Stringers #1

Stringers #1

Writer: Marc Guggenheim Artist: Jusstin Greenwood Publisher: Oni Press Release Date: August 26, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10
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Paul and Nick are the guys who shoot the news. Filming car chases, fires, and shootouts in their busted-up rig, they put their (uninsured, unsalaried) lives on the line every night so that the good citizens of Los Angeles can get their daily update. But when a firefight between the LAPD and the MS-13 goes wrong, Paul and Nick find themselves on the run.

  • 9.4
    Graphic Policy - pharoahmiles Jul 27, 2015

    This story by Guggenheim is excellent so far and has echoes of Nightcrawler and End of Watch, both Gylenhaal movies. The art by Justin Greenwood and Ryan Hill is beautiful and speaks to Los Angeles better than I have seen in a while. The team behind this miniseries has done a fine job of creating at once, familiar and exceptional. Overall, a great story which I cannot wait to unfold. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comic Crusaders - Adam Cadmon Jul 28, 2015

    If you're looking for something different in the current midst of saga and event saturation, you'll definitely enjoy the change of pace that "Stringers" has to offer. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Aug 31, 2015

    A strong debut for this fun Oni miniseries Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 27, 2015

    While Stringers shares some obvious, superficial similarities to Nightcrawler, this first issue has no trouble establishing its own tone and voice. The series juggles drama of the mundane and larger-than-life varieties and banks on the well-written dynamic between the two main characters. This first issue marks a promising debut, and one that doesn't read like any Guggenheim comic before it. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Jul 30, 2015

    If you are looking for something beyond capes and tights, like conspiracy and action, Stringers #1 is worth checking out Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Nina Bird Aug 26, 2015

    So far, I'm sold on Stringers. The characters feel comfortable, the story is interesting, and the action is non-stop. I'm on board. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Aug 28, 2015

    The action drags halfway through, but -- just when the reader is wondering if anything else is going to occur besides fending off rival stringer Tom "Sleaze" Speeziali -- Nick decides to get out of the car. The plot tension spikes, and Greenwood's panel compositions for this shift in pacing are superb all the way to the ending sequence that introduces a mystery and higher stakes. "Stringers" #1 is a solid debut, and I look forward to seeing if it keeps its mix of humor and high speed in later issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - christopher scott author Aug 27, 2015

    If you enjoy crime-noir comics, I would recommend you pick this up. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    We The Nerdy - Jack Johnston Jul 27, 2015

    I would recommend Stringers to people but honestly it wouldn't be on my list of mini series that you HAVE to read. Nick and Paul look like a pair that's worth watching and I'm interested to see where the climax at the end of the book leads but honestly I think the issue spent just a little too much time on the car chase (the exchange with Speez the Sleeze really did seem to go on longer than necessary for example) and could have progressed a bit further with the plot but then we might not have the great cliff hanger that was shown to us. The series does seem promising however and I'm looking forward to seeing what places it'll go. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Dan Pennacchia Jul 30, 2015

    Marc Guggenheim, known for his work on CW's Arrow, teams up with Justin Greenwood and Ryan Hill to present an incredibly fast paced story about two guys putting their neck on the line for all the glory. Well, if glory means riding around in a busted old car filming crimes-in-action to leverage to the media for cash, then glory it is. Paul and Nick have certainly chosen and interesting career, and issue one of Stringers is definitely a good start. Read Full Review

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