Invader Zim #1

Invader Zim #1

Writer: Jhonen Vasquez Artist: Aaron Alexovich Publisher: Oni Press Release Date: July 8, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 3
8.8Critic Rating
9.8User Rating

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ZIM and his filthy evil ways have been gone for what feels like years. But Dib KNOWS the alien menace will rear his head again, and he won't leave the house, or his 900 security monitors, until it happens. And it WILL happen. Oh, it WILL.

  • 10
    AiPT! - Mark Pellegrini Jul 8, 2015

    Invader Zim #1 kicks things off without wasting any time. It looks and sounds and feels just like the cartoon; so much so you might even forget you're reading a comic. Its funny, weird, random, dark… Everything Invader Zim's supposed to be. There is absolutely no reason a fan of the cartoon is going to be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Jul 22, 2015

    Invader Zim is back and the world is a better place as a result. This is such a damn fun comic and it's great for positively everyone. The humor is so deliciously weird and it never stops being funny. Just go read it already! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Booked - Aaron Clutter Jul 14, 2015

    I recommend this book to old fans of the show as well as to anyone who just likes a slightly dark comedy about aliens and bumbling kids… Well, actually, the alien is kind of bumbling in this one, too. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Chris Wilson Jul 13, 2015

    Invader Zim #1 is the return of the Irken everyone loved. Along with the art, it's as if the show never left our lives. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Chris Bennett Jul 7, 2015

    I don't think there's much else to say about the book and to be honest, you really should be reading it by now, right? Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Apr 2, 2016

    If you are an Invader Zim fan, you should be reading this comic.  The gangs all here and Vasquez and Alexovich make sure they are just like you remember.  If you never watched the cartoon and always wanted to see what the buzz was about, this issue is a great jumping on point and should make you into an instant fan.  It's a great, all-ages comic that is fun. looks great and had me laughing the whole way through.  That doesn't happen often. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Shane Tydeman Jul 8, 2015

    This was loads of fun, check it out! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comix I Read - Tyler Omichinski Jul 8, 2015

    Zim and crew are weird. Really weird. Really really weird. You're either going to like that or you aren't. Fortunately, there is a great way to pre-find out for yourself. Go to Youtube, look up Invader Zim, and then see if our little green friend makes you laugh or not. The comics are more of that. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Fanboys Inc - Jeff Ayers Jul 9, 2015

    I have been waiting a long time to see new things from these characters and this story, and this first issue didn't disappoint the die hard fan in me. I also applaud the way it acclimated brand new readers into the mix, giving them all a taste of the raunchy, twisted humor that comes from the mind of Jhonen Vasquez. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - pharoahmiles Jul 8, 2015

    The rest of the comic, unfolds like a typical Invader Zim episode, with all the zaniness that one comes to expect from the minds behind the cartoon. The story by Jhonen Vasquez, feels like he never stopped writing the show. The art by Aaron Alexkovich, feels right in place with the cartoon. This is the perfect introduction for anyone misses the days when Nickelodeon was more cutting edge and not trying to target a certain demographic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Jul 12, 2015

    It's hard losing a beloved show to the treacherous wiles of TV execs, but in this beautiful golden age of fandom revivals are possible like never before and one of the ways a series is most likely to achieve its dreams of new life is through comics. There are some dangers, however. How are fans to know if a revival comic will live up to their wildest dreams? Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Jul 10, 2015

    “Invader Zim” #1 is a really fun reading experience and that's something we could all do with a little more of. This might be a tough sell for those who never watched the animated series but it's easy to understand because it is a great entry point. Fans of the show will be delighted and almost feellike the show never went away. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Lance Lambert Jul 9, 2015

    Invader Zim may have found a new platform to grow. I can't think of a better way to keep such an eccentric show alive. It never occurred to me before its publishing, Invader Zim would be a great addition to the comic world. Invader Zim #1 shows the potential. For new readers and longtime fans, this comics is worth a pick up. While you're at it, make sure to pull those old episodes out of the vault. Even Zim enjoys binge watching, as long as it doesn't distract him from world domination. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Jul 9, 2015

    Invader Zim has been decent thus far, but I think the comic book will really do it some good. I’m pretty excited to see what Zim has up his sleeve (if anything; he’s a pretty bad Earth invader). We’ll have to keep up with the series to find out, so pick this up and read along! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Sarah G Aug 4, 2015

    Vasquez is taking lead on the story for the first few issues, with plans to expand the writing roster after that, and has turned over art duties to Aaron Alexovich (Serenity Rose, Working Through The Negativity). Despite these changes, Zim has the look and feel of the original. Whats the plot, you ask? Does it really matter? Of course not! So grab some tacos, watch out for the monkeys, and sing the Doom Song with me as we celebrate the return of Invader Zim, GIR and the gang. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Jul 9, 2015

    It all adds up to a delightful new series that hits the ground running like the series never ended. Old fans should thoroughly enjoy the comic as it has all the best aspects of the show translated into a new medium and new fans will find this a great entry point into the series if they choose. Very funny, very maniac, and very well made, highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Kevin McConnell Jul 10, 2015

    But this is not a major distraction, if anything it is where the book can improve. I am realistic too, this is issue #1. Future issues have the potential to fix these minor problems with great ease. As well, there is no indication of how long this particular story will go. For now, the book finding its footing should provide fans with enough to satisfy a decade long absence. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Jul 13, 2015

    Though the short-lived animated series is sorely missed, "Invader Zim" #1 is a welcome return and an accessible jumping on point for anyone who has heard of it or is interested to learn more. It's an all-ages affair that is entertaining for any reader, as it doesn't speak down to its audience. Here's hoping that Vasquez sticks with the series for a while and we get more issues than we did episodes. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Brother Jul 8, 2015

    This was a rare treat. Fans of the tv show will slip into it quickly. The voices of the characters and the wacky tone is right in line with the cartoon, and it's like coming back to an old friend. There are enough new ideas here to keep new and old fans very entertained!

  • 10
    AgentPoyo Jul 28, 2015

    This was an awesome read with the 7 year old. She loved it, laughed out loud along with me on some of the panels. Great read, great for kids. Definitely going to be picking up more issues as they're released.

  • 9.5
    def17 Aug 19, 2015

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