Purgatori #1

Purgatori #1

Writer: Aaron Gillespie Artist: Javier Garcia-Miranda Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: September 17, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 1
5.5Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Spinning out of Dynamite's best-selling Chaos! Universe, Purgatori flies like a vampire bat out of hell into the pages of her own ongoing series! Trapped in hell, the bitch-queen learns that the Devil doesn't play games. Can she outwit Lucifer or will he make her regret the day she crossed him? The titillating tale begins right here!

  • 9.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Joe Winder Sep 17, 2014

    Over all it was a great read. I've been a fan of Purgatori for a long time so going into it I wasn't sure how I would feel after I read it. I am really glad that the writer was able to find a beginning to please not just new readers but also long time fans. Purgatori is in for an interesting ride to get to the power she once held, how she gets there will be fun to see. I'm really interested in seeing if Lucifer will throw anything more in her path on the way there. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geekality - Gregory Thompson Sep 15, 2014

    A great first issue for Purgatori. The story is still in its infancy, with just enough information to let you know about the main cast and whats about to happen to them. Its one I recommend, even if you dont know who Purgatori is. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Graphic Policy - Edward Wendt Sep 16, 2014

    Though she is potentially new to a lot of readers, the main character is still approachable. She is bad, but also a little good, serious but also sassy. It makes for the kind of character that can hold a series even if the setting is not very interesting. As this series stands for me, I will check out issue #2 to see where it goes, even if it is not my style, just because the writer has made the character compelling enough. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Buccaneer Book Reviews - Have-A-Peg Pete Sep 22, 2014

    Anytime someone runs with the whole dark side of Christian mythology thing, they usually get my attention, and with an underdog this dark I'm intrigued to keep reading just to see who I actually want to pull for. I say this is worth a watch. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Daniel Pearson Sep 15, 2014

    With an uneven start the story and art Purgatori #1 soon finds its pace and finishes on a winner but with so many questions as to the who's and what's, hopefully more will be explored in the later issues. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Rhymes With Geek - Ben Penfold-Marwick Sep 21, 2014

    Purgatori #1 is a guilty pleasure. It's cheesy, dumb, and not the most progressive representation of women, but it doesn't claim to be either. It reads like a b-grade horror film and looks like a heavy metal album sleeve from the 1980s. If that's your thing, this is kind of great. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    AiPT! - John F. Trent Sep 18, 2014

    Purgatori #1 was mediocre. It had some shining moments with several panels of Miranda's artwork being stunning while others have the reader scratching their head. The story in general was nothing new or exciting, but certain parts of the dialogue were enjoyable. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Sep 17, 2014

    The chances of me being back for another issue of Purgatori is slim and none which is a really big disappointment considering how much I like the character; the problem being" this isn't a good depiction of the character. Don't waste your time or money on this one folks. Read Full Review

  • 1.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Sep 19, 2014

    Gillespie spends most of "Purgatori" #1 piling on ideas that are intended to make the reader squirm, like torture, assault, rape, murder and vampirism. None of those pieces are crafted into a story, but simply jam together to form a diluted, uninteresting and unmemorable backstory. The debut issue comes across as a perverted pipe dream or a rejected script to a horror movie that treads a little too closely to being a porno. Unless that's your preference, there isn't much to like and certainly not enough story to enjoy, let alone remember. "Purgatori" #1 features a twisted soul cast out of Hell, but does nothing to incite the readership to care. Read Full Review

  • 1.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Sep 22, 2014

    I haven't said this about a book in quite some time, but Purgatori is shelf-listed, meaning it's not worth your time, money or the minimal amount of mental energy it would take to read all 32 pages. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Educated Reader Oct 1, 2014

    Ah, yes -- here come the politically correct bashers, who have no problem giving Collins' Vampirella praise. Is it because the writer is male and makes you feel uncomfortable? Isn't that the whole point of the story? It's absolutely gory horrific, and the fact fact that Sakkara is now "normal" makes this a very interesting read. Highly recommended!

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