Haunted #1

Haunted #1

Writer: Scott Chitwood Artist: Danny Luckert Publisher: Red 5 Comics Release Date: April 30, 2014 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
7.7Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

When the barrier between our world and the spiritual realm is torn down, the entire earth becomes haunted.  Now a lone survivor may hold the key to closing the barrier, but first she must run a gauntlet of ghosts in the most haunted city in the world.  Featured on Free Comic Book Day 2014.

  • 9.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Apr 30, 2014

    I was very happy with this debut issue. If the main protagonist Sarah McAllister wasn't likable I'd have enjoyed this a lot less, fortunately Chitwood has crafted a great character that I got quickly invested in. We spend most of the first issue inside Sarah's head and we get to know her and this post-apocalyptic world pretty good from her narration. We get a larger cast as the story moves along and characters start to band together so I'm interested to see how the story will develop as we move on beyond #1. Red 5 puts out some great comics and the gems they publish often get overlooked in the mass of product put out by the larger publishers. As for Haunted, I'm on board for this 4 issue series and looking forward to issue #2. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Apr 30, 2014

    Haunted sets up a post-apocalyptic road trip.  This is a great origin story.  You get everything you need to jump right into the story.  This first issue gets the group together and provides them with a destination in New York City.  You can imagine the level of utter madness that a city of millions of people must be like after ghosts have invaded the world.  While their technology is not nearly as advanced as that of the Ghostbusters, I have a feeling that Sarah and the gang could hold their own against Egon and company. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    IGN - Mike Logsdon May 1, 2014

    Do you remember in Ghostbusters where their containment chamber gets shut down and spirits of all shapes and sizes invade New York? Haunted #1 is a lot like that except there aren't any Ghostbusters. That may sound like a bad thing, but it's not. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper May 5, 2014

    It's easy to see why "Haunted" was optioned by Bat Hat Harry; this story has remarkably solid bones, which even some of my favorite titles don't. It's only in the details where it needs some fleshing out -- but details are often what keeps the reader coming back. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    CHUD - Cat Taylor May 3, 2014

    Haunted has the cinematic feel of a ready for a television or movie adaptation comic, especially when one thinks about how scary a good visual effects team, cinematographer, and director could made encounters with the shrieks. However, an actual version of this comic brought to screen would likely suffer greatly from comparisons to Walking Dead. As of the first issue, it's a decent start that has the potential to become really exciting or get dragged into all too familiar territory. I'll be curious to see which direction Chitwood takes it. At least he has an artist who is highly capable of bringing the eerie feeling needed to make whatever is written feel like a real horror comic. Read Full Review

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