Review: Find #1

Find #1When young Teddy Chance stumbles upon a strange, otherworldly object while out exploring, so begins a night of peril and excitement that will alter the course of his entire life.

I went into the first issue of Find not knowing what to expect. Its publisher Comixtribe usually puts out solid under the radar indie comics, but writer Sam Read was a complete unknown to me and I was only slightly familiar with artist Alex Cormack‘s work.

Find #1 is magical. That’s the best way of putting it. Reading it, I felt transported back into my younger self when movies like E.T. left me excited and full of wonder. There’s something so innocent and cute about it all. It’s a fresh read, and something you don’t see to often in comics, something that’s for all-ages that’s fun for all-ages.

That freshness is helped by the art of Cormack that brings a style that I can only describe as something I’d expect in a kids picture book. That’s not a bad thing at all. The art is solid, and exactly a style I’d expect in a comic whose audience is supposed to be for anyone. It’s a great combo of writer and artist.

Find is an all-ages adventure about the power of curiosity and inspiration, and how comic books really are universal. This is a first issue and it does its job and makes me want to see more. In a year that has already seen over a dozen new series hit the shelves, this stands out as my favorite debut of 2015 so far.

Story: Sam Read Art: Alex Cormack
Story: 8.25 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8.25 Recommendation: Buy

Comixtribe provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review