Coffin Hill #1

Coffin Hill #1

Writer: Caitlin Kittredge Artist: Inaki Miranda Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: October 9, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 1
7.6Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

COFFIN HILL stars Eve Coffin, a rebellious, teenage lowlife from a high-society family with a curse that goes back to the Salem Witch trials.
Following a night of sex, drugs and witchcraft in the woods, Eve wakes up naked, covered in blood and unable to remember how she got there. One friend is missing, one is in a mental ward-and one knows that Eve is responsible.
After a stint as a Boston cop that ends in a bullet wound and unintended celebrity, Eve returns to Coffin Hill, only to discover the darkness that she unleashed ten years ago in the woods was never contained. It continues to seep through the town, cursing the soul of this sleepy Massachusetts hollow, spilling secrets and enacting its revenge.

  • 9.2
    GoCollect - @Tom_Kray Dec 17, 2013

    Coffin Hill is magical-realist book that I suspect will have more than a few thriller elements in it before too long. I took a gamble on it when I saw the cover, and took it home knowing nothing else and it turned out to be one of the best impulse buys Ive ever made. Issue 1 is the work of team that has a clear idea of where theyre taking this book even if they dont plan on letting us in on that just yet. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Jorge Solis Oct 10, 2013

    An impressive first issue, “Coffin Hill #1″ is a dark and twisted police thriller that must be picked up. Eve Coffin is an interesting character whose tale is about to begin. I look forward to seeing how the mystery progresses in the upcoming issues. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Stash My Comics - Leo Johnson Oct 10, 2013

    All in all, this is a great first issue. Great story, great art, great introductions to an interesting concept. Any readers looking for something of the supernatural sort, while also having it rooted to a great story are definitely going to need to pick upCoffin Hill. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Nov 3, 2013

    A cross between The Killing, American Horror Story, and good ole' Stephen King-like New England horror, Coffin Hill just might be the new long term hit that Vertigo Comics has been looking for. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GoCollect - @octii_pies Nov 6, 2013

    I definitely want more. There are so many questions, so many unknown events. What exactly is this family curse? What happened all that time ago that she sought a different path in life through law enforcement? What is next for her now that she has decided to face the family history she seemed to have tried to walk away from? The witch of Coffin Hill they called her ancestor. A rich family with a lot of land and a long bloodline. All of which are cursed and shrouded in fear. This will probably play out more as a battle between Eve and herself, as such self-discovery themes often are, but I wonder how bystanders are affected by the journey? How many get hurt? And what does that do to Eve? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    PopMatters - shathley Q Oct 16, 2013

    Coffin Hill simply deserves to be read by you, whoever you are. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Melissa Grey Oct 9, 2013

    Generally, Coffin Hill #1 feels like a story that could have benefitted from having a few more pages to breathe, though what we do have is enticing enough to inspire me to eagerly await next month's installment. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Oct 9, 2013

    My only problem is that some of the panel layouts are weird or off, like the writer forgot to put something in there. For instance, look at the picture I posted above with the guy who looks dumbfounded. It seriously feels like dialogue should be there. Another weird moment happens on the previous page where the characters greet Eve as she comes up, but the next panel makes it look like they haven't even noticed here. It's bizarre and threw me off a bit. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Jen 'Miss J' Aprahamian Oct 9, 2013

    COFFIN HILL reads like a horror-themed young-adult novel, in the best way possible. It's decadent and reckless at the same time, it has a supernatural edge, and Eve Coffin is a thrilling vehicle for escapism if you ever got really into R.L. Stine or Christopher Pike (or whatever you kids are reading these days). There's some suspension of disbelief required, whether it's the supernatural elements, the high-society backdrop, or the fact that someone let Eve Coffin onto the police force with a past like that, but it's all in good fun, and it makes for a thoroughly engaging first issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - Julien Loeper Oct 13, 2013

    Other than that, Coffin Hill is a remarkably solid debut, and part of the new line-up of comics currently revitalizing Vertigo. I look forward to what Kittredge and Miranda are going to do in future issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Erik McAlister Nov 2, 2013

    The writing of Kittredge definitely keeps your attention. As I said earlier, I felt uncomfortable with the entire issue. Of course, it was a good kind of discomfort if that even exists. And Miranda's art has been matched up perfectly to the writing style. For a dark story, the colors really pop and the pages flow smoothly due to a nice panel format. The creators took their time planning this series, and it really shows in the first issue. I hope that it stays this way. If so, I see this title landing on top rated lists for years to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Oct 12, 2013

    Coffin Hill #1 is not a great first issue, but it is a fairly good one and I will definitely be tuning in next month for the sequel. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Crux - Cal Cleary Oct 11, 2013

    Coffin Hill is a promising horror debut. It's always difficult to predict if a book will be able to maintain its momentum, especially with a book like Coffin Hill #1, which spends more time setting up Eve and her world than it does the actual story. But that's okay " sometimes, that's enough. Writer Caitlin Kittredge does solid work setting up a number of mysteries, tying them to her central character and (most importantly) making that heroine someone you'd want to follow. She found a heart beneath Eve's tougher, more muted adult persona, and having that point of view, that core personality to build off, is absolutely vital. Combine Kittredge's solid writing with some outstanding art from Miranda and de la Cruz and you've got a winner. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Oct 15, 2013

    Moves a bit too fast and tries a bit too hard, but the series definitely proves that it has a lot to offer, especially if you're looking for something more traditionally supernatural. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Following The Nerd - Spin Dash Oct 17, 2013

    I truly hope this book does not turn into a teen drama, but I honestly do not see it going that route. It did leave me with questions that I hope that are answered but for a first issue not all that bad of a read. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Connor Relyea Oct 10, 2013

    Kittredge provides an interesting tale that, despite the short comings, stands up to what she is attempting to accomplish. The story is intriguing, and I look forward to seeing the world Kittredge will show me. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Oct 14, 2013

    I'm looking forward to seeing this story develop, there is a LOT here to love even though I had some issues with the specific pacing of this first issue. I think this may be a great series to "wait for the trade" and get a complete execution of the first story arc in one read. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Rob McMonigal Oct 14, 2013

    The script is tight (if vague) and as the issue closes I'm still a bit lost, but there's enough in this set-up issue to bring me back for more. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Oct 14, 2013

    While "Coffin Hill" #1 isn't entirely successful, there's a good book somewhere here, and I'll certainly give it another issue to find its legs. Kittredge and Miranda may have something wonderful in "Coffin Hill" if they can just pare it back, focus up and find its soul. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Comic Addicts - Anubhav Dasgupta Oct 14, 2013

    I feel this comic is going to read much better in a trade, but this single issue is so dull that a five hour French art-house film might be more exciting in comparison. Read Full Review

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