Chasing The Dead #1

Chasing The Dead #1

Writer: Tim Westland, Matthew Scott Artist: Deitrich Smith Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: November 14, 2012 Critic Reviews: 6
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A stranger has kidnapped Sue's daughter, Lily. But he doesn't want her money, only her suffering - and he will kill Lily if Sue doesn't follow his every command. With detailed instructions, the faceless abductor leads Sue into a blinding snowstorm on the longest night of the year to a place she has not traveled to since childhood. The voice on the other end of her cell phone somehow knows Sue's deepest, most chilling secret - an ominous incident from her past, buried long ago...

Chasing the Dead is a fast-paced, ferociously tense supernatural thriller from the twisted mind of Star Wars horror novelist Joe Schreiber (Red Harvest, Death Troopers).

  • 10
    Unleash The Fanboy - Daniel Alvarez Nov 14, 2012

    Overall, a stellar first issue of Chasing the Dead. In the beginning we have really no idea what's happening, and by the end"we still don't know. That's the good thing about this, you literally don't know what's coming. This comic also boastssome pretty amazingwriting that succeeds in building great tension. I eagerly await the next issue and hope things work out for Sue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Geekality - Worm VonChaos Nov 14, 2012

    This is a book I will add to my pull list. It had the same effect on me as the Walking Dead where I can't wait to read the next issue, due to the wicked cliffhanger at the end of the issue. If you like horror or are just looking for something new to read I highly recommend this title! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Nov 11, 2012

    I would recommend this comic to all horror fans and I can’t wait for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Florida Geek Scene - Zackery Cote May 29, 2013

    Despite a number of absurd moments, Chasing the Dead is an overall good comic, and a fairly enjoyable read. I've never been a fan of zombie stories myself, but this comic is actually less of a zombie horror story and more of a psychological thriller. The fact that the antagonist is rarely seen, only heard, adds to the tension and drama, which is handy because most of the drama ends up falling off completely. If you're a fan of thrillers, you'll probably enjoy Chasing the Dead, but I wouldn't really consider it a must-read title. Unless you want to solve the mystery of the shovel. Seriously, at the end of the comic, Sue sets her car on fire and walks toward a statue and, completely out of nowhere, she produces a shovel. Be on the look out for it. It's at the end of page 83, and its origins are as mysterious as the origins of The Harvester itself. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Read Comic Books - Tommy Lutz Nov 13, 2012

    This is a good mystery story that may fall flat because of its predictability. There are some good underlying plots happening, and the story is interesting. I just hope I can't predict every angle before it happens. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Nov 14, 2012

    One of the things a good horror comic needs to be is unpredictable. The whole point of reading a horror comic is to revel in the suspense of what is happening and readers won't get that here. There is some absolutely awesome dialogue that will certainly draw you into the story and keeping you reading, but there's also this air of predictability to this issue as well. Unfortunately, you kind of know what's going to happen next and the idea here just feels a little bit too cliche. Additionally, the art wasn't terrible, but it was rather mediocre. I don't think the artist spent enough time making sure that characters were presented anatomically correct and a lot of the detail was lost in the inking and coloring of this issue. Overall, it was average; not great, and not terrible. The ending was pretty good and will leave you in suspense. Read Full Review

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