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The Prisoner #1

Writer: Peter Milligan Artist: Colin Lorimer Publisher: Titan Books Release Date: April 25, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 2
7.9Critic Rating
4.8User Rating

The cult TV series comes to life in a brand new comic series by writer Peter Milligan and artist Colin Lorimer! Timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the first US transmission, this new series transports readers back to the mysterious village where everyone is a number!

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Apr 24, 2018

    Overall. This is a really strong first issue and I am definately on the hook to see what this goes in future issues. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Keith Callbeck Apr 25, 2018

    Lorimer's art is a good fit, sliding ably from realistic to 60s psychedelic. The flow of the action is smooth and the panels filled to the brim with detail, bringing the locations alive. He is particularly adept at layer panels over one another to create a step-by-step feel. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Apr 29, 2018

    It's an excellent start to the series - if you're a fan of the show (like all right-thinking people), you'll enjoy this. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Apr 27, 2018

    The art is decent. Lorimar experiments with a few scenes and it works pretty well. It's pretty. I'm intrigued to see where it's going but I'm hedging my bets as I've been let down some many times before with this franchise. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Apr 24, 2018

    While this first issue is light on an real information (INFOrmation! INFORMATION!) about the plot behind the Village’s walls, the debut of The Prisoner is still intriguing and weird enough to please die hard fans of the series while hopefully hooking in some new ones as well. Thanks to its world-building, gleeful weirdness, and game creative team, I think it's safe to say that Titan Comics has another winner of an adaptation on its hands with The Prisoner #1. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Apr 25, 2018

    The Prisoner is just the sort of property that Peter Milligan was born to write, and I can't wait to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Apr 25, 2018

    The Prisoner #1 is a very dry yet energetic first installment for this comic adaptation. The lead is interesting, the plot and conflict are compelling, and the art is rock solid. This one earns a recommendation. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Apr 25, 2018

    An interesting modernization of the original concepts, firmly planted in the 21st Century, which references and calls back to the show. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    FanboyNation - Lowell Newton Apr 24, 2018

    Overall I like this book and I want to read the next one. I believe the artist took some missteps creatively but it doesn't take away from a great story. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Jonathan O'Neal Apr 26, 2018

    Milligan and Lorimer offer an intriguing opening salvo for this new series based (perhaps more loosely than first thought) on the short-lived cult classic television show. Only time and more issues will tell how much the comic has in common with the show, but for now, that information is top secret. Don't worry. We'll eventually get it out of them. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Apr 25, 2018

    The Prisoner, as a phenomenon, is one of those shows that carries with it,its own weight of expectations.It's eccentricities may well be a step to far for a comic book, but if anyone has half a chance of escaping theballooning weight of expectation,it's Peter Milligan. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    We Have A Hulk - Louie Fecou May 2, 2018

    On the whole this was an OK first issue.It's a big deal to take on such an iconic TV show, still loved by millions of fans all over the world.Introducing new concepts and characters into the world of The Prisoner should be an exciting and roller coaster ride, and I will buy future issues in the hope the team deliver the goods.This is a recommendation though, give it a shot and let us know your thoughts. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Doug Warren Apr 25, 2018

    Bottom line, it sure would’ve been a lot more exciting if the comic had started in the Village. Or, if it had started a few months earlier and we’d seen more of what led him to quit his job as a spy, but, I guess that might’ve ruined the mystery of the thing. All I can say is, in the 50 years since the TV series appeared, there have been several attempts at a comic book adaptation, and none of them have been successful. I don’t know if any of them even made it a full run. I don’t see any reason why this series would buck that trend. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    12cents Apr 26, 2018

    I can't really say there are any spoilers in this review, as the writer, Peter Milligan, spoils the major mystery of this story from the get-go.

    If you are old enough to remember the original series (as I am), you may very well be disappointed in this issue (as I am). The big problem with this new version is that The Village in which Patrick McGoohan's TV character awoke, is already a known entity by everybody, it seems, from the chief of The Unit (the name of the MI5 unit for which this new character works), down to ordinary field agents, like our protagonist, Agent Breen. This immediately eliminates the single most important plot point of the original series, of the hero waking up in a bizarre, unknown world, seeking answers to more

  • 6.5
    Snapfire May 21, 2018

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