Curse #1

Curse #1

Writer: Michael Moreci, Tim Daniel Artist: Riley Rossmo, Colin Lorimer Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: January 15, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 2
8.3Critic Rating
9.5User Rating

WHY WE LOVE IT: BOOM! Studios has a long history of publishing some of the industry's best modern horror, and CURSE takes us back to our roots with a werewolf story unlike any you've ever seen.
WHY YOU WILL LOVE IT: The CURSE creative team practically screams "horror" from writers Michael Moreci (HOAX HUNTERS) & Tim Daniel (ENORMOUS) and artists Riley Rossmo (DRUMHELLAR) & Colin Lorimer (UXB), you're in store for a smart, realistic, and haunting read.
WHAT IT'S ABOUT: Laney Griffith is a man who will do anything to save his son from leukemia, but the cost of treatment has broken him financially. When he pursues an elusive murderer in the wilderness of his small, rural community, in the hopes of securing a substantial bounty, Laney is confronted with something he never could have expected: a werewolf. The captive lycan, in human form, turns Laney's life upsidedown, forcing him to confront his haunted past and race against the clock-because the wolf will return, and Laney's son's

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Erik McAlister Jan 15, 2014

    I'd be lying if I said that I wasn't very excited for what these very talented creators have in store for us. This book is going to be worth every second that you'll spend flipping through its pages. Curse is fast, smart, and brutal. Three ingredients for one hell of a ride. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Stash My Comics - Leo Johnson Jan 15, 2014

    Curse might just be the first big creator-owned book launched in 2014. The creative team is one that fans can only dream of and they execute the book so very well. If issue 1 is any indication, this miniseries will be a big deal. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Rhymes With Geek - Kyle Overkill Jan 14, 2014

    This is a very strong first issue in this four part tale. There are glimpses of horror mixed with a heavy dose of human drama. Moreci and Daniel have written a story about a desperate man willing to do anything to save his son, which makes the possibilities of the depths we could see Laney go endless. Rossimo and Lorimer provide quality art that work hand in hand to provide the tone and imagery that make the grim tale that is Curse. If you miss this series you will surely be cursing yourself out later. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Jimbus_Christ Jan 15, 2014

    So far the story fails to do anything new with the werewolf as a genre, or concept. Were treated to some incredibly familiar elements that fail to bring anything new to the premise of a werewolf stalking a small town. However, Moerci and Daniel have crafted a script that is paced with a certain urgency that will leave you wanting more and still manage to find time for great character moments. The visual style is cold and unrelenting. Creating one of the most finely crafted first issues of horror that you'll find on the stands. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Jan 16, 2014

    There's also something raw and visceral about the artwork in this story, which is incredibly well suited to this story of a family slowly tearing at the seams"and a werewolf literally tearing a town apart. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Flip Geeks - Ryan Villanueva Jan 20, 2014

    It's hard to write a review without spoiling anything but Curse is a comic book that you need to experience for yourself. Curse is a well written story with a different approach to a well known horror character with a dark and gritty artwork to match. All I have are praises for this book and as you might have read I couldn't hide my satisfaction on this review. I have high hopes on the succeeding issues and I'm interested as to how this story would develop. Curse #1 is one of the surprising great reads I have in a while. I highly recommend picking up this book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Jan 21, 2014

    The art team also gets double-power with Riley Rossmo and Colin Lorimer on the art duties with Jim Cambell on the letters. It would have been nice to have had a breakdown on which pages were done by Rossmo and which were done by Lorimer. There's an obvious shift in the art style in the second half of the issue, but I'm hesitant to say that that's the only place where the art shifts. I couldn't really tell if there was a shift in the rest of the issue, so I'll just say that overall, the art is pretty amazing. The characters are very expressive and you can really feel their emotions, whether we talk about their sadness or their indignation or their anger or their rage or anything else. The scenes with the monster are also good ones, whether we see it post-capture or Laney's first encounter with it. I definitely had fun. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Jan 25, 2014

    Curse is off to a great start.  This is the kind of origin issue you want from a new story.  There's just enough information to make it worth your $4, with enough questions to make you want to come back for more.  The shots of the werewolf are sparse, but the scares come from the fact that that Griffin is taking the first steps down a dark path and he doesn't even realize it. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Jan 16, 2014

