Hellraiser #1

Hellraiser #1

Writer: Clive Barker Artist: Leonardo Manco Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: March 23, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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One of the greatest horror franchises of all time returns, now under the control of its original creator! Clive Barker has touched HELLRAISER only twice: once to write THE HELLBOUND HEART, and once more to write and direct the original HELLRAISER film. Now witness Barker's long-awaited return to tell a new chapter in the series' official continuity—a trajectory that will forever change the Cenobites... and Pinhead! So prepare your soul for an epic journey into horror from one of the medium's greatest voices, and starring one of the medium's greatest characters, in an unforgettable new chapter of HELLRAISER. BONUS: this epic 40-page first issue features a 10-page backup story written by the co-writer and co-director of THE MATRIX trilogy, Larry Wachowski!

Featuring covers from legendary artist Tim Bradstreet and LEGENDS: THE ENCHANTED artist Nick Percival.

  • 10
    A Comic Book Blog - Victor Kutsenok Mar 30, 2011

    I'm definitely looking forward to where this book will take us. As long as the visuals stay this good and the pace continues to be maintained, I'll be there to enjoy it. Read Full Review

  • 10
    16BitMonster - Hamilton Ortiz Apr 13, 2011

    We strongly recommend all comic geeks, horror fans, general people who are interested in getting into comics, and of course fans of the films to pick the issue up. Its the perfect starting point for anyone looking for a new series to dive into and the comic book series will directly continue from where the films left off courtesy of Clive Barker. Fans of the films wont be disappointed! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Mike McLarty Mar 28, 2011

    Along with Freddy Kruger and Jason Vorhees, Pinhead is one of the most influential monsters birthed in the last 30 years. Where the sequels have squandered the inherent terror of the Hellraiser franchise, your comics shop is ready to reintroduce you to the revitalized horror contained within these pages. Top quality horror comics are almost as rare as new product offerings from Barker. Combine the excellence of this book along with Barker's undeniable pedigree, and Hellraiser #1 earns 4.5 out of 5 Stars. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Joel Crabtree Mar 29, 2011

    Some readers -- even some die-hard horror fans -- will never be interested in Hellraiser or Clive Barker's twisted vision. For those who can stomach it -- or even appreciate it -- Hellraiser #1 is a worthy reintroduction to the series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    cxPulp - Andrea Speed Mar 23, 2011

    I feel that Barker has been underrated as a writer, which is a damn shame, as he is great. I can still remember a short story of his I read fifteen years ago that still resonates with me, and few horror stories have that kind of staying power. Hellraiser fans should definitely pick this up and give it a look, but the art is a bit more impressive than the story, although Im curious to see if they can pull off what Pinhead plans, and how. Its either going to be brilliant or a disaster. Who wants to find out with me? Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Mar 23, 2011

    "Hellraiser" is back, and while it might not tear your soul apart it will give it a solid needling and a nookie to grow on. Its not a bad comic, but most of it does feel like more of the same. Considering the mountain of sequel dreck fans have forced themselves through, something a little more should have been offered. The daughter angle feels too obvious, but Pinheads journey may just save this comic. Only time will tell. I think Pinhead should garner at least a few more issues to prove to people what hes up to. Its not often a slasher gets the opportunity to experience character development and growth. Read Full Review

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