Wayward Vol. 1 Reviews!


Wayward Volume 1: String Theory arrived in comic shops last week and the response has been incredible. So, so proud of our whole team on this and am overjoyed that current and new readers alike are picking it up and enjoying it. Here’s the response from reviewers so far…

Amazon.com: “★★★★½”

Comicosity: “Writer Jim Zub and artist Steve Cummings go above and beyond, in terms of their research for this series, ranging from Tokyo architecture to Japanese ghost lore and history.”

Experiments In Manga: “I thoroughly enjoyed the first volume of Wayward—it has chaotic action as well as quiet moments, humor as well as drama—and look forward to the next instalment a great deal.”

Forces of Geek: ” Wayward emerges as a coming of age tale about finding one’s own identity as an outsider and adapting to a new world through non-cultural similarities with others, creating a relatable narrative for anyone who has ever had to adapt to a new environment with other people who also are new and/or don’t quite fit in.”

Geeked Out Nation: 10/10 “Wayward is a fantastic series and this trade is absolutely something you need to pick up. It’s for fans of manga, magic, Japanese culture and kick ass female leads. It features beautiful art and thoughtful back matter. “Wayward” is a winner and easily deserves the title of ‘trade of the month’.”

Geeks of Doom: “These first five issues do an excellent job of setting up some good ongoing mysteries as well as an interesting cast and a unique setting for everyone to play in.”

Good Reads: 4/5 “I really enjoyed the first volume of Wayward. It has a lot going for it with an interesting narrative, cool characters, and gorgeous art with even better looking fight scenes.”

Hidden In Pages: 4/5 “I loved the characters and their cool powers and also the creepy monsters based in Japanese mythology. The illustration was top notch and the story was well done.”

It’s Super Effective: “If you don’t read indy comics and you want to start, read Wayward. It’s my favorite series at the moment. It’s absolutely perfect.”

Kirkus: 8/10 “Wayward is full-on awesome….I love the attention to detail and the attempt to capture Tokyo in a way that feels incredibly genuine”

Maxx’s Super Awesome Comic Review Show: “They’re really outdoing everyone now. Crushing it.”

Northbrook Public Library: “this series is truly an addicting read and the artwork, which excels at capturing the exotic locations and the characters’ street fashions, is nothing short of spectacular.”

Pop Matters: 8/10 “Wayward is well worth a read – let’s hope this one sticks around for a while.”

Pop Matters: 8/10 “Wayward is well worth a read – let’s hope this one sticks around for a while.”

Starburst: 8/10 “Cummings’ art is pleasantly detailed, right down to the background kanji, which gives Japanese speakers hints and clues on the plot.”

Tsana’s Reads: 8/10 “I would definitely recommend Wayward to anyone interested in the setting and/or stories about teenagers with superpowers.”

Wayward Vol. 1
String Theory

(issues #1-5)

Rori Lane is trying to start a new life when she reunites with her mother in Japan, but ancient creatures lurking in the shadows of Tokyo sense something hidden deep within her, threatening everything she holds dear. Can she unlock the secrets of her power before it’s too late?

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