The Hollows #1

The Hollows #1

Writer: Chris Ryall Artist: Sam Kieth Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: December 12, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7
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An all-new series from the creator of The Maxx and the co-creator of Zombies vs Robots! Sam Kieth and Chris Ryall transport you to a near-future Japan, where burned-out husks-the Hollows-wantonly devour souls throughout the city. Far above, a segment of society lives safely in giant tree-cities, but the problems below have a way of growing out of control...

  • 9.3
    Multiversity Comics - Michelle White Dec 14, 2012

    Simply put, this is a highly inventive first issue, getting across so much while still feeling like something elegant and monumental. There's no telling where it will take us next, but this already feels like an important story. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Dec 18, 2012

    An effective story that serves as a vehicle for a unique artist to get his work out there. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Daniel Alvarez Dec 12, 2012

    Overall, a very interesting read. The story is rather complex, but easy to follow. Our main character is a good focus, very human. The Hollows are mindless creatures sadly, which makes sense for this kind of story. Honestly though, there's not much difference between them and the zombies from The Walking Dead, I hope coming issues establishes them as more than that. The art is hit or miss, it fits the story well, aside from some rather sketchy scenes. All in all, THE HOLLOWS #1 is a comic to check out, lots of content for the price tag. (And I think manga readers will get a kick out of it.) Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Therapy - thorverine Dec 12, 2012

    The Hollows is a beautiful and emotional start to what promises to be an interesting series. Ryall and Kieth have cobbled together several genres to make one compelling tale. With an interesting story and stunning art, The Hollows has a strong start. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Carl Boehm Dec 12, 2012

    The Hollows builds an interesting world, but not much else; an attractive but underwhelming first effort for a launching book. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Dec 12, 2012

    As much as I felt it was great to see this unique and very different story, I didn't feel that the method the creative team used for storytelling was very provocative. The premise alone is enough to draw a person who is looking for something different in, but the execution of the comic left something to be desired. It felt like I was reading an outline for a script, not the final story. I didn't feel drawn in or like I had connected with the characters in a very profound way. I can appreciate the story the creative team was trying to convey, but ultimately I felt the writing was disconnect from the art. If you like Sam Kieth, though, this is definitely worth a look as it is very Kieth -- he proves here that he hasn't lost his touch for crafting these bizarre and obscure worlds that look half-finished. It's great stuff. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Kevin Mak Dec 17, 2012

    Chris Ryall and Sam Kieth's imaginative comic blends old and new ideas together to form an almost perfect union. Hollows is different from the usual zombie genre or spandex wearing superhero comic. Because of the unusual style, it may discourage new comic fans from reading it. However, it will be interesting where the story goes from the first issue. Read Full Review

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