Review: Archer Coe & the Thousand Natural Shocks (Archer Coe, Vol #1) by Jamie S. Rich & Dan Christensen

Friday, November 16, 2018

Title: Archer Coe & the Thousand Natural Shocks 

Series: Archer Coe, Vol #1

Author: Jamie S. Rich & Dan Christensen

Genre: Adult, Graphic Novel, Crime and Mystery

Publication Date: June 10th, 2014 by Diamond Book Distributors 

Format: e-arc

Source: I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


Archer Coe is a performing hypnotist with the stage name “The Mind's Arrow.”

When his nightly shows are over, he moonlights as a special consultant for the rich and powerful.

His latest client is a woman who claims to know him, but whom he swears he's never met.

Things take a strange turn for the worse when her husband ends up dead, and police suspect Archer of not just killing him, but also of being a sinister killer nicknamed “The Zipper.”

Archer has no memory of any of this, but it's making him doubt whether or not he's got blood on his hands.

Could the master of other people's minds be losing his own?

*** I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review, thank you so much to the Diamond Book Distributors publisher for the opportunity to read and review Archer Coe & the Thousand Natural Shocks! ***

I really loved and enjoyed Archer Coe & the Thousand Natural Shocks graphic novel I read this book back in May and it was a lot of fun to read. This graphic novel had a lot of twists and turns and it also played mind games with the readers as well it certainly played tricks with my mind while I was reading Archer Coe & the Thousand Natural Shocks. This graphic novel also has an unreliable main character Archer telling the story I didn't know if he was making things up or he was truly the killer. Now I won't go into any details about this book because I don't want to get a spoiler for anybody. But I absolutely love everything about this graphic novel the plotline and aspect of Archer Coe & the Thousand Natural Shocks is a new refreshing story that I haven't read a story like this one before. But I have read a character who is an unreliable main character and I will tell you all I really love reading an unreliable main character pov. It really was kind of creepy and crazy reading about how unreliable Archer really was, I think Archer also thought he was going crazy with everything that was going on with him in this graphic novel. There are also a lot of twists and turns and secrets that have been revealed in Archer Coe & the Thousand Natural Shocks and there are also lots, lots, lots, of mind games in this amazing graphic novel though I couldn't tell what was real or not in this book and left me guessing until the very end of this graphic novel. I just love when a graphic novel plays mind tricks on me and surprise me until the end. I really love the graphic art in Archer Coe & the Thousand Natural Shocks as well the art was really aesthetically pleasing to the eye I just love it all. The writing style was flawless and foreshadowing as well I couldn't get enough of this graphic novel I had to find out what was going to happen next. All the characters were very complex and very well developed especially Archer even though he sometimes drove me crazy while I was reading this graphic novel. All and all Archer Coe and the Thousand Natural Shocks Vol. 1 was a really amazingly great graphic novel that I would love to continue reading more of the Archer Coe series!

Jamie S. Rich (Author)

Rich is an author of both proses (Cut My Hair, I Was Someone Dead and The Everlasting) and comics (the two-volume series Love the Way You Love; the Spell Checkers series). His third full-length novel, Have You Seen the Horizon Lately?, was released by Oni Press in the summer of 2007. He regularly collaborates with artist Joelle Jones, including the Oni graphic novels 12 Reasons Why I Love Her and You Have Killed Me. Rich most recently wrote It Girl & the Atomics for Image Comics and A Boy and a Girl with artist Natalie Nourigat. He also serialized his fourth novel, Bobby Pins, and Mary J Janes, online.

 Dan Christensen (Illustrator) 

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