Alice Cooper #1

Alice Cooper #1

Writer: Joe Harris Artist: Eman Casallos Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: September 3, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13
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The X-Files' Joe Harris takes on The Prince of Darkness - Alice Cooper in his FIRST ongoing comic series! Rock n' roll legend Alice Cooper was never a stranger to the mystic and the macabre. His stage shows were the stuff of legend, featuring snakes and pyrotechnics and the invocation of dark themes and darker forces. But while he was a legend in the waking world, few knew his role as "The Lord of Nightmares" beyond it, where he watched over us while we dreamed, and delivered horrors unto the deserving. Only someone took it all away from him, cast him out of his realm and locked him away... until now. And if he's going to reclaim his dark throne, he's going to need all the help he can get!

  • 10
    Geeked Out Nation - Joe Winder Sep 6, 2014

    This was a brilliant start to the series and I really hope it stays this way. Alice Cooper is back and in a big way, might not be a new album but this is a great new saga. If you have ever been a fan of Alice Cooper I highly recommend you pick this comic up. This comic is Cooper welcoming every one to his nightmare, and it's No More Mister Nice Guy. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - AD Boorman Sep 8, 2014

    Anybody can make you fear a reanimated corpse or a 500 foot tall radioactive dinosaur. Making you afraid of a garage sale takes immense talent. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Sushi - Stephen Poferl Sep 3, 2014

    I was so excited to get a chance to read and write about this book. I have loved Alice Cooper ever since I saw Wayne's World in theaters. I'm a little too young to remember him when he was touring, but everything I have heard I love. His motif and character fit perfectly on the pages of a comic book. The style, the genre, everything just screams comics. That is not to say that there isn't opportunity for there to be some serious writing going on, any fan of Alice knows how intelligent he is and anything he lends his name to will probably be up to his snuff. I really think Dynamite has worked their way into a pretty sweet deal here and I hope we can look forward to many more issues to come. Welcome back Alice, we've missed you! Happy reading! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Sep 3, 2014

    Alice Cooper #1 surprised me. I honestly didn't think it would win me over but this particular icon with the right creative team at his back crafted a little treat for fanboys or fangirls. So do yourself a favor: don't dismiss this, go out and sample the awesome because this book comes recommended. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Jess Camacho Sep 5, 2014

    "Alice Cooper" #1 is all set up and has some issues with characterization, but it also has the potential to be a really cool supernatural story. Joe Harris and Eman Csallos seem up to the task and from what we got here, there's little reason to pass on the second issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Gary Smith Sep 2, 2014

    A promising start, setting the scene for the horror to come. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - RobertJCross Sep 3, 2014

    Pretty solid debut, but let's see where it goes... Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Sep 4, 2014

    The first thing readers will see, at least those who purchase the standard cover, is a typically gorgeous cover by David Mack, rendered in his usual watercolor style. Alice Cooper is in washed out greytones, framed by a dark border with characteristically cryptic and abstractly-lettered wording that gives a taste of what's inside, even if the style has nothing in common with Casallos' interiors. In the same kind of amusing vein as the very first "Marvel Comics Super Special" that featured KISS all these years ago, "Alice Cooper" #1 is an enjoyable intro that will be best enjoyed by fans of the tenured rocker, but is plenty readable to others, as well. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Chris Bennett Sep 2, 2014

    While there is nothing wrong with it, the first issue just felt a bit too weird to me, which is why I can't give it a perfect score. However, it does the job well enough of introducing us to this strange new take on a Rock God. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Sep 3, 2014

    Alice Cooper #1 has a lot more going for it than any other “rock n' roll” comic I've ever read, and Harris and Casallos plant some interesting seeds in this first issue. While the first issue won't blow your mind, but the deeper this series gets into the twisted world of Cooper the more interesting it will become. If you're a Cooper fan, spin a record backward and start reading – you'll dig it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Sep 8, 2014

    Honestly, I am pretty much this book's target market: The comic geek old enough to remember the rock of previous decades and appreciate a meta comic book take on 'em. Even though the book wears its influences on its sleeve, Alice Cooper #1 pulls off a pretty amazing trick, engaging me as a reader, and making me want to come back next issue Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Sep 4, 2014

    Alice Cooper #1 is very much a product of a time long past, which is something that writer Joe Harris could have played upon. Instead, the reader is presented with a very by-the-numbers "album summons the devil" comic that just feels tired and a little sad. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Joe Tower Sep 9, 2014

    While Eman Cassalos renderings of the epic showman have a sort of Gothic appeal, it isnt enough to give me any idea of whats going on. Read Full Review

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