Monocyte #1

Monocyte #1

Writer: Kasra Ghanbari, menton3 Artist: menton3 Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: October 12, 2011 Critic Reviews: 4
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Two warring immortal races rule a scarred world where time has no meaning. Death (Azrael) sits impotent, quietly planning his restoration. He summons Monocyte, a forgotten immortal necromancer who long ago chose sleep in his failed quest to die. With a fatal pact sealed, Monoctye strikes out as Azraelā€™s vicious proxy. Art by menton3 (ZvR: Aventure, Silent Hill) and co-written by Kasra Ghanbari.

  • 9.5
    ComicBuzz - shabbir Oct 20, 2011

    Monocyte #1 has set the standard for horror comics. Issue #1 has been the scariest comic I have read all year, simply stunning. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Lonmonster Dec 26, 2011

    The combination of atypical prose, the deeply metaphoric, and the artistic style make this book so much more terrifying than any currently running horror book. Monocyte may just be the next big thing in horror, going beyond our imagination into the realm of the unknown. There is a certain pseudo-Lovecraftian vision that comes out of Monocyte with its cosmic level of terror, and I feel, or perhaps hope, this will really pave the way for a new kind of horror. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Outer Realm Comics - LJK Jan 16, 2012

    Cover 4/5 - I saw the cover in the appropriate months 'Previews', and that was encouraged me to look further. Much like the rest of the book, it's only once you have a copy in your hands that you appreciate the detail that is involved. The only reason I didn't give it a five, was that it opens the argument of H.R Geiger before people might actually give it a proper look. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Oct 15, 2011

    I admire the illustration, whose Giger influences are quite clear, but I found it difficult to invest any sympathy or choose any side in the plot. The races in the book are evil and alien, really alien. They're thinking does not resemble even a shred of human process. That's a creative accomplishment, but it does make both cultures difficult to root for. Read Full Review

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