Time Warp #1

Time Warp #1

Writer: Damon Lindelof Artist: Jeff Lemire Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: March 27, 2013 Cover Price: $7.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 1
7.3Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Lets do the time warp again! Its time for another fantastic Vertigo anthology filled with spectacular sci-fi stories. Robots, deep space and lots of time travel twists by a bevy of comic greats and the up-and-coming stars of tomorrow. Damon Lindelof and Jeff Lemire bring us a blast from DCs past, plus another installment of the Dead Boy Detectives from Toby Litt, Buckingham and Victor Santos, Matt Kindt presents a stirring story of man vs. machineand so much more!

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Mar 28, 2013

    The last story alone, with it's almost effortless inversion and merciless deconstruction of the myths and carbuncles of time-travel would have me buying this book, but Simone's story is flat-out excellent, as is Lindelof's tale... Now that you mention it, there isn't a really bad story in the bunch, only ones that aren't quite up to the brilliance of the top contenders, leaving some serious kudos to DC/Vertigo. This is a book you should get, period. Time Warp #1 reminds me of the greats, with a little bit of Bradbury, a little bit of Serling, just a dash of Philip K. Dick and a whole heap of quality comic bookery, earning 4.5 out of 5 stars overall. Seriously, check this one out. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Mar 31, 2013

    At eight bucks, this is a pricey collection indeed, but given the high quality level on most everything featured within, it's much more worthwhile than not. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Mar 29, 2013

    Overall, when you take the two fantastic covers by Jae Lee and Eduardo Risso (who has to have been trying for Mark Hamill, right?), and the overall quality of the stories within, this is a damn fine anthology, and gives hope to the fact that Vertigo may still have something to offer in the post-Karen Berger timeframe. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopMatters - Jay Mattson Apr 1, 2013

    “R.I.P.” was surprisingly insightful and emotionally raw. I'll admit that I was skeptical of the time aspect when I began reading—time travel is a difficult story device to play with, especially when working within a framework of ‘everything affects everything' system. Fortunately, Damon Lindelof and Jeff Lemire do it as right as they can, and give Rip Hunter the emotional and narrative backing required for a story such as this. Time travel alone isn't enough. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Zac Boone Mar 28, 2013

    Time Warp has it's weaknesses. Some stories feel strangely out of place, which is disappointing, given the exceptionally broad parameters of the book's theme. More frustrating is the lack of new talent. Anthologies are the prime venue for showcasing new creators, but with all the established names, apparently there wasn't room for a single unknown. That said, those big names turn in some fantastic work. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Mar 28, 2013

    If Vertigo could figure out how to make this book easier on the wallet, it would be a great way to bring new readers in. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Mar 28, 2013

    Anyway, Time Warp #1 overall is a lovely collection of shorts from good people. If you're anything like me, you'll dig it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Mar 29, 2013

    Those two stories are easily worth the price tag, which is more than I can say for a lot of the twenty two page books retailing for two bucks. While the other stories in the collection aren't quite up to that standard, there's something to like in nearly all of them. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Mar 28, 2013

    All in all, "Time Warp" #1 is a fun collection. That pricepoint is killer, but Vertigo does an admirable job of filling the anthology with variety and quality. Heck, they even address the quandary of what should be done ethically with the availability of time-travel. After all, what is a time-travel anthology without answering the age-old question of whether or not Adolf Hitler should perish before his time? Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Grant McLaughlin Mar 31, 2013

    Time Warp #1 is a little pricey at $7.99 for 72 pages of comics, but it's nice to get so many different stories - especially when they're all so good. No one called it in here, with every creative team doing their utmost to put their best foot forward. This is an excellent example of why I think anthologies are great, because there are lots of fun stories here and they most likely never would have been told if it wasn't for this collection. I hope Vertigo keeps this kind of thing up moving forward. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Mar 29, 2013

    A real mixed bag, to be sure. The three I loved, I really loved, and those I didn't (“R.I.P.”) should have beentakin out of this collection. I wish I had a time machine to go back and do that, or get my $7.99 back. You'd be better off buying a novel than getting this comic. Read Full Review

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