Heavenly Blues #1

Heavenly Blues #1

Writer: Ben Kahn Artist: Bruno Hidalgo Publisher: Scout Comics Release Date: July 26, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 3
8.9Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

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People live. People die. The "good" are pleasantly escorted off to Heaven; while the rest unceremoniously rots in Hell. Hell - a world where torture isn't retribution, it's just hazing. Isaiah Jefferson fancied himself a dashing rogue; the greatest thief of the Great Depression, but a cruel betrayal left him dead in the dirt. Erin Foley was a scared grifter desperate not to be another child fed to the violent maw of the Salem Witch Trials. When they're given the chance to leave Hell and spit in the face of judgment, can they face their demons and become the master thieves they were meant to be? Heavenly Blues reunites the team behind < more

  • 10
    Newsarama - C.K. Stewart May 9, 2017

    Heavenly Blues #1 is a beautiful and cleverly-written book blends dry humor and supernatural elements into an intriguing heist tale. Kahn's pacing makes the first issue feel like the opening chapter in an exciting serialized radio drama, a talent that's surprisingly rare to find in a medium based on monthly issues. With an engaging and surprisingly relatable cast and beautiful illustrations, the debut issue is a must-read. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Ashley Gibbs Jun 15, 2017

    While only being a first issue, Heavenly Blues #1 does a very good job of introducing readers to the two main leads and their relationship dynamic. While there isn't an overflowing amount of action or deep plot development, it's just enough to hook you in and wonder what sort of trouble Isaiah and Erin are about to get themselves into. I was pleasantly surprised by reading the book and accredit that to talent of its writer. This series is an independent sleeper hit in the making if future issues can continue to be just as entertaining. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Comicsverse - AJ Zender Jul 19, 2017

    HEAVENLY BLUES #1 is a wholly unique take on a Hell-scape narrative. With surreal art, a fascinating setting, and some of the best flawed protagonists in comics, HEAVENLY BLUES #1 from Scout Comics is a must-read! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    That's Not Current - Rachel Bellwoar Mar 23, 2017

    Heavenly Blues is a theater where what you think you know about Hell gets averted. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jul 26, 2017

    Hidalgo's art is solid in many ways and reminds me of something, though I can't quite put my finger on it all. There's small details in the afterlife that tell a story on their own even if they don't do anything but be present in the background. It's the details here that adds so much. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Garcia Apr 18, 2017

    Great storytelling and style, hampered somewhat by a feeling of not being completed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Jun 13, 2017

    Heavenly Blues has an undeniably great hook that's backed up with solid character development and striking artwork.  You might come in for the supernatural heist but you'll stay for Isaiah's story to see if he and Erin can stick it to the holy man that judged them and sent them down to Hell.  Like any good heist movie, you can't help but root for the bad guys. Read Full Review

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