Cutter #1

Cutter #1

Writer: Seamus Kevin Fahey, Robert Napton Artist: Christian Dibari Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: October 1, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 3
6.7Critic Rating
5.3User Rating

CUTTER: Issues 1-4, weekly throughout October! What if that kid you and your friends picked on in your youth came back with a kill you and your friends? That dark guilt-ridden fear is at the core of CUTTER, a cautionary tale about the sins of your past coming back to haunt you. Jeremy lives a quiet life with his wife in a rural town. Successful and stable, Jeremy is the guy next door. But he and his high school friends share a dark secret. And when that secret literally comes back to haunt them, Jeremy must confront his past and his own sanity as he comes face to face with a vicious serial killer..."The Cutter." From television writer SEAMUS KEVIN FAHEY (Battlestar Galactica, The Following) and comic writer ROBERT PLACE NAPTON (Son of Merlin) with art by acclaimed horror artist CHRISTIAN DIBARI.

  • 9.0
    Geek Sushi - Stephen Poferl Sep 30, 2014

    I don't always go for horror titles, typically because they are so plotting and predictable. This book doesn't seem to be heading in that direction, and for the most part, it appears to have a lot of upside. If you prefer black and white, or you just need some thrill in your pulls this week, give this little number a try. Happy reading! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Chris Romero Oct 3, 2014

    You won't find any colors in this series, and that's for the better; the sketches only add to the realistic and dreary tone of the story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - AD Boorman Oct 3, 2014

    Top Cow's CUTTER looks to be a solid, well crafted, horror movie translated smoothly into a comic format. I am looking forward to it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Backwards Compatible - Oct 1, 2014

    I'm looking forward to catching up with the weekly release and hope the future issues can build on the strength of this opening issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Oct 1, 2014

    Cutter #1 leaves a mark, especially as the spooky season gets underway. This won't be for everyone but horror enthusiasts should know that this start is worth a look. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Rhymes With Geek - Nikki Sherman Oct 1, 2014

    The premise of this book was exciting " the creators have a chance to say something important about bullying and its repercussions. Though not everyone will become a serial killer rising from her grave, I hope that the creators make the point clear that the cruel actions of the few can hurt the many. In the meantime, those that enjoy simple horror may want to pick up this book. But unless something different and exciting happens in the next issues, I might be saving my scares for something with a bit more substance. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Michelle White Oct 3, 2014

    In the end, this is a miniseries peculiarly suited to weekly release; it's the kind of intricate, snowballing story where the feeling of gathering momentum is half the fun. And despite some faults, "Cutter" has good bones; its plot has a worked-out feel, and the art is unfailingly interesting. For those of us who like to turn October into one protracted Hallowe'en, this miniseries is a sensible choice for late-night reading. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - F-O-R-R-E-S-T Oct 1, 2014

    DiBari's art is classic in execution but still enthralling. The first few panels of this issue, our only real look at the Cutter, are exquistely well done. There's some confusion between panels and I can't help but think that color would've really added to this story (it's in black and white) because the covers of this issue and upcoming ones demonstrate how well DiBari's art could be complimented by it. That being said, the art is without a doubt strong enough to hold its own and the careful use of shading and play black and white does a great job of conveying a specific dread. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    TheCultDen - Reece Morris-Jones Oct 14, 2014

    Overall, Cutter #1 is fun and slightly shlocky whilst still being scary. If you like horror films, in particular slashers, its a must read. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    We The Nerdy - Josh McCullough Oct 1, 2014

    Sadly, there are a few negatives which held the issue back for me which I hope can be smoothed out in later issues. The main problem I have is with the narrative, things just move way too fast and the scenes change without any sort of indication which can let to a very confusing experience. Some captions describing where we are or whats happening when would have definitely cleared things up. The dialogue at times can also be a little exposition heavy which also adds to the rushed pace; while I did enjoy the implied cheesiness as stated, the exposition got pretty distracting at times and felt like a lot to take in. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    The Latest Pull - Leigh Fairburn Oct 3, 2014

    Ultimately, “Cutter” is a fun start to a straightforward slasher story that revels in a host of classic horror elements. The creators look like they're enjoying themselves, and the texture of DiBari's art is a genuine treat. It's worth a read, but if they don't fix the pacing or add some impressive plot twists, it'll soon be dead in the water. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Jonny Stone Oct 3, 2014

    A fairly good outing with potential to bring something scary and intense next time Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Bree Odgen Oct 3, 2014

    Cutter starts off with a bang, or a slash, rather, so gruesome I felt like I could actually hear the sound of shears sinking into flesh. It Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Ashley Victoria Robinson Oct 6, 2014

    Cutter #1 has an interesting idea that is not perfectly flushed out. There is potential here for it to grow into a genuinely frightening story that also has something to say and is worth the read if you can get over the art. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Oct 6, 2014

    This was a good little find on the rack this month. With a solid start to a promising story Napton and Fahey have our attention. There were a few hiccups in the art department, but it shouldnt ruin the story for you. Next issue will have to be just as good as this one to keep up interest. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 2, 2014

    Cutter features a lot of trappings of the slasher genre in general and movies like I Know What You Did Last Summer in particular. Unfortunately, there's not a lot of depth to the story beyond that. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Oct 2, 2014

    Cutter presents a pretty basic horror story that we've seen many times before. What has yet to be seen is how the creative team puts their own spin on it. The truth behind Emily's death and return has yet to be revealed, but it better be something epic to make the comic stand out amid the clichs of the genre. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Oct 6, 2014

    Cutter has all the potential of pulling a dramatic twist out of its tool shed, although by the end of the first issue the first big twist is something we've seen in a score of 1980s slasher flicks. Yet giving the book the benefit of the doubt and assuming it doesn't go down the obvious route of revenge horror, it might just be worth a second visit next month, even if it's just to conclusively see where it is going. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Fangoria - Svetlana Fedotov Oct 20, 2014

    The art by Christian DiBari does have a bit more originality that its written counterpart, with genuine attempts at bringing the script to life. While there's still a bit of a "learning" vibe with his art, especially when it comes to hard angles, he has clearly found his style with his sharp ink work and beautiful scratch-style shadows. Honestly, his gore and guts tidbits are where he really shines, creating horrid pieces perfect forlate night creeps and is the definitely the standout of the entire work. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Oct 3, 2014

    While a weekly horror book in October is a great idea, at $3.99, the quality is just not where it needs to be. "Cutter" #1 suffers badly when compared with other terrifying, smart and well-considered horror books. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Soyner Oct 1, 2014

    This is a rough one. The premise is solid. And the story really starts to draw you in. But there are problems. Rough art. Sloppy transitions from scene to scene. And the characters all tend to look the same. (And I think I even saw a typo) Overall, a promising storyline with a sloppy execution.

  • 7.5
    Jon-C17 Nov 9, 2014

    Umm, ok, this comic: the art is strange, but I sort of like it. The story is interesting and I really enjoyed the premise. The whole feel is that of a slasher movie.

  • 1.0
    Educated Reader Nov 7, 2014

    This book is terrible. Don't even bother!

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