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Test #1

Writer: Christopher Sebela Artist: Jen Hickman Publisher: Vault Comics Release Date: July 3, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 6
8.5Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

Aleph Null is a lot of things: An orphan, a human guinea pig undergoing medical tests for cash, a bodyhacker, a hardcore future junkie, and a corporate asset. But now, Aleph is on the run from their old life, in search of a mythical, Midwestern town named Laurelwood-where they're test-marketing the future with tech that can't possibly exist yet, and won't for decades.

From Eisner-nominated Chris Sebela (Crowded, High Crimes) and Jen Hickman (Moth & Whisper) comes the story of a town out of time, full of mysteries, and populated by guinea pigs in need of liberation by the misfit least likely to be their savior.

  • 10
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Jul 2, 2019

    This book is uniquely bizarre, it is captivating, and its art is beautiful. Simply put, its going to make you come back for more. Give me issue #2 already, thanks. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Geek'd Out - Brendan Hykes Jul 5, 2019

    Test is one of those books that feels like it knows something you dont. It walks the walk when so many other books can barely talk the talk. After reading this first issue, I have no idea where Test is going from here. But I know I want to find out. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Jul 1, 2019

    Test #1 is a strong opener that wastes no times setting the stakes and getting you hooked. The science fiction premise coupled with the incredible visual and verbal storytelling makes for a memorable read that's worth adding to your pull. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Jul 3, 2019

    Vault Comics has been in the conversation here recently as the heir apparent to Vertigo Comics. To me, Test might be the best evidence for this argument. Armed with a killer science fiction hook and punk rock energy, Christopher Sebela, Jen Hickman, and Harry Saxon deliver an assured, immensely readable debut, one that establishes a whole world and lead character with confidence. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Ari Bard Jul 2, 2019

    Sebela, Hickman, Saxon, and Otsmane-Elhaou unveil and address a side of humanity we'd rather not admit exist and create a conversation around what to do about it. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Mazzacane Jul 4, 2019

    "Test" #1 gets off to a strong character driven start. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Outright Geekery - Christa Harader Jun 23, 2019

    "Test" #1 delivers an info overload that's well-crafted, controlled and deployed with ruthless precision. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Lizzy Garcia Jul 3, 2019

    Overall, Test #1is a unique book but is a somewhat disjointed start to an already confusing narrative. However, my hope is the next issue clears up and begins to connect a lot of the threads already laid out for readers. Fans of sci-fi will enjoy this book and it is worth picking up for the art alone. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Darryll Robson Jun 12, 2019

    An excellent first issue. Test is intriguing, captivating and looks divine. There is some beautiful storytelling on display in these pages Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Sequential Planet - Danilo To Jul 4, 2019

    Test's first issue puts in a motion a new sci-fi story which should involve conspiracy, futuristic paraphernalia and fighting off against establishment rules in a interesting remix of many familiar elements by a talented team. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Fandom Post - Gabe Peralta Aug 29, 2019

    Test #1 is filled with just enough intrigue to have me curious about where the series is going from here. There's a good balance of hand-holding and mystery for you to know just enough about what the series is while simultaneously nothing at all. In less capable hands, it would come off as frustrating and idiotic, but it's pulled off well enough. Read Full Review

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