Brain Boy #1



Comic series


Release date

September 11, 2013
4 out of 5 stars
Admittedly, many aspects of Brain Boy have been done before within the medium of comic book story-telling. However, there is something about the way each aspect has been pieced together with the rest of the book that makes it feel fresh and new. Issue #1 was not only a terrific introduction to this story, but was also an incredibly exciting and quick-paced initial installment. If the rest of this series maintains the sensibilities present throughout #1 then this is a book to watch out for.
8.8 out of 10
An under the radar revamp of a sixty-year old concept, from a publisher not known for its exceptional superhero comics, “Brain Boy” is a book that could very easily be lost amidst the weekly influx of books. However, even with the the Villain’s Month and “Infinity” madness, “Brain Boy” stands tall against the competition, and is very much worth your time and consideration when perusing your local comic store.
Grade: A-
I had no idea what to expect here, and it's nice to find the series is a pleasant surprise - it stays true to the original concept, but builds it into a story that is modern and a heck of a lot of fun.
4 out of 5 stars
BRAIN BOY is a great new series but then again, with Fred Van Lente doing the writing, it really shouldn't be that much of a surprise. I can't wait to see what happens next.
3.5 out of 5 stars
After some panel time in "Dark Horse Presents" with art from Freddie Williams II, "Brain Boy" #1 brings the enjoyable resurrection of an old Dell Comics' property to modern comic racks. Van Lente and Silva make the story of Matt Price and his service to Albright Industries fresh enough to feel brand new. A fun read with a dynamic, surprise ending that puts Price in a bad spot and gives readers something to look forward to, "Brain Boy" #1 is another solid, unexpected offering from Dark Horse.
7 out of 10
All the pieces are here to really build a world but it’s unclear whether or not we’ll see Brain Boy as a part of the larger Dark Horse superhero line. While Van Lente turns in a solid effort, it’s really the art team that’s firing on all cylinders. If they keep this up, Brain Boy could very well be a hit.