Django Unchained #1

Django Unchained #1

Writer: Quentin Tarantino Artist: R.M. Guera, Jason Latour Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: December 19, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9
7.7Critic Rating
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  • Oscar-winning writer/director Quentin Tarantino's latest epic film script is adapted for comics!

  • 10
    Barron Network - R.Barron Dec 20, 2012

    Django Unchained easily has crafted a nice little nook for itself on Vertigo's roster with this one issue alone. I never thought that a screenplay adaptation would grab my attention so much but Django has all the attributes I look for in a comic book. The writing was obviously amazing because it's straight from Tarantino himself and the Art wasn't lacking either. The artist on Django Unchained R.M. Guera really depicted the western feel in which Tarantino created for the movie. At no point did I ever feel that Guera was ever off and actually I felt as if I was getting an insider's look to DJango Unchained actual story board for the film. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Grant McLaughlin Dec 23, 2012

    This project has been described as being based on Tarantino's uncut script for Django and that it will be showing a bunch of stuff that got cut from the final film. It's hard to say whether that will be a good thing or a bad thing, since there are often valid reasons for things to be cut, but based on this opening issue, I have a good feeling about where this story is going. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Dec 24, 2012

    An adaptation that makes me want to see the original"a pretty big achievement for any spin-off work. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - Tony Calandra Dec 21, 2012

    This movie adaptation really surprised me and was overall well done. If you are a fan of Tarantino movies then this might become a must read for you. But if you don't want to be spoiled to Django Unchained the movie, than I would say read this after you see the movie next week. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    IGN - Joey Esposito Dec 19, 2012

    One surprising benefit of this book is that it actually has some great supplemental content for the $4 it will run you (though, apparently the digital version is $5 for some reason). First is an introduction from Tarantino, who tosses out his comic book knowledge for anyone that might doubt him. Next is a mini-poster of Jim Lee's variant for issue #1, which is actually able to be torn out without ruining the story, since its opposing pages are ads. And finally, there's a neat 3-page sketchbook from Guera that would normally be reserved for the trade. It's almost like a Django fanzine. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Elijah Williams Dec 24, 2012

    Not having seen the movie at the time of this writing, I cannot say how close it is to it though, but I have a feeling the first issue is pretty close to what you can expect to see on the screen. Regardless, this is a very solid western comic, and detached from the movie I would be saying go out and buy this if you are at all interested in the wild wild west. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Dec 20, 2012

    Django Unchained looks to be a real labor of love. This comic book series promises to be faithful to the original draft of the movie. If that is the case then I expect each issue to be very dense and very entertaining. I found this issue to be a very good comic book with a few flaws here and there. I recommend checking this out. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Crux - Wesley Messer May 10, 2013

    Im happy to say that the Django Unchained movie adaptation is worth checking out. Not saying Im over the moon, but I liked it. Its not for everyone and if youre not into movie adaptations, this wont win you over. If youre curious in what Django Unchained is going to be like though, give it a go. The first issue serves as a nice appetizer for the movie, which could get me to check out the rest of the series, if only to see the differences between movie and comic. And since that seems to be the point of the comic, I have to say my hats off to them on a job well done. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Dec 21, 2012

    As merely sequential art, this is a visually wonderful look at a very specific time in history. Everything looks authentic and the story is well-paced and attractively rendered. This script was never meant to be a comic book though, and would have benefitted from some trimming. Then again, if it's trimmed, it's not Quentin Tarantino and it's not “Django Unchained” anymore. So you choose to keep everything in. If you're going to read this comic, you'll need to take the good with that inherent bad. Read Full Review

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