Copperhead Vol. 1 | Sticky Note Review


Two weekends ago, T and I went up to Santa Fe for a mini break. Naturally, one of the places we ended up was the comic book store. We actually just happened upon the place – we had some time on the meter after visiting the used bookstore and wandered toward the train tracks.

How fortuitous for us. We’re always looking for new comic series to try (we’re HUGE Saga fans).

We’ve also had good luck with comics that come from Image. Good writing, good illustrating, good stories.


Copperhead takes place in a mining town on a distant planet. There’s a new sheriff in town (from off-world, no less), and she has to deal with some interesting locals, a deputy who harbors some resentment, and a kid who is probably going to get himself into all kinds of mischief. For whatever reason, it makes me think of Firefly, even though there are aliens in this one. Maybe it’s the colors.

Anyway, Here are my thoughts

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#bookaday Copperhead, Vol. 1 created by Jay Faerber and Scott Godlewski. #SNRtbs We picked this up because it was billed by the Sante Fe comic shop we were in as for fans of sci fi. Sci fi is definitely a go-to in my house. I like that the hero is a bad-ass single mom who is trying to balance her life as a sheriff in a place that is recovering from a war with being a mom (and dealing with the kind of shenanigans only a child in a new world can get into). It’s kind of like that Will Smith movie, Bright, but better and set on a terraformed planet. So you have humans, a variety of aliens, and a group referred to as the Natives. At the end of Volume 1, there are so many different places the author could take this – so many different issues to comment on. I’m excited.

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What do you think? Is Copperhead a comic you’ve read or would give a chance?

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