A Voice In The Dark #1

A Voice In The Dark #1

Writer: Larime Taylor Artist: Larime Taylor Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: November 20, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 1
8.9Critic Rating
10User Rating

It’s been 72 days since Zoey killed someone. With her recent move to college, Zoey is eager to start a fresh chapter of her life — one where she can control her dark urges the way she has before. But when she becomes the host of a late-night campus radio show, Zoey must consider if she has given a voice to something far more troubled than her anonymous callers.

  • 10
    Comicosity - J Skyler Sep 16, 2013

    A Voice in the Dark is such a story. It may not be as gory as The Walking Dead " in fact, it reads like an extremely reserved variation of NBC's Hannibal " but it is equally complex psychologically. Taylor invites us to peer into the mind of a killer, the anti-hero Zoey Aarons, a young woman who for all intents and purposes leads a deceptively normal life. She is not a model sociopath and, unlike Showtime's Dexter, we can't rationalize our sympathy towards her based on the idea her victim " although far from innocent " actually deserved to die. Ordinarily, I'd be hesitant to endorse such a storyline, considering the protagonist is a biracial teenage criminal, but this comic is anything but a troupe of stereotypes. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Following The Nerd - Jake Tanner Nov 15, 2013

    The first issue of this story is a whopping 36 pages. Future books will be between 20-22 pages and whatever Larime charges will be worth every cent. I'm a big fan of the psychological aspects of human nature and this issue explores the darker side of that beautifully. As much as I loved this issue I can tell Taylor was using it to set up bigger, better things within this universe. That makes me REALLY excited to see what he has in store for Zoey, Seven, and those of us eagerly awaiting the next issue. A Voice in the Dark is sure to be a rollercoaster of suspense, mystery, and psychological ups and downs. Read Full Review

  • 10
    GoCollect - @octii_pies Nov 21, 2013

    Excuse me as I clutch this issue to my bosom indefinitely whilst reminiscing about all the mistakes, hospitalization, shrinks, and changes between puberty and now. Oh, and full score on this issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Florida Geek Scene - Jesse Scheckner Feb 26, 2014

    A Voice in the Dark is the third critically acclaimed series released by Top Cows Minotaur Press (following Echos and Think Tank), an imprint focusing on the darker side of the human condition. For more information, click HERE. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Cody "The Thorverine" Ferrell Sep 5, 2013

    Taylor proves he's a skilled writer and artist well beyond his years over the course of 30 odd pages. Make no mistake, this is a dark and mature book but it's something that reaches well beyond those genre labels. It's easy to see why Taylor's story got picked up by Top Cow. Get in on the ground floor of this sure to be hit. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bloody Disgusting - BigJ Nov 20, 2013

    A Voice In The Dark delivers a visceral psychological thriller that builds with suspense with each turn of the page. Writer/artist Larime Taylor is bringing things to a slow boil by developing the characters, so that when the blood does finally spill it packs an emotional wallop with readers. A Voice In The Dark has readers fully immersed from the first page to the last as Taylor shows us what its like to be trapped inside the mind of a killer. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray Nov 20, 2013

    A Voice in the Dark signals a new voice on the scene, one with a clear concept and a firm notion of what makes a rich story with a decent hook. While readers may certainly notice some nods not only to the aforementioned 80"s influences, but also more recent fare such as TV's Dexter, Taylor's strong cast of characters distinguishes this. It's early days yet, and we've only seen the initial incisions into Cutter's Circle. We're looking forward to taking a deeper slice in the months to come. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Nov 29, 2013

    Oh, and the real hook? In the text piece at the end of the book, we get Larime Taylor's story, along with a photograph: the writer and artist of this admirably diverse comic is a white dude with an aging-hippie ponytail, who has a disability that robs him of the use of his arms, and forces him to do all his work on computer, with a Wacom tablet, by means of a stylus held between his teeth. This first issue would be a helluva start for a fully-abled woman of color; for a physically-challenged white male, it's a noteworthy achievement. More to the point, though, it's a gripping introductory chapter (as well as a generous 40 pages) that would have me eager for more, even if I knew nothing of the author's personal story. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Geeked Out Nation - Steven Merced Nov 23, 2013

    All and all the story being told is interesting and intriguing. I could easily see this turning into a late sleeper hit of 2013. It came out of nowhere and the writerLarime Taylor seems to really give us a sense that there is more to this story than meets the eye. With the first issues being such a long read and the constant flashbacks of the incident feeling a bit misplaced I could see why it may draw some readers away. For those that do stick it out and really dive into the story it will surely pay off in the end. As a man that has not read a ton of new original material this year "A Voice in the Dark" stands alone at the top as one of my favorite stories of the year. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Florida Geek Scene - Zackery Cote Nov 20, 2013

    A Voice in the Dark is a pretty long comic, but it goes by quickly by virtue of how engrossing it is. It's difficult not to feel sympathy of Zoey's circumstance, especially with the great characterization. It becomes more than a story about a girl struggling with her past and takes readers on a journey of moral turmoil and forces readers out of their comfort zone. While I've certainly enjoyed other comics more, I'm extremely curious to see where A Voice in the Dark goes. It has a lot of potential and a lot of memorable characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Nov 22, 2013

    Taylor successfully funded "A Voice in the Dark" as an independently published miniseries before the title found a new home at Top Cow/Minotaur, and it's easy to see why. His craft lives up to the task of fleshing out his catchy premise. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - James Anders II Nov 20, 2013

    A Voice in the Dark stands strong as a very good and powerful story that brings into the forefront the talents of Mr. Larime Taylor. He can write" write well in fact" and his artwork is flawless. You should definitely take a good look at this work. I don't think that this will be the last you hear of him. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Nov 20, 2013

    A Voice in the Dark #1 is without a doubt different, as it cuts its way toward a recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Nov 22, 2013

    Overall, A Voice in the Dark blends the killing of people with the coming of age and the slicing of life. The first issue sets up the players in what's sure to be an unsettling game. It's taking its time unfolding, with a mild undercurrent of tension that's sure to ratchet up quickly as we watch a person who wants to kill people dealing with a caller who wants to kill herself, which is where the first issue leaves us. It could become something very compelling once it gets its legs. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Culture Mass - Stephen Wilds Oct 7, 2013

    A creative and suspenseful new tale that brings murder out of the light and back where it belongsinto the dark. Read Full Review

  • 10
    fivexfive Feb 24, 2014

    This is how you tell a story. Incredibly compelling, thought-provoking and exciting. You care about the characters. Fantastic stuff.

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