Canopus #1
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Canopus #1

Writer: Dave Chisholm Artist: Dave Chisholm Publisher: Scout Comics Release Date: February 19, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 2
8.6Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

Helen wakes up marooned on a lifeless alien planet 300 light years from Earth with no memories beyond a hazy sense of extinction-level urgency to return to Earth. Joined by Arther, her strange robot companion, she explores the planet to find materials necessary to repair her ship. However, circumstances are not as straightforward as they seem. Along the way, Helen's most painful memories return as monstrous manifestations hell-bent on her destruction. Canopus is Castaway meets Annihilation, with a healthy dose of "Phillip K. Dick" thrown in for good measure!

  • 9.5
    The Daily Fandom - Shareca Coleman Feb 19, 2020

    The first issue has created a sense of anxiety, but I want to go back for more? It is a conundrum, but the first issue is worth the read, no matter how much time you don't have this week, read this one. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Graphic Policy - pharoahmiles Apr 25, 2020

    Overall, an engaging and rapturous debut issue which gives readers a new heroine and mystery to dive into. The story by Chisholm is well developed and euphoric. The art by Chisholm is superb. Altogether, a story that will have readers re-read it several times to catch all the clues they missed the first time. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bookcase - Jarred A. Lujn Feb 18, 2020

    Canopus is the definition of psychological thriller. It grabs you from the start and does not let go. Not only is this book going to keep you on edge from page to page, but youll likely find yourself immediately looking forward to the next issue. This one is going to be something special. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    GWW - Dusty Good Feb 19, 2020

    Regardless, fans of science fiction and emotional storytelling need to pay attention to what is happening in this series and jump on board before it's too late. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jun 18, 2020

    Canopus opens on some pretty interesting ideas that while familiar is well-executed. Dave Chisholm has some solid pacing here to really move this along right and keep us engaging while also knowing how to deliver a lot of background in a very different way from the main storyline. It's definitely intriguing with what it does and I love the kind of minimalist approach to the artwork with the clean lines, simpler color design, and the sparseness of the alien world and her own ship. When it gets busier and fills up you feel it all the more because of it. Definitely worth taking a peek if this kind of material is of your interest. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - C.K. Stewart Feb 20, 2020

    For readers who enjoy a psychological thrill with their sci-fi, Canopus #1 is worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Jonathan Cadotte Feb 20, 2020

    Some of the setup in Canopus #1 will come off as familiar and even well-tread. The parts in this issue that are unique though, make up for those cliched aspects. Read Full Review

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