alien abduction? We don't know. But, it feels like the creative team have made sure to focus in on tiny aspects for us to put together that mystery and so much more. If you're a fan of alien abduction stories or mysteries, Stargazer #1 is a definite buy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Sep 23, 2020

    There's a lot to like here but it also felt like it needed just a bit more to provide the right hook to bring you back. I'm back easily as Fuso's artwork is great and the tease at the beginning with the whale has me hoping that there's more of this bigger picture mystery at play in the series. Cleveland's story is a family story first and foremost right now and that's certainly not a bad thing as wrapping that up in an alien abduction works well. It just needs a little more to bring it together and hook us fully with the cast and what's going on in the world – or off-world. It's a solid book with great visuals and worth checking out if this genre is your thing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    On Comics Ground - Avalon Willowbloom Sep 13, 2020

    This book promises adventure, friendship, and nostalgia that make it worth your time, if some deliberately messy art can be forgiven. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Christa Harader Sep 10, 2020

    Stargazer #1 is a solid first issue that goes hard on style and plot to make for an enjoyable read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Jun 10, 2020

    Stargazer #1 wraps its story with the sort of cliffhanger one would expect. As a first issue for a series that clearly plans to reveal itself slowly to readers, it does well to give enough information to make readers curious of what will come next. Even with a couple visual hiccups the storys presentation delivers on an emotional setup for the issues to come. While it may not be the smoothest start, it certainly could yet make itself into a thoroughly interesting tale. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Darryll Robson Sep 29, 2020

    This is a successful first issue with solid intentions. There is a strong, albeit cliched, concept at the heart of the narrative with enough new takes to keep a reader interested. A few inconsistencies in the art are noticeable but don't hamper the reading experience Read Full Review

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