Redlands #1

Redlands #1

Writer: Jordie Bellaire, Vanesa Del Rey Artist: Jordie Bellaire Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: August 9, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 1
9.0Critic Rating
9.5User Rating

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A brand-new horror book from the minds of Eisner Award-winner JORDIE BELLAIRE (PRETTY DEADLY, Vision, Batman) and critically acclaimed artist VANESA R. DEL REY (ZERO, Scarlet
Witch, Constantine) brings you to the sleepy, sunny town of Redlands, Florida. The police are failing to maintain control of their old-fashioned town, and a coven of killer witches plan to take everything from them. This summer, hide your bibles.

  • 10
    Impulse Gamer - Dana Folkard Jun 29, 2017

    Redlands #1 is everything I hoped and more. From the very first page, I was hooked. I was immersed in a world of brutality, murder and dark magic. I'm looking forward to discovering more about these mysterious witches, and why they've decided to take over Redlands with such ruthless force. This is a story that will appeal to those who love a good horror story with a mysterious and uncertain path, that delivers equal amounts of adrenaline and moody atmosphere. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Jul 3, 2017

    Over the past few years we've seen various monsters get their day in the sun.  Zombies, werewolves, and vampires have all had time to shine.  Now it's the witches' turn.  Redlands puts them squarely on the top of the food chain.  This is an impressive, terrifying comic that will grab you from page one and never let go.  It is brilliantly paced with non-stop scares.  Do yourself a favor and buy this book. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicsverse - Chris Galvin Jul 11, 2017

    Everything begins with a burst of flame and descends into madness from there. A skin-crawlingly satisfying first issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Nerdist - Benjamin Bailey Jul 18, 2017

    Horror fans need to pay attention to Redlands. Hell, everybody needs to pay attention to Redlands"it's freaking fantastic any way you cut it. Add this book to your pull list right away. You don't want to miss the darkness that is unfolding here. Trust us. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Anthony Composto Jul 20, 2017

    I'll say it again, Florida is a scary place. We have freaking dinosaurs swimming in our lakes. But even scarier is the hate and evil that flows so freely from one person to another.Redlandsshows us that we need to get our shit together, otherwise we might be facing a cleansing ourselves sooner than later. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones Jun 27, 2017

    The story unfolds in real time. We learn only what we need to, which leaves plenty of room for surprises. Redlands loves surprises. It's methodical. It's diabolical. It's terrific. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    PopnComics - Tim Montoya Jun 29, 2017

    Redlands kicks off with a bang and delivers some great visuals along the way. A new horror title from Jordie Bellaire and Vanesa R. Del Ray take you into the south for a war to control Redlands. Between the police and witches of course. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jul 11, 2017

    Along with the art, Clayton Cowles‘ lettering plays a fantastic role in giving us a grit about what's spoken but the inclusion of interesting angles for gun blasts and noises creates a sense of motion for the action. One particular scene with a “slam” written out, that sound's lettering is presented in a way that's fresh and helps drive where the action is taking place adding to the flow of movement presented. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Ben Snyder Jul 13, 2017

    Redlands #1 is horrifying. It's also amazing and should be on everyone's list of new books to read for the upcoming future. Hopefully though more information will be explained and the reader will not be left in the dark as much- because it is very scary in there. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Pastrami Nation - Amie Macias Jul 16, 2017

    Mystery, power struggles, witchcraft, and strong female characters make Redlands #1 a must read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - John McCubbin Jun 25, 2017

    Redlands #1 is probably one of the most intense debut issues that I've read in a long time, with the genuine sense of threat being ever present throughout both Bellaire‘s script and Del Rey‘s art. During this, the creative team also do a tremendous job of setting up the premise, with the mysterious overtone and vivid dialogue building tremendous atmosphere throughout. Given all this, I highly recommend giving this comic a try come August 9th. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Jun 29, 2017

    Books like this are not usually my cup of tea as I do feel that the whole horror genre suffers greatly from a lack of real surprises. Maybe I am just jaded. Still, that said, I think I will definitely be keeping an eye out for this book and subsequent issues to see if Bellaire and Del Rey can build on a such a solid first issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Jul 13, 2017

    If you can't tell, I'm not hot on the South, but I'm hot on this book. It's honestly been some time since there was a new Image title that I was looking forward to reading more, but Redlands broke that drought. If you're into horror, witches or even the goddamn South, then definitely check out Redlands. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    We The Nerdy - Thomas James Juretus Jun 23, 2017

    Redlands opens with a fast paced book, one that poses many questions but offers little to no answers. This first issue seeks to hook the reader through a dire situation instead of a character, and to a great point succeeds in doing so. The sketchy artwork may seem sloppy at first glance, but it works with the chaos unfolding, and is further enhanced by some great coloring. We've seen witches before in comics (notably from Greg Rucka in Black Magick and Scott Snyder in Wytches), and we'll just have to see how Bellaire and Del Rey set there witches apart and make them unique enough to help this title stand out. As it is, the book is a solid debut, with Bellaire and Del Rey making a solid creative team, and has my interest enough to make me see what will come next. It will just remain to be seen if it attracts enough of an audience to help future issues sell. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    ComicRelief Jul 20, 2017

    Definitely going to be a hit series. We had the pleasure of reading the first 2 issues and they're great. Be sure to pick this up on release. It's going to sell out and positive word of mouth will have people seeking this out.

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