Graveyard Shift #1

Graveyard Shift #1

Writer: Jay Faerber Artist: Fran Bueno Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: December 24, 2014 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 1
7.0Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

Reunited after their memorable run on the critically acclaimed NOBLE CAUSES, JAY FAERBER and FRAN BUENO bring you a new tale of crime, horror, and romance! It's Fright Night-style thrills and Castle-style crime-solving as a homicide detective and his girlfriend find their love put to the ultimate test when they run afoul of a gang of vampires!

  • 9.0
    GWW - Enrique Rea Dec 23, 2014

    Needless to say but Faerber and Image have yet another hit on their hands. As if the rich couldn't get any richer, both still have Secret Identities debuting in February. It could be a hat trick of titles for writer and publisher. So if you like your vampire crime thrillers with pulse pounding action and fantastic noir-ish art then Graveyard Shift is the title for you. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Mar-Vell Dec 24, 2014

    Brilliant first issue, started off with a bang! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Dec 23, 2014

    The artistic attempts to keep us on our toes is shared by the narrative, which almost feels as though it reaching a conclusion several times before catching us off-guard with an added twist. This has all the promise of a rich and layered series that invokes new levels of intrigue each month, so it will be interesting to see where this goes when it returns in the new year. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Dec 24, 2014

    Graveyard Shift may still have a bit of development before it can be considered a must have, but it's premise certainly goes to show some potential, having this fanboy hooked for the next installment. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Gaumer Dec 24, 2014

    Jay Faerber has done it again! One of my favorite writers of 2014 is heading into the New Year at full speed, and Graveyard Shift #1 is prime example of this. The twists and turns of this issue oblige the pacing quite well, but leave readers to wonder if any of that really matters by the end. Of course, none of this matters at all as Graveyard Shift #1 stands on its own as an enjoyable, highly entertaining comic, beautifully drawn by Fran Bueno. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Jan 4, 2015

    Faerber has a talent for introductions. The same could be said for his sci-fi series Copperhead. He hits you with just enough information to pull you in, yet still manages to quickly set up the "rules" of this new world. Graveyard Shift packs a punch with drama, romance, and a healthy dose of good old-fashioned vampire horror. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 24, 2014

    You have to respect the courage in releasing any sort of vampire-themed comic in today's undead-saturated market. And even if Graveyard Shift doesn't reveal any particular new insights to vamprie storytelling, this debut issue is charming enough to warrant a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Rhymes With Geek - Wesley Messer Dec 23, 2014

    Overall I enjoyed the comic. It's a solidread and I say if you're in the mood for a different read this week, give it a go. I find Graveyard Shift hard to judge as the first chapter only gives us so much to go on. Throughreadingpress clippingsI could tell that Faerber and Bueno have been working on this for awhile so I'm willing to give them a break. Looking forward to seeing how Graveyard Shift develops from here. It's a solid series in the making. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Dec 23, 2014

    Only time will tell how this series will end up. While it will definitely appeal to certain audiences (especially those still into the whole vampire lore) it unfortunately didn't strike a chord with me. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Matt Deery Dec 22, 2014

    Graveyard Shift overall doesn't break any new ground; however, it provides a tightly scripted beautifully drawn book that draws you into its dark twisted world. There are clearly some twists and turns along the way that the creative team have in store for this book and for anyone that this series resonates with and sticks with will get a great payoff in futures issues. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AiPT! - Nick Nafpliotis Dec 24, 2014

    Now to be fair, Faerber gives a hint about where the series is going in the issue's letter page which definitely sounded interesting. So with that in mind, I'm more than willing to give the second issue a chance (especially with an excellent artist like Beueno attached to it). But if it wasn't for Faerber's name being slapped across the cover, I'd probably be done with the series already. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Dan Pennacchia Dec 24, 2014

    Ultimately, Graveyard Shift #1 functions as a solid introductory issue with a few bumps. The time and attention that the creators are paying to the series are bound to pay off as the series continues forward. Faerber lays out an interesting premise in the issues back up material. Though that dynamic isnt presented in this issue, the idea of this cop partnering with his undead girlfriend to fight this battle and find a cure certainly sounds interesting. As such, the first chapter is more like an issue zero. It will take at least one more for readers to see just what Faerber and Bueno have planned. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Booked - Magen Cubed Dec 27, 2014

    There are mystery elements, such as the reason for the raid and the larger forces at work behind this apparent army of city-dwelling vampires, serving as the hook. Unfortunately these elements are glossed over very quickly to get to the action, leaving the reader with a generic plot and flat characters. I wanted to be along for the ride, but it was just impossible to care about what was happening to these characters. If youre looking for a straightforward horror-action story with some noir mystery elements, then pick up Graveyard Shift. Otherwise, I cant recommend this title. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Dec 29, 2014

    This is a good concept for a book and in the hands of these creators, who have worked well together in the past, it felt like there could have been so much more. Because this issue may have been assembled years ago, it's possible the subsequent issues will see a dramatic jump in craft. For now, though, "Graveyard Shift" is going to have to dig itself out of a hole quickly. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Soyner Dec 29, 2014

    Sure, it's your typical vampire tale...but it's not bad. Good art. A story with plenty of holes left to fill in later. Overall, very average on the blood sucking scale.

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