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Flawed #1 (of 6)

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 7 critic ratings.

BITTER ROOT cowriter CHUCK BROWN and superstar artist PRENZY (ON THE STUMP) reunite for this ultra-violent, high-octane limited series that’s Frasier meets The Punisher!

Gem Ezz is a psychiatrist in the Kafkaesque city of Setham, where corruption and brutality rule the streets. By day, she uses words to solve her patients’ problems. By night, she takes a more direct—and sometimes deadly—approach. But when her practice puts her in the sights of an immortal serial killer, Gem finds herself embroiled in a power struggle that threatens everything she’s ever known.

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Kindle Edition
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28 pages
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7 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 96

    You Don't Read Comics

    It’s an impressive opening issue. As a hero, Gem is just really, really cool. She’s somewhere between Batman and the Punisher, but something far darker and badass than either of them had managed. As a whole, Flawed is deliciously over-the-top. It’s urban horror action on a level that feels powerful enough to launch its own franchise. With any luck, the right people see this, and it takes off.

  • 90

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Chuck Brown crafts an extremely interesting and engaging story in this first issue. The premise is filled with great characters and action. The mystery at the heart of the first issue immediately caught my attention and makes me excited to see what happens with the characters and the world Brown is creating.

    The Art: Prenzy delivers some beautifully detailed and visually engaging art. The visuals are immersive and transport the reader into a new and unique world.

  • 90

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Flawed #1 is a tremendous story. Brown creates a world steeped in corruption, where those in power will do anything to stay in power. But how does that affect the little people, those without money or power? Who will look out for the ones who get trampled on? This issue doesn’t answer these questions, but we are introduced to some of the people who will try.

    Brown delivers with this issue. It’s a gripping start, focusing on in-your-face action, Brown gives just enough information to leave readers satisfied and wanting more.

    The art of Flawed #1 is great. Prenzy, doing both linework and colors, brings life to Brown’s world. The curved linework gives a softness to the issue that was unexpected but worked. Some of the artwork can be slightly gory, but with a book like this, that’s not an issue and helps to convey just how frustrated Dr. Ezz feels about the state of her city.

    A promising first issue, Flawed #1 introduces some kickass characters and an interesting take on justice.

  • 90


    Flawed #1 is an action-packed book with a lot to say. It has some good twists and is worth picking up at your local comic book retailer. Writer Chuck Brown, artist Prenzy, and everyone else who worked on this series has a hit on their hands for sure.

  • 85


    Flawed #1 is a look at a city and a would-be savior. But how far is Dr. Gem Ezz willing to go and is this the only way? Of course her initial threat may not be her only one for long. Just like the opening of this issue suggests – you can make the wrong decision if your vision isn’t right.

  • 85

    Multiversity Comics

    Again, nothing here is revolutionary, but it’s a great reminder that you don’t need to reinvent the wheel if you have a solid story and dynamic action. “Flawed” #1 moves at a rapid clip. It establishes the characters fast and gets them right into the action. It was honestly kind of shocking when you got to the end of the first issue, simply because it did so much with incredibly minimum effort. The issue leaves you wanting more without leaving you unsatisfied with the experience you get. While some comics are paced like a novel, setting up multiple mysteries and threads with little reason to come back, Brown paces this like a proper serial. You get just enough information to set the hook while giving you the action and adventure you want to check out next month. It’s an impressive balancing act.

    While it’s not breaking new grounds, “Flawed” #1 is an exciting start that reminds you that being familiar doesn’t mean boring.

  • 80

    Flawed #1 brings forward a brutal tale of murder and revenge that leans into psychological warfare in a refreshing way. Filled with thick line art and bold colors, Image’s new story promises to explore some wild crimes and even wilder psychoses before all is said and done. So if you are ready to read a headstrong mystery, this graphic thriller is off to a promising start.

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