Jacked #1

Jacked #1

Writer: Eric Kripke Artist: John Higgins Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: November 25, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 3
7.9Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Eric Kripke (creator of Supernatural) teams up with Vertigo veterans John Higgins (HELLBLAZER) and Glenn Fabry (PREACHER) to bring you a very Vertigo take on the modern superhero in this six-issue miniseries. Josh Jaffe, a neurotic family man mid-midlife crisis, buys an online smart pill to increase his focus and jolt him out of his slump. But to Joshs surprise, the pill gives him incredible strength and powerbut its cost is that its extremely addictive. This irreverent and brutally realistic story examines both the mighty highs and humiliating lows of being a real-life superhero.BUY NOW

  • 9.2
    The Hub City Review - Matthew J. Theriault Nov 26, 2015

    Jacked #1 is an immediately identifiable concept executed on perfectly. Here in America its Thanksgiving as I write this review, and I can think of few things to be more thankful for than the overflowing cornucopia of consummate creator-owned comics weve been bountifully blessed with this year, of which Jacked already stands among the best. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Brian Reed Dec 9, 2015

    I like this book. A lot. Honestly, I don't really see a thing wrong with it. It's not perfect, but there's nothing to complain about in the least. Wanting more is a different thing than thinking they got something wrong. And I do want more, and think you would too. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph Nov 26, 2015

    Curious fans are well advised to give this book a chance. It shows much promise and may be the next Vertigo book that gets everybody talking. Plus, how can you not love a book that includes the word "Blumpkin"? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Fanboys Inc - Buddy Beaudoin Nov 25, 2015

    Kripke and Higgins do not have any problems living up to their reputations. Jacked is ludicrous in the way that reading it makes you say, oh nooooo to yourself with a smile on your face. Fabrys covers are still masterful and grab your attention before even opening the book. Jacked is only a six part series, but is already something to behold! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Nov 25, 2015

    Back when it had the working title of "Amped," it was announced Kripke is also developing a live-action version of this comic for USA Network. It doesn't surprise me; based on what we've seen here, if I was a network executive, I'd jump on it too. "Jacked" is a six-issue miniseries for now, but I wouldn't be surprised if it comes back for more. This is fun and engaging first issue, one that reels the audience back in for more. I'm ready to be "Jacked" every month. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Nov 25, 2015

    Jacked #1 is an interesting start and another new Vertigo series revitalizing that publishing brand. It's a solid debut, and though many elements are familiar, the comic itself has a voice of its own. Looking forward to seeing where it goes from here. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 25, 2015

    Jacked is a series that manages to be engaging despite the overly familiar nature of its premise. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Nov 26, 2015

    Jacked #1 is probably one of the stronger debuts for Vertigo this year. While this is an overly familiar plot with concepts we've seen before, the execution with its main character and the potential it promises is quite intriguing. Plus, it also has some pretty decent writing and some great visuals to bolster it as well. Ultimately, this feels like a comic I'm going to need to see a second issue of first before I can get a really good feel for it and what to expect in the future. Overall though, if you are a fan of either of these creators, Jacked may be worth a shot if you've got some extra cash this week. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    All-Comic - Lido Giovacchini Nov 29, 2015

    A dull slog of a comic that's all fundamentals and no ideas or style wrapped in a very ugly package. Read Full Review

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