Cover image for No. 1 with a bullet / Jacob Semahn, creator/writer ; Jorge Corona, creator/artist ; Jen Hickman, colorist ; Steve Wands, letterer/designs ; Erin Levy, editor.
Title:
No. 1 with a bullet / Jacob Semahn, creator/writer ; Jorge Corona, creator/artist ; Jen Hickman, colorist ; Steve Wands, letterer/designs ; Erin Levy, editor.
Title Variants:
Number 1 with a bullet
ISBN:
9781534306714
Publication Information:
Portland, OR : Image Comics, [2018]
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
General Note:
"Originally published in single magazine form as No. 1 with a bullet, #1-6."
Abstract:
"Her social media, strong. Her variety show segments, a hit. Nash Huang is at the top of her game. But when the iRis Shutter contact lens hits the market, Nash's personal life is invaded. The latest leap forward in "technological progress," these contacts not only play video or augment reality...they record footage. Fighting to keep her life together after a sex tape goes viral, a clingy super-fan is the last thing on Nash's mind. But then the bodies start to pile up...and the terror begins"-- Provided by publisher.
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Rated T+, teen plus.
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Summary

Her social media, strong. Her variety showsegments, a hit. Nash Huang is at the top of her game. But when the iRis Shuttercontact lens hits the market, Nash's life is personally invaded. The latest leapforward in "technological progress," these contacts not only play video oraugment reality... but also record with the blink of an eye. Fighting to keepher life together after a leaked sex tape goes viral, a clingy super fan is thelast thing on Nash's mind... but that's exactly when the bodies pile up and theterror begins.
Collects issues 1 through6.


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

"Why's the internet full of garbage people?" laments Nash Huang in this electrically drawn sci-fi graphic novel with a socially conscious message. As it happens, she's only half-right: her whole world, both online and real life, is filled with lowlifes, haters, and downright villains. The settings are close enough to present day that it barely meets the cyberpunk trope of "10 minutes into the future," with cybernetic contact lenses as the only example of advanced technology. Nash rockets from hapless media intern to reviled internet celebrity when she's a target of revenge porn, losing her girlfriend, her job, and her privacy. Then, a stalker starts scrawling bloody proclamations of doom across her apartment walls. Aided by eccentric police detective Grover, Nash's search for the creep leads her to Los Angeles's macabre Museum of Death and an abandoned amusement park, where grisly hallucinations make her doubt her own sanity. Nash is being led into a trap, but by whom-and why? The adventure is chilling, and the plot revolves around timely topics like cyberstalking, doxing, and toxic masculinity, but suffers from a clichéd climax straight from Slasher Film 101 followed by a simplistic moral. Corona's fine artwork blunts disappointments in the script-his strong figure work and kinetic panel design are in the style of Paul Pope or Sam Kieth, and the brilliant, bright colors light up the pages like neon. Nash's tale rides like a roller coaster and skids to a bumpy stop, but the view is lovely along the way. (June) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Library Journal Review

Social media maven Nash Huang's life is turned upside down when a secretly recorded sex tape goes viral. As she struggles to retain what's left of her identity in the ensuing chaos, a superfan calling himself "Your No. 1" emerges from the digital world, taunting Nash online and inserting himself into her physical environment. The writer/illustrator team of Semahn and Corona (GONERS), joined by colorist Jen Hickman and letterer Steve Wands, use a striking combination of jarring and moody visuals and a suspenseful mystery to probe the potential ramifications of technological progress, addressing current concerns with cybersecurity, privacy, and the troubling double standards applied to women and their sexuality. Nash's ability to see is filtered in Corona's Eisner Award-nominated cover, which cautions us to be wary of truth and fiction on the Internet and how privacy is always disregarded if there's something juicy to be gained. Collects single issues 1-6 of the ongoing series. Verdict A great read for fans of modern thrillers, this frightening story powerfully echoes real-world experiences of what happens when people lose control of their digital image. Explicit themes and language make this recommended for older teens and adults.-Jackie Watkins, Kennesaw State Univ. Lib., GA © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.