Edgar Allen Poe's The Raven and the Red Death #1

Edgar Allen Poe's The Raven and the Red Death #1

Writer: Richard Corben Artist: Richard Corben Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: October 30, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 2
7.9Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

Unwelcome and bloodthirsty guests are on the move in these two terrifying Poe stories presented by Eisner Hall of Fame inductee Richard Corben.

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Zack Davisson Oct 25, 2013

    Poe and Corben are a perfect blend of two near-perfect artists. And these are some of the best comics of Richard Corben's career. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Fortress of Solitude - Byron Hendricks Nov 1, 2013

    This comic is a great read that shows us the best that both of Corben and Poe have to offer. It is the perfect blend of two artists offering their best works in order to create a timeless comic. One that is good enough to be used as prescribed literature in an students journey towards obtaining a degree in English. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Florida Geek Scene - Shane Hannafey Oct 30, 2013

    I really enjoyed this comic, but most of the reason is because of Corbens incredible art style which brings new life to old stories. Poe is my favorite writer and I have read these stories time and again, but give me an adaptation by Corben and you have made me a very happy comic reader! I definitely recommend it for your Halloween reading! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Michelle White Nov 1, 2013

    Overall, this is another dependably chilling Richard Corben adaptation to round out your Hallowe'en, with the accomplished "Masque of the Red Death" among Corben's most effective adaptations to date. If, by some chance, you haven't checked out the back catalog of these yet, "Red Death" makes a great starting point for the uninitiated. And if, by some chance, you didn't get enough Gothic atmosphere this past week, you'll find enough in this comic to tide you over till next year. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Adam Kelly Oct 30, 2013

    If you're in the spirit of Halloween and are looking for a great comic to sit down and read, look no further than this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Russell Johnson Oct 30, 2013

    Corben's art really shines here and it's as much a celebration as it is a condemnation. The goofy cartoonish look of the King and the costumes the party guests revel in are similarly outlandish and gaudy. Still it's befitting such self-indulgence and gluttony. The Red Death will have it's vengeance and the fallout is another masterpiece of horror and grotesque revenge on the King and his followers. This is a perfect Halloween treat this time of year and I highly recommend seeking out more of Corben's work and enjoy his unique style he possesses and that his work showcases. If you like gruesome dark horror incased in Poe's tales I highly recommend picking this book up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray Oct 31, 2013

    Corben wholly makes it his own world by the end of the piece, not only giving us a twist on one of Poe's most chilling ends ("darkness and decay and the Red Death held illimitable dominion over all") but loudly winking (is that physically possible?) at the reader while doing it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Addicts - Anubhav Dasgupta Nov 7, 2013

    Fans of Edgar Allan Poe might find their feathers ruffled at the additions made to The Raven but fans of Richard Corben will be glad to have more of the master's works in their slimy hands. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Alan Shields Oct 29, 2013

    It is clear that a little familiarity may help some readers, especially in the case of 'The Raven'. I would highly recommend reading 'The Raven' and 'The Masque of The Red Death' anyway, as both can beeasily found online, and it is fun to see how Corben has visualised the central characters compared to how you imagine them when you read the original works. If you choose not to read the source material, however, you should still enjoy this. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Front Towards Gamer - FTG Contributor Oct 28, 2013

    Recently Darkhorse has been boasting that it has some of the best horror comics on the market right now, while I can't say that's true for all of their horror offerings it's certainly true for this one-shot. Corben offers us a unique new take on old stories that really present them in a new and interesting light all smothered in layers of great atmosphere. It's a chilling and macabre read that I highly recommend picking up for fans of Edgar Allen Poe or just horror in general. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Culture Mass - Andy Mansell Oct 30, 2013

    Richard Corben reinterprets Poe and does a bang-up jobyou may disagree with his vision, but the comics will entertain and maybe even challenge you. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AiPT! - Sean M. Thompson Oct 30, 2013

    Corben's art style is very distinct, and it lends itself well to these adaptations. However, things do get very cartoony, which is of course Corben' Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Connor Relyea Nov 1, 2013

    Corben's adaptations of Poe's stories offered a good read, especially on Halloween. It added a spooky side to the books that I read this week. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Oct 31, 2013

    Coupled with wonderful coloring that highlights the grotesque nature of the story, it's a real treat and makes me wish the whole book was an extended adaptation. However, taken as a whole, The Raven and the Red Death is frustrating and only for the Corben completist. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GreyMouser Nov 1, 2013

    An enjoyable 26 pages of great comics from master craftsman Richard Corben. Bound to delight old fans, this may be weird for readers expecting straight adaptations of these tales. I enjoyed the art, stories and twists, even at $4!

  • 6.5
    Fixer1140 Oct 31, 2013

    The art is ok, and the writing is good because it's based off an amazing author. The Red Death is my favorite of Poe's. However, I'd rather just read it, as the imagination can make things much scarier than artwork can.

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