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Friday #1

Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Marcos Martin Publisher: Panel Syndicate Release Date: April 15, 2020 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 4
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9.0User Rating

  • 10 - Chase Magnett May 6, 2020

    Whatever comes next, Friday delivers a near-perfect introduction and leaves us with the welcome promise that there will be another chance to enter King's Hill, and briefly escape the confines of quarantine, very soon. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Zac Owens Apr 19, 2020

    This creative team has made something that is at once new and familiar. It retells all the old mystery thrillers we grew up reading, with the immediate sense that we will someday have to leave Kings Hill. From page one, we know we don't want to have to go. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Apr 16, 2020

    Friday is the best new comic debut all year, powered by an interesting concept that is executed by some of the most powerful storytellers in the industry. We should all be thankful to have work like this during these trying times. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comic Watch - John Jack Apr 20, 2020

    If you skip this book you will do yourself a disservice. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Apr 15, 2020

    I had a blast reading this book, not knowing what I was getting into and discovering a new mystery narrative with great character writing to help distract from our troubled world. This series was a delight, especially since I'm a huge Sugar and Spike fan. It brings a similar feel as far as mystery, character development, and atmosphere in a new yet somehow nostalgic way. This book is branded as a post-YA book, and in a lot of ways, it pulls that off by capturing the messy nature of growing up and returning home to find things are slightly off.  This book captures the vulnerability of coming home, brandishing nostalgic vibes in an atmospheric package. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Apr 15, 2020

    Friday was an unexpected release and one that is more than welcome. It's the start of a great mystery where the relationship between the protagonists is the main point. The emotional driver and scares isn't what's being carved into a tree or an old tale but how Friday and Lancelot relate to each other. It's a brilliant next step for those who want to see what's possible after the young adult adventures. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Jonathan Cadotte Apr 17, 2020

    Friday #1 is a good opener to the series by clearly laying out it's premise and goals right on the table, even at the risk of coming off as a bit heavy handed at times. And even if the mystery genre isn't your thing, the book is nice to look at. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Apr 21, 2020

    If you are picking up on Brubaker’s inspirations for this story, you are going to love what he’s created here. But even if those who aren’t familiar with those specific touchpoints are going to enjoy Friday as a lovingly crafted mystery story that teases a lot of heart and is executed with a ton of style. Martin and Vicente have created a visually stimulating world while Brubaker’s words almost do everything they can to stay out of the way, illuminating the art only as much as a flashlight in the dark, and that’s part of the fun. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald May 6, 2020

    Brubakers story and characters are intriguing, the whole post young adult premise is exciting, and there is plenty of mystery to hook the reader into the story. The art is incredibly rich and detailed, and the colours in particular really stand out. The style of the art, more specifically the characters, won’t appeal to everyone, which is a shame since this is an excellent debut issue with plenty of promise for future issues. Read Full Review

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