Under The Influence #1

Writer: Eliot Rahal Artist: Stefano Simeone Publisher: Mad Cave Studios Release Date: July 5, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
9.1Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

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(New Series) A teenage sociopath, Paul Kozac, has accidentally created an internet cult called The Hot Dog Party. When a prank turns deadly, the F.B.I. sends in an undercover agent, Cara Cole, to investigate and infiltrate their ranks. Now Cara battles against real stakes, fake news, and memes in a character-driven story about power structures and the communities you build. This is a story about "Click to follow" cultism during the age of social media

  • 10
    Capes & Tights - Justin Soderberg May 24, 2023

    The art from Stefano Simeone is beautifully done, while at times the art can be chaotic it doesn't take away from the excellent storytelling. The lettering from Frank Cvetkovic is also noteworthy. Read Full Review

  • 10
    COMICON - Anton Kromoff May 10, 2023

    Under the Influence #1 feels timely and real in a way that it could be happening anywhere that people with a WiFi connection are doing things for views and those who don't quite get it are getting mad about it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comical Opinions - Gabriel Hernandez Jul 7, 2023

    UNDER THE INFLUENCE #1 is an unexpectedly clever mystery about an Internet Influencer who may or may not be turning into a cult leader. The examples of groupthink and collective behavior feel uncomfortably real, and the mystery leads to intriguingly dark places. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lotusland Comics - Hank Rea Jul 7, 2023

    UNDER THE INFLUENCE #1 is a clever, funny, dark, and mysterious story that blurs the line between online influencers and cult leaders. Rahal shines a light on the dark corners of the web with a wink and a grin. Maybe we are all sheep. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Comic Watch - Mike Eakins Jul 1, 2023

    If you took Never Been Kissed and 21 Jump Street and turned them into a modern day drama directed by David Lynch, you would have Under the Influence! Everything about his book works together really well; its a fun story but, at the same time, a sad one that is all too real. Read Full Review

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