A haunting first chapter in what promises to be a spellbinder Burns control of the story is masterful it will leave you begging for the rest of the story. "Publishers Weekly"
Like an apocalyptic hallucination the visionary artistry of Burns exists beyond the bounds of time and constraints of conventional narrative. "Kirkus" starred review
Tantalizing a gorgeous head trip. "New York Magazine"
Gorgeously ghoulish it will leave you hungry for more. "Philadelphia Inquirer
" Nightmarish but oddly innocent some of his most visually mesmerizing and handsomely presented work to date. " Santa Cruz Metro
" A fantastic meta-reality where Burns spastic yet tightly reined imagination is allowed to feed on itself deliciously. " AV Club
" Creepily intimate Burns best-looking work to date. "Newsday"
Burns s comics are fluid, smooth and as solidly built as a vintage TV set, but they shudder with the chill of the uncanny. "New York Times Book Review"
I hope it's the first of many. Straight.com
A surrealistic, often horrifying book a Tintin homage for grown-ups. "The Stranger
Headily beautiful a trippy experience. " New York Press"
Bizarre, haunting, horrific, funny Burns is skilled at paralyzing readers, and leading us into worlds we never knew existed. "USA Today
" Burns fans will definitely get their dollar's worth of weirdness Burns has outdone himself in sheer ambition. " Los Angeles Times
" Long awaited first chapter in what promises to be a trippy, wildly experimental and typically disquieting epic. " npr.org
" An essential addition. Indie Street Reads
Uncompromisingly hallucinogenic storytelling haunting. Omnivoracious.com
Weird, wild stuff brimming with punk rock energy and druggy art madness. artklept.com
Its pleasures are many a very beautiful book. The Guardian
Decadent His art is as unique as always, and rich in style as distinctive as any artist this one throbs with color. Even with the vibrancy, it s still unsettling. Bookgasm
Cause for celebration a visual feast as much as a literary one, and it dwells in the mind long after the final pages have turned. Culture Mob
Vivid, glorious weirdness a gorgeous book, both attractive and repulsive highly recommended. bibliokept.org
Taps into the archive of gothic and grotesque imagery What s dormant inside of Tintin the abject fear that Herge rarely acknowledges X ed Out brings to life. The Comics Journal
Burns dares you to give him control, stop guessing, and just let him take you where he wants to go with the story. But you have to have the courage to do so highly recommended. Comics Waiting Room
The plot is something you ve come to expect from Burns a premise loaded with darkness and mystery with potential for a great deal of humor With a creator like Burns, you know whatever you get will be good. Broken Frontier.com
Visceral, emotional, and nightmarish. Bookslut.com
Intriguing brilliantly ominous. The Skinny
Epic Burns has given us a dazzling spectral fever-dream and a comic-book masterpiece. The Geek Curmudgeon
Burns is gifted at rendering a peculiar mix of lust and innocence The brilliance of this volume of X'ed Out is that Burns's mirroring of Herge's visual and thematic motifs never seems heavy-handed a masterful volume " Book Forum
" A gratifyingly dense work that rewards multiple readings. "AV Club
Terrifically creepy I loved every second of this book. Boing Boing
" X ed Out is easily the best comic I ve read this year, and we re living in an age when ambitious, ground-breaking comics are hardly in short supply. Unreservedly recommended. " FA online
" The art in X ed Out is immaculate the world he has crafted is so rich and full of life. " Comicbuzz.com
" Surreal Waiting for volume 2 is going to be tough. " Vice Magazine
"Waiting for volume 2 is going to be tough. " Vice Magazine
" Quite possibly the beginning of Burns finest work. MTV Geek
This is the only comic I ve ever seen that stabs back at the light that encases it, that radiated something off the page and into my eyesight, that "actually made my eyes do something they wouldn t have otherwise" it ll go down in history as a masterpiece. " "Comics Alliance
Challenging and unique an engaging, engrossing start by one of the most talented comic artists working today. October Country blog
You don t need any special knowledge to appreciate "X ed Out" You just have to remember what it s like to be a teenager, to feel alone and lost and stung by love. Courier-Journal.com"show more