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Review: It’s Only Teenage Wasteland #1

It's Only Teenage Wasteland #1

Parents go out of town, it’s time to throw a party. The concept has played out in entertainment and real life so many times it’s become a classic and a genre by itself. It’s also a weird one as these types of events are ones we ourselves experience. So, how does entertainment top our own experiences? It’s Only Teenage Wasteland #1 does that by taking wrecking the house to a whole new level.

Written by Curt Pires, It’s Only Teenage Wasteland #1 focuses on Javi and his friends. They’re not popular, but they’re also not the “losers” either. Javi’s parents head of out town and that gives him the opportunity to throw a party and up their status in school a little bit. But, in these sorts of situations, things get out of hand and escalate.

How much does it escalat?

How about waking up after some disaster/apocalypse after a fight?

Yeah, this is a much different type of party out of hand story and where it’s going I have absolutely no idea. But, it’s a hell of a twist to a genre we’ve seen so many times before.

The art by Jacoby Salcedo is great. It reminds me a lot of Tyler Boss’ style and it works so well with this type of story. Salcedo is joined by Mark Dale by color and lettering by Micah Myers. What I particularly like about this debut is how the art tells so much about the characters. The style of clothes, hair, or details in the background add so much to what you can expect. A Confederate flag for instance tells you everything you need to know about certain characters for instance before they even open their mouths. It’s a detail that informs the reader but also makes what they say and what they do not as shocking and not as out of the blue. It’s visuals that add to the characters and helps build the world.

It’s Only Teenage Wasteland #1 is a great start that has a solid hook. The characters are interesting and where it’s all going feels both new and familiar. This will be an exciting one that takes genres that have been done to death and mashes them together. This is one to keep an eye on.

Story: Curt Pires Art: Jacoby Salcedo
Color: Mark Dale Letterer: Micah Myers
Story: 8.25 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8.25 Recommendation: Buy

Dark Horse provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Do a Powerbomb #7

Wednesdays (and Tuesdays) are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in

Each week our contributors choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this week.

All Against All #1 (Image Comics) – In the distant future, humanity is gone and the sole human specimen, Helpess, will give his captors more than they bargained for.

Daredevil #6 (Marvel) – Looks like there’s some big things coming for Daredevil in the future and it’s all building from here. Amazing art and storytelling, this is a series to not be missed.

Dahlia in the Dark #1 (Mad Cave Studios) – A washed up hitman, Donny Dahlia, takes one last job transporting a package cross country in the hopes of seeing his estranged daughter again. But, a war between the fairy realms that could determine the fate of humankind gets in the way.

Dark Web #1 (Marvel) – Spider-Man and the X-Men team up to take on the Madelyne Pryor and Ben Reilly who have reignited the Inferno!

Do a Powerbomb #7 (Image Comics) – The series is far more than just wrestling, it’s focus on the characters and their relationships has been amazing.

Earthdivers #3 (IDW Publishing) – This time travel series about killing Columbus to help save the future has been intriguing so far with its details and teases.

Gargoyles #1 (Dynamite Entertainment) – Expect this debut to be huge. The popular cartoon is back as a comin set in continuity!

Golden Rage #5 (Image Comics) – Think Battle Royale with older women and a mystery that’ll keep you guessing.

Hexware #1 (Image Comics) – If you can sell your soul, can you buy a new one? Teases of class inequality and corporate overlords has us intrigued to check this out.

It’s Only Teenage Wasteland #1 (Dark Horse) – When his parents go out of town for the weekend, Mexican-American high schooler Javi decides to throw a party-one that’ll launch him and his buds into popularity!

Know Your Station #1 (BOOM! Studios) – The wealthy have abandoned Earth for safety but the 1% aren’t safe when a murderer is on the loose.

Miles Morales: Spider-Man #1 (Marvel) – It’s a new volume with a new creative team. A solid jumping on point.

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #1 (Marvel) – With an anticipated animated series coming soon, this is one to keep your eye on so you don’t miss out when everyone wants it.

Radiant Pink #1 (Image Comics) – The world of Radiant Black expands even further!

X-Treme X-Men #1 (Marvel) – Chris Claremont returns for a new story set during the original run of X-Treme X-Men with art by Salvador Larroca.

Where will you be when the world ends?

From Dark Horse Comics, acclaimed creator Curt Pires and rising star artist Jacoby Salcedo comes It’s Only Teenage Wasteland, a new coming-of-age post-apocalyptic comic series. In addition to Pires’ and Salcedo’s work, Mark Dale will color and Micah Myers will letter. The first issue will also include a variant cover by Antonio Fuso.

When his parents go out of town for the weekend, Mexican-American high schooler Javi decides to throw a party—one that’ll launch him and his buds into popularity! Or at least get them noticed by their crushes. But when things take a turn for the worse, Javi and his friends are thrust into a situation and future they could have never have prepared for. 

It’s Only Teenage Wasteland #1 (of 4) will be available at comic shops December 7. It is now available for pre-order at your local comic shop. It’s Only Teenage Wasteland #1 will retail for $3.99.