Ice Cream Man #1
OVERSIZED FIRST ISSUE! Chocolate, vanilla, existential horror, drug addiction, musical fantasy…there’s a flavor for everyone’s misery. ICE CREAM MAN is a genre-defying comic book series featuring disparate “one-shot” tales of sorrow, wonder, and redemption. Each installment features its own cast of strange characters, dealing with their own special sundae of suffering. And on the periphery of all of them, like the twinkly music of his colorful truck, is the Ice Cream Man—a weaver of stories, a purveyor of sweet treats. Friend. Foe. God. Demon. The man who, with a snap of his fingers—lickety split!—can change the course of your life forever.

Ice Cream Man #1 Details

TitleIce Cream Man #1
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJan 17th, 2018
PublisherImage Comics
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Horror, Comics

Ice Cream Man #1 Review

  • Sam Quixote
    January 1, 1970
    Rick is an old-fashioned ice cream man out to serve as many happy customers as possible. What’s your favourite flavour - vanilla, chocolate? He’ll serve it up to you lickety split! J/K, LOL! Of course that’s not what this series is about - would anyone publish anything so mundane? But I went into Ice Cream Man #1 not knowing a single thing about the title or what to expect and I think that worked in its favour because I really enjoyed the surprises. So, I’m going to keep this review as vague as Rick is an old-fashioned ice cream man out to serve as many happy customers as possible. What’s your favourite flavour - vanilla, chocolate? He’ll serve it up to you lickety split! J/K, LOL! Of course that’s not what this series is about - would anyone publish anything so mundane? But I went into Ice Cream Man #1 not knowing a single thing about the title or what to expect and I think that worked in its favour because I really enjoyed the surprises. So, I’m going to keep this review as vague as possible for potential readers to get the most out of it like I did. W. Maxwell Prince’s writing is perfectly measured and understated - not over-or-underwritten - and I liked Martin Morazzo’s art a lot, which I’d never seen before. It reminded me a lot of Frank Quitely’s style and that dude is one of my favourite comics artists of all time so that’s definitely a massive plus for this comic! Who Rick turned out to secretly be was the only let-down for me. Once you figure out what style of series this comic is, Rick’s “real” appearance is disappointingly generic and underwhelming, though I’m sure it’s meant to be more... than it is (eh? I’m not telling - keepin’ it as inscrutable as poss!). Otherwise, the little details about Rick - his seemingly magical ice-cream powers and bizarre ad playing on the TV in the kid’s house - are intriguing and add to the comic’s overall mystique. I’ve got a vague idea of what this series is shaping up to be but I’d need to read more to know for sure - and I’m definitely coming back for a second scoop after this very entertaining first issue! Though it’s not doing anything especially original, Ice Cream Man is still one of Image’s most interesting new titles in some time purely for telling a compelling story well. If you’re after a comic that’s definitely not vanilla, give it a taste! Lickety split…
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  • Shannon
    January 1, 1970
    Very strange from the get-go but it definitely held my attention.2.5 - I liked this but not enough to round it up.
  • Vinton Bayne
    January 1, 1970
    Very weird and very interesting. I'm not really sure what to make of it.
  • annie
    January 1, 1970
    i— i wasn’t not expecting that. i wasn’t expecting much, really. i’ll certainly be keeping up with the series because i have to know what the hell is going on in this town.
  • Tony Stark
    January 1, 1970
    This was creepy as hell 👀
  • Pop Bop
    January 1, 1970
    Fear and Loathing and An Ice Cream TruckAny comic featuring a cheerful, brightly colored, ice cream truck and a police detective noting that "the woman's carrying her cat's skeleton around in her purse", is doing something right.This is a series of one-shot weird tales, featuring sorrow, suffering, and angst, tied together by a crisp, clean demon and a dry, deadpan narrative style. In this one there's something wrong happening in the neighborhood, and a few weary cops have to investigate. The ch Fear and Loathing and An Ice Cream TruckAny comic featuring a cheerful, brightly colored, ice cream truck and a police detective noting that "the woman's carrying her cat's skeleton around in her purse", is doing something right.This is a series of one-shot weird tales, featuring sorrow, suffering, and angst, tied together by a crisp, clean demon and a dry, deadpan narrative style. In this one there's something wrong happening in the neighborhood, and a few weary cops have to investigate. The cheery drawing style and snappy patter, of course, are in opposition to the dark doings, which is sort of the point.I don't know where this will go, (this is issue #1), but there's always room for irony and brittle humor, so I'm game. (Please note that I was afforded, for free, the opportunity to read an ecopy of this book, but without a review requirement, or any influence regarding review content should I choose to post a review. Apart from that I have no connection at all to either the author or the publisher of this book.)
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  • Angel Hench
    January 1, 1970
    Well that was super creepy and wonderful. I'm not even sure what to say except that if you see this, buy it. Dang. (I know this isn't really a helpful review, but I'm not even sure what I read yet, lol.)
  • Chris Thompson
    January 1, 1970
    Great artwork and some nicely written dialogue. The setup and introduction of characters is intriguing. The second half becomes so over-the-top the story falls apart. Prince ends up trying just a little too hard for this to work.
  • Neha
    January 1, 1970
    😁
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