Halloween Eve #1 (One Shot)

Halloween Eve #1 (One Shot)

Writer: Brandon Montclare Artist: Amy Reeder Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: October 10, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 1
6.6Critic Rating
5.0User Rating

Eve has an imagination that's more than active - it can be downright dangerous! Working late at the costume super-store Halloween Land, she gets lost in her own thoughts until something goes bump in the night. The rubber masks and plastic novelties are coming to life, and Eve must face ghosts, goblins, and gorilla suits made real.

High fantasy and heartbreak in an oversized holiday one-shot by BRANDON MONTCLARE (FEAR ITSELF: FEARSOME FOUR) and Eisner Award nominee AMY REEDER (BATWOMAN, MADAME XANADU).

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Grant McLaughlin Oct 11, 2012

    Minor missteps notwithstanding, Halloween Eve is something special. A modern day A Christmas Carol with some Wizard of Oz thrown in for good measure, Montclare and Reeder have created a sweet little story that can be appreciated by readers young and old. As I said earlier, Halloween stories do seem to be increasing in popularity, and if they can all be as genuine and enjoyable as Halloween Eve is, I can't wait to read them. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Oct 15, 2012

    A beautifully rendered modern fairy tale, one that has a joyful, strangely innocent tone despite the cynicism of its characters, but without much of a message to absorb. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Oct 29, 2012

    A fun read for this time of year, Halloween Eve is more than just that. It is an ultimate expression of one artist's talent. A talent that many of us would sorely love to see more of. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Andrenn Oct 31, 2012

    Halloween Eve is a one-shot that feels satisfying as a done in one tale but also left me wanting just a little bit more than I got. Thankfully its additional content does add a little more to make it more worth that price of 3.99. Its a comic that takes place on my favorite Holiday but the story itself is still memorable and enjoyable on its own and doesn't feel like its relying on Halloween as a gimmick or selling point. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Oct 11, 2012

    Montclare and Reeder have crafted a fine ode to the holiday by celebrating the heart behind it rather than the horror. But Amy Reeder is definitely the star here, breathing weird life into a fantasy world that is equal parts spooky, humorous, and heartfelt. “Halloween Eve” is the definition of a labor of love and definitely worth checking out for fans of the holiday. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Oct 10, 2012

    Overall, "Halloween Eve" is not something I'm going to re-read again and again, but this is certainly a comic where readers can find some enjoyment and relief from events. Reading it, I found the book to be an odd mix of "Singles" or a "Friends" episode with a decidedly different Halloween twist not unlike "It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown." Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Lan Pitts Oct 15, 2012

    The behind-the-scenes look at how certain characters evolved is fascinating. You can see that Montclare and Reeder really went into this with guns blazing and excited to make a comic that they wanted to do. I think that level of enthusiasm is sometimes lacking from creators going into certain projects. I just feel Reeder's art here only elevated this story so far and didn't quite mesh with Montclare's script. I think the main problem was that it's too condensed. Had this been a mini, it probably would have worked better giving the creative team a little more to expand on. Instead, we're given a box of raisins in our candy bowl. " Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Bloody Disgusting - MelissaGrey Oct 17, 2012

    The plot is far from meaty but the artwork makes the book worth the cover price. Amy Reeder has said that its some of the best work of her career and that conviction and confidence dances right off the page. The visuals in Halloween Eve are bursting with vibrant colors and dynamic inks, which pop with all the flavor of the tastiest Halloween treats. Montclares dull story is given life by Reeders exquisite line work and delicious designs. Though it doesnt offer much by way of conflict, the art is nothing short of lovely. Montclare and Reeders Halloween Eve is a confection of a comic that will satisfy your craving from something short, but sweet " at least in the way of eye candy. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Entertainment Fuse - Nicole D'Andria Oct 24, 2012

    You can feel that Montclare and Hadley were trying to create something fun but it turned out to be a one-shot with a limited audience that still has flaws. If you are trying to get a kid into comics, this might be a nice treat for their Halloween basket. It has a valid moral and feels like a Halloween TV special. But everyone else, don't trick or treat with this issue. You'll only get toothpaste the person who gave it to you meant well and it's good for you, but where's the "treat?" Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Bastards - Carl Boehm Oct 10, 2012

    I cannot recommend this book because it brought nothing new to the age old holiday. Both the story and the art felt clich and unlike a Halloween tale that I can't justify spending $4 on this book. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    hatmasta Oct 11, 2012

    pretty bad. Of course, Amy Reeder's art was beautiful.

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