    Riley Rossmo and Colin Lorimer are two artists whose names you should know. Lorimer takes the lead here, drawing the bulk of the comic and doing a hell of a job with it. The man handles characters and expressions as well as any of the big guns in the industry, and that shows. The first few pages will sell you on the series, no doubt. Those first few pages have enough darkness and horror to carry the whole issue. It's brutal stuff. Rossmo handles a brief flashback, and it looks really good. As a huge Rossmo fan, it is not lightly that I say that his pages are the weakest of the comic. Not bad, but Lorimer is good, any time he steps out, it's just a damn shame. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson Jan 14, 2014

    Curse is a horror comic that works on almost every level, and while this issue is mainly set-up, it does its job perfectly in immersing us in this world, getting our pulses racing, and making us want to know more. Well worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Jan 19, 2014

    We're early into 2014 and hopefully Curse is a sign of what we can expect from comics this year. It's a great debut and a series everyone should check out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jan 15, 2014

    Picking up a new series or miniseries is often a gamble. There are many books on sale but it's worth it to take a risk from time to time. CURSE may be a horror-type story dealing with a man hunting a killer but there is more to it than that. You find yourself caring about the main character and you'll want to see if he can succeed on his mission. With the way things go in this first issue, you can't help but wonder what else is coming up. Michael Moreci and Tim Daniel set up the series nicely and the art by Riley Rossmo and Colin Lorimer is a cool combination. CURSE was a nice surprise and it's great to see new and original stories still hitting the shelves. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GoCollect - @TonyTheGamerDad Jan 17, 2014

    This comic may not be the typical type of story you think of when you here the words comic book, but it should be. It has strong characters, a focused story, and makes you actually care about the hero of the book and genuinely worry if he will make it out of the book alive. This may not be from one of the bigger comic companies, but it delivers a lot more than some of their recent books. I highly recommend you pick this book up, just be sure to read it with the lights on... Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Jan 20, 2014

    Rossmo's cover with Laney in the foreground amongst a blood spatter pattern making up a monstrous face is inspired. The werewolf (werewolves?) in the story follow a fairly classic pattern so far, but the motivation of the characters breaks from the standard mold. This first issue effectively mixes setup and action and concluded with a scene that definitely had me wanting more. I'll definitely be back for the rest of this 4 issue series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBuzz - Ollie Jan 28, 2014

    When we start the story we see Laney with someone in captivity and then the book flashes back to show us some back story and make the readers feel some empathy for him. The story is an extremely fast read and the hunt by Laney and the altercation just flies by to set up the second issue. Moreci and Daniel craft a story that sucks you in emotionally with the plight and Griffins son and provoke a sense of threat during the hunt scenes. Having two artists can often give a book a rushed look but the art in this book moves seamlessly from one artist to the next. This short series is well worth taking a chance on. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    TheCultDen - Matt Johnson Mar 10, 2014

    As an opening issue Curse #1 does exactly what you'd expect; we meet the characters, there's some story beats teased, a killer ending and a splatter of grisly horror visuals. It's not massively original so far, but it just does what it does very well. The fact it's only four issues gives me faith as well, since you know they're not going to drag this out too much. Going by the first issue that sounds like the right amount of instalments for this story too. The bottom line is if you're looking for a new horror comic to check out, Curse fits the bill. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Jan 16, 2014

    Curse is off to a promising start. The initial issue wastes no time by giving a personality to the lead character, showing the capabilities of the werewolf and getting down to the blood. The plots that are introduced don't mature in this issue but the setup seems sound enough to check out the rest of the series. This is a good first comic to what looks to be a promising mini-series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Jan 17, 2014

    Still, it's effective. This is advertised as a survival story, and it all feels fittingly cold and fraught, but what appealed to me most was the creative team's approach to this genre thus far. Survival in this world is a waiting game rather than a fistfight. The characters have to outlast, not outmatch, their opponents, and the former can be much harder to do. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comicosity - Jessica Boyd Jan 19, 2014

    With monsters of all sorts, vampires, zombies, witches and werewolves, filling up the comic shelves for the past few years, it will be interesting to see where this book finally settles. It's a strong start filled with lots of potential. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Jan 14, 2014

    Considering I knew nothing about this book before picking it up, it was a surprisingly good read. If you are a fan of the horror or paranormal genre, then this comic book is right up your alley! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Ed0025 Jan 17, 2014

    Excellent start to this series, great artwork and story. Really enjoyed it and eagerly look forward to the next issue.

  • 9.0
    Brandon Tindle Jan 16, 2014

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