Numbercruncher #1

Numbercruncher #1

Writer: Simon Spurrier Artist: P.J. Holden Publisher: Titan Books Release Date: July 17, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13
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Numbercruncher – a time-twisting romantic thriller-noir metaphysical black comedy – tells the story of a lovesick man who cheats the rules of the Universe so he can be reincarnated within his lover’s lifetime… and faces the full force of the dreaded Afterlife Accountancy as a result.

One Karmic agent - the surly Bastard Zane - has to put a stop to the time-twisting romance once and for all, before the cunning Mathematician can escape Existential Justice forever!

It’s Spurrier and Holden’s multifaceted, bats**t-crazy opus, at last available in its own title!

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jul 16, 2013

    One of the most original narratives I've read set in one of the most strange, freakish, twisted version of reality you'll read. Once you've finished you'll be thinking about how the universe works, and it ain't the Matrix–it's even colder and cooler! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Fanboy Buzz - TaliAdina Jul 27, 2013

    All in all this was a great start to this miniseries. I'm looking forward to the next issue and my fellow readers should too. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Scott Jul 31, 2013

    Number Cruncher #1 is one of the best titles I have read in a long while, and to just rip this out of the pages of “2000 AD Magazine” and facet it together in to a mini-series is brilliant. This is an amazing read with a low print run and an up and coming writer. Trust me when I say that you should pick it up and ad it to your pull list. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Edward Kaye Jul 21, 2013

    Numbercruncher #1 is a brilliant opening shot for a fantastically inventive story that is packed full of surprises and twists to keep readers on their toes. With an intelligent script and beautiful artwork, this debut issue will keep readers gripped till the very last page. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Joey Esposito Feb 20, 2013

    If you're a fan of books like Punk Rock Jesus, The Filth, or The Unwritten, give Numbercruncher a shot.. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Michelle White Jul 18, 2013

    Overall, this is a lovely and complex beginning, and while I think some of us might be a bit tired of reading about heavenly bureaucracies (the humour of it, at least, is getting a touch stale), there's enough gravity to our surly protagonist to keep us interested. This one should be worth seeing through. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Feb 18, 2013

    "Numbercruncher" #1 is inventive, unpredictable and engaging. What more can you ask for in a debut issue? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Hero Nuggets - James 'Hopper' Powers Jan 27, 2014

    I highly recommend Numbercruncher to anyone who is looking for a dark, smart story that will make you scratch your head and wonder just what is going on: are you rooting for the wrong character? how can this end? what is really going on? The Bastard Zane's quest to end the brilliant Mathematician's tricks is a fun ride and I challenge you to read the narrataion in your own voice (unless you are a surly English lout from a Guy Richie film). Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Therapy - MrComicBook Jul 15, 2013

    Numbercruncher #1 is filled with old tropes, but is still a great read. Noir fans should give the title a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Jessica Boyd Jul 16, 2013

    While the story does leave off with the hint of a twist to come, and enough foreshadowing to guess what lies ahead in the next issue, there is no drastic cliffhanger to force the reader or twist someone's arm into buying the next issue. The only thing to push you into reading next month is the strong story, with philosophical overtones, dramatic art and detailed color choice that shines as the crowning jewel of Titan Comics' new line of books. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Jul 17, 2013

    What I'm looking for in any comic is a good story, which includes how the art+writing mesh, and a unique look and feel. I don't like reading a lot of books that all feel like they're the same homogenized mass of stories that all blur together in my mind. When a writer can tell a story that stands out from the crowd of comics on the stands that's what I'm looking for and that is what Si Spurrier and PJ Holden (with Jordie Bellaire on colors) did with Numbercruncher #1. You have my attention, I'll be back fro the rest of this 4 issue series! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jan 13, 2014

    Numbercruncher a fun little trip into a new afterlife and you'll want to at least dip your toes in. The characters aren't the strongest, but the love story is admirable and interesting. Plus, we get some cool art with interesting color choices. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Read Comic Books - Roderick Ruth Jul 18, 2013

    The scope and magnitude of this story has great potential and any comic book fan that is in anticipation of any of the latest Vertigo titles coming out right now, should definitely pick this one up as well. This title will bicep curl Titan Comics into the mainstream community, so get in now, before it's too late! Read Full Review

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