Allen: Son of Hellcock #1
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Allen: Son of Hellcock #1

Writer: Will Tracy, Gabe Koplowitz Artist: Miguel Porto Publisher: Z2 Comics Release Date: December 16, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 1
8.4Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

Enjoy the ride as the cowardly Allen is thrust sword-first into a comedic, not-so-classic fantasy quest that, frankly, he would rather just sit out.

  • 10
    Graphic Policy - pharoahmiles Nov 5, 2017

    Overall, an indelible feel good book, which is very tongue in cheek, plays as what if the characters in Robert Howards books of Conan, lived in the same setting of Rodney Dangerfields Back To School. The story by Tracy and Kolpowitz, will have laughing at every page. The art by Porto, is both irreverent and gorgeous. Altogether, even if you dont love sword and sorcery books, let this book be the bright spot in your day, as everyone loves a good laugh and this book delivers in spades. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    FreakSugar - Jed W. Keith Dec 16, 2015

    Allen: Son of Hellcock #1 is one of the funniest launches to a comic book series I’ve set my eyes on this year. In a year packed with such books as Jem and the Holograms and Welcome to Showside debuting in comic shops, that a high bar that Tracy, Porto, and Koplowitz have hurdled. While clutching on to the funny, Allen: Son of Hellcock lovingly pokes at fantasy tropes while embracing and revering them for what they bring to the table. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Dec 15, 2015

    Tracy and Koplowitz stuff much of this issue with funny moments either via the spirit or background characters and that's fun for any fan of fantasy. The first issue of Allen: Son of Hellcock is a lot of fun and you should take the chance to go along for the ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Dec 3, 2015

    Overall, Allen: Son of Hellcock is a welcomed series. I wish there were more series that were comedic each month. There's so much drama and angst in comics that just getting a good funny book is a challenge. It feels like they're so few and far between when comedy overflows other mediums. Let's hope Allen and other funny books are the rise of comedic comic books. If you want a laugh or just want to see a "what if" about Conan, then check out Allen: Son of Hellcock. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Project-Nerd - Sarah Dec 5, 2015

    Allen: Son of Hellcock is a great, fun read. The characters come to life and seem to pop off the page through beautiful, expressive art, and the imaginative storyline and silly characters are full of life and sarcasm;these things fill theHellcockworld.It's a bizarre combination of past and present, modernity and medieval, and that is a central part of what makes this particular comic so fascinating. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopOptiq - Logan Dalton Dec 8, 2015

    With its bone dry sense of humor, hilarious parodies of sword and sorcery tales, colorful art, and a likeable loser protagonist, Allen, Son of Hellcock #1 stands out from the legions of fantasy comics hitting shelves. Writers Will Tracy and Gabe Koplowitz and artist Miguel Porto also start to show how one writes a fantasy story in a world where all the epic battles have been fought, heroes slain, and villains have won. It is filled with laughs, anachronisms, and a character, who will hit close to home for many readers. (Because barely getting paid for your writing sucks.) Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Hughes Nov 18, 2015

    Reading the book, I had a couple of laugh out not so loud moments, which suggests that more is to come from this series. Bear in mind, this is the first issue, so it is very much a scene setter. The book has a huge potential for humour, bearing in mind that Will Tracy is a writer HBO's Last Week Tonight with John Oliver; you would expect him to bring the funny which I hope will be the case in subsequent issues. Read Full Review

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