The Secret History of D.B.Cooper #1

The Secret History of D.B.Cooper #1

Writer: Brian Churilla Artist: Brian Churilla Publisher: Oni Press Release Date: March 14, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7
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  • 10
    Newsarama - Edward Kaye Mar 14, 2012

    The Secret History of D.B.Cooper #1 is stunning debut that takes an enigmatic historical event, and builds a thrilling adventure around it that will surprise readers at every turn. It's Brian Churilla's best work to date, and I can't wait to see where he takes the story next. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Mar 14, 2012

    The plot in this first issue raises a lot of questions. Churilla immerses the title character in mystery. We don't know why he's monster-killing on a surreal psyche-scape. We don't know how it's connected to a Soviet bureaucrat. We don't know what the teddy bear is about. We don't know why Cooper hijacked the plane or what became of the cash. We really don't know much of anything, but the way Churilla presents his story, the mysteries are part of the fun. There's a clear sense of a plan, that the writer/artist is headed somewhere with these characters with a purpose. And despite the darker and weirder elements in the premise (or perhaps because of them), there's a playfulness to the writing that adds a lot of character to the concept. This is a tremendous new series, and it serves as another example of Oni's quiet but consistent effort to expand its reputation as a publisher of fine graphic novels to one that's also building a strong stable of ongoing titles. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Mar 17, 2012

    Go buy this because it's great. I really can't think what else I'd want this comic to do. It starts with a modern myth (DB Cooper) and winds a funky story around it. I kinda hope this is what really happened with Cooper because it's much cooler than thinking he merely died in the wilderness after jumping from the plane. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Zach Woolf Mar 16, 2012

    Overall this was an enjoyable read and I like the direction Brian Churilla is pointing this series for the future. The "official" letter at the end was a nice touch to try and establish this as the truth and even included a link to "some new audio" that had been discovered. I had only one problem and that was with the ending panel and the timeline confusion that unfolded from it. The Secret History of D.B. Cooper deserves 4 out of 5 stars and a high recommendation for you to go out and grab a copy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Mar 18, 2012

    "The Secret History of D.B. Cooper" is the comic people say they can't find; well, here it is. Enjoy it. The story is the type of fun you'd need to commit an illegal act to find elsewhere, the art is top quality and the entire package is one hell of a show. You won't forget about this comic after reading. Get in on the ground floor and enjoy a comic that deserves your attention. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Mar 16, 2012

    It's an enjoyable read, but with the added touches it's an even better experience, loaded with the mystery of how it all builds to Cooper's infamous deboarding. I'm in. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Mar 14, 2012

    I'm assuming that this book has been slated for a while inorder to get ahead of the monthly release schedule since one man is doing all the work. Oni ships books on timethat's their goal, so I'll imagine that this too will ship on time with breaksonly for the trade paper backs. There are a lot of great books out this week somake sure that you don't miss this one. Read Full Review

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