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Testament #1

Writer: Douglas Rushkoff Artist: Liam Sharp Publisher: Vertigo Critic Reviews: 4
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  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Kevin T. Brown Dec 26, 2005

    Finally, as someone who is not exactly a religious person to begin with, I nonetheless found this story interesting from beginning to end and then some. I know I basically glossed over the religious aspects of this story, which was not my intention. Believe me, every page is filled in some way with the religious overtones that moves this story. I am eagerly looking forward to the next issue to see where Jake goes in his life and beyond. Testament will never be an easy read, youre going to need to actually sit down and read this book to take it all in. Trust me, its time well spent. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Sacks Dec 26, 2005

    I do wish that some of these connections were a bit more explicit in this issue - I wish there was more of a clear hook between the two stories, and I wish I had some clue who the blue topless demon woman called Astarte is, but I guess I can be patient. This is a uniquely spooky comic book. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shaun Manning Dec 26, 2005

    Testament #1 is a solid foundation, and it will be interesting to watch what Rushkoff and Sharp build upon it. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Bob Agamemnon Dec 26, 2005

    Comics creators have been dealing with the ideas in Testament #1, whether overtly or not, throughout the mediums history. Most recently, writers like Moore, Neil Gaiman, Grant Morrison, and Warren Ellis have played virtuoso games with strands of narrative, be they variations on archetypal tales or recombinations of their own making. Currently, Mike Carey builds his epic Lucifer (also from Vertigo) out of the Biblical sources that so interest Rushkoff. Perhaps he should begin as these writers clearly do: with character and story first, letting the more abstract notions find their way out along with the artistic expression, rather than in lieu of it. Read Full Review

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