Incognito: Bad Influences #1
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Incognito: Bad Influences #1

Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Sean Phillips Publisher: Marvel Icon Release Date: October 27, 2010 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 2
8.2Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

LAST YEARS BREAKOUT HIT FINALLY RETURNS! By the award-winning team of Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips. One of the biggest Hollywood options of the year, nominated for THREE Eisner Awards, INCOGNITO is finally back for more! Its apocalyptic pulp noir at its finest! Its been over a year since Zack Overkill came out of Witness Protection to build a new life. But working for the government isnt that different from being controlled by them, and his new secret identity is becoming more trouble than its worth So what will Zack do when tasked with a mission that sends him on a hunt into darkest corners of the super-criminal underworld where he was rais more

  • 10
    A Comic Book Blog - John Barringer Nov 3, 2010

    Gritty pulp/noir comics aren't for everyone. But if you like comics, if you enjoy sci-fi, enjoy crime stories, and you made it to this point in my review you either bought the book and are nodding your head in agreement to how much fun it was to read or your the perfect person for this book. It's great. It's fun. I got my money's worth. And I'm going to go read it again right now. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Mania - Chris Smits Nov 1, 2010

    Incognito: Bad Influence has way too much quality in it to be the fantastically guilty pleasure it feels like. I’m giving this issue an A and I’m very glad for the series’ return to the shelves. This book is the trifecta of a comic: Great writing, great artwork and great story. If you need more reason than that to give it a try, then all I’ve got is some head shaking and a disapproving look for you. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Oct 28, 2010

    A really good kick off to a new volume. I wish these guys could sell enough of this and Criminal that they could quit their Big 2 work and do nothing but this stuff. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    cxPulp - Andrea Speed Oct 31, 2010

    Fantastic comic. If youre not reading this, you should. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Dan Phillips Oct 28, 2010

    But at its heart, Incognito: Bad Influences succeeds largely because Brubaker and Phillips again compliment each other so wonderfully. This is one of the best creative teams currently working in comics, and it's a pleasure to watch them enrich each other's work even if the story doesn't quite sing as loudly or as beautifully as past collaborations. Besides the central appear of seeing the writer and artist together again after a brief time apart, there are plenty of other strengths to the project to make it more than worthwhile, including another prose back-up from Jess Nevins detailing the history of a forgotten pulp character. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Oct 29, 2010

    Incognito has a lot to live up to because of the success of Criminal. Since this title is set in a world where super powers are possible the bar is set that much higher to reach. Brubaker moves his story in unpredictable directions and this issue only helps to open the possible threads. Add in that the comic book is twenty four pages of story plus an essay about a forgotten hero from the pulp days by Jess Nevins and you have yourself a very entertaining read. I would recommend picking this up even if you haven't read the first mini series. You may find yourself getting sucked in. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Oct 31, 2010

    "Bad Influences" #1 is a skillfully constructed comic, but it's lacking a pulse. I wouldn't go so far as it say it's like Brubaker and Phillips are going through the motions, but, by the end, it's clear that the real heart of the story lies ahead and this is simply the necessary exposition that's required. The new status quo is really the old status quo without the charm. The end of the issue holds promise and Brubaker and Phillips have earned some leeway, so this series is worth continuing with, just not based on the strength of this issue necessarily. Read Full Review

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