Space Battle Lunchtime #1
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Space Battle Lunchtime #1

Writer: Natalie Riess Artist: Natalie Riess Publisher: Oni Press Release Date: May 4, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 2
7.4Critic Rating
5.8User Rating

Space Battle Lunchtime is a hit show broadcast all over the universe, and the new season is about to start! When one of the competing chefs drops out at the last minute, an aspiring baker from earth, Peony, gets the opportunity of a lifetime (and a chance at a 20,000 Solarbuck prize!). But is she ready for the cutthroat world of intergalactic cooking?

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke May 2, 2016

    Space Battle Lunchtime has a fun premise that's well paced with a unique story that makes it feel special. The characters are endearing and the story is too. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Doom Rocket - Arpad Okay May 5, 2016

    This comic is gorgeous. Riess has a glib, flexible hand that matches the tone of the story. Serious when it needs to be, cartoonish as it wants to be. Her coloring is wonderful, a Gobstopper of a palette that extends from characters to backgrounds to speech bubbles. Every choice in this book is measured and joyous. The aliens come in a thousand flavors, unbound by the anthropomorphism that lesser creators don't travel beyond. Super Battle Lunchtime looks like Strawberry ShortcakemeetsCoprameets Chopped. A solid debut with a ton of promise for the rest of the series. I cannot wait for next month: if the dishes the next issuesserve contain an iota of the creativity that went into the chefs, this comic deservesall the (Michelin) stars. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall May 15, 2016

    Space Battle Lunchtime is something you should check out if you like comics like Bee & Puppycat, Jonesy, or Bravest Warriors, it seems to be in the general ballpark of these other series. I'm glad I checked it out and will be following along as Peony throws down against the other 5 chefs, and find out exactly what that weird mystery ingredient really is. I also hope at some point Peony makes Scampi, just to unnerve her competitor who appears to be a shrimp in a suit of armor…. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek-O-Rama - Rick May 19, 2016

    This is a rare first issue that makes me want to read the rest of the series. I can't wait to see what Natalie Riess has cooked up for her spunky protagonist. Bravo! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Patrick Healy May 16, 2016

    If someone asked me if I would recommend this book, I would say yes because it is a great book and it is fun. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton May 9, 2016

    With the battle kicking off at the climax of the first issue, it looks as though "Space Battle Lunchtime" #2 will shift into high gear as Peony tries to figure out how to cook using alien foods and tools. While I wish we could have seen some of that play out in this first issue, there's still enough going on here that I'm not too worried. Riess piles on the charm in "Space Battle Lunchtime" #1, and she's sold me on her concept. Here's to something delicious next month. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi May 10, 2016

    All in all, this is a pretty solid first issue. We’re set up for a Hell of a lot of intensity on the cooking show. I have no idea how Peony is going to cook the mystery food she has been given, but I can’t wait to find out! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    PopOptiq - Ashley Leckwold May 4, 2016

    Besides making you crave carrot-cherry cake, Space Battle Lunchtime #1 does a great job dragging you into the world without too much fuss. Between the writing not standing in the way of itself and the darling art, the world created by Riess promises to be a lot of fun. That is, if Peony can make it past round one. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Steven Phillips May 10, 2016

    Space Battle Lunchtime is inoffensive and promising, but so far not fully engaging. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Garcia May 9, 2016

    It is an entertaining book and will probably work better when it's all said and done, and it's certainly nice to look at, but for now, it doesn't come off as more than a throwaway little lark. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ddfire Oct 1, 2016

    This series is amazing and you feel like you're seeing a cartoon while reading it . Definitely recommend

  • 1.5
    olliequeen May 31, 2016

    Once again Oni Press tries to be trendy and falls flat on it's face. The premise is idiotic to say the least, a cooking show in space. At no time does the reader care about the characters or the story (if you can call it that). The book is bad, and I guarantee that this series will be selling less than 1500 copies by the end of its run.

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