Hinterkind #1

Hinterkind #1

Writer: Ian Edginton Artist: Francesco Trifogli Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: October 2, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 18
7.5Critic Rating
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Men go and come, but Earth abides. Ecclesiastes 1:4 Decades after The Blight all but wiped out the human race, Mother Nature is taking back whats hers, and shes not alone The Hinterkind have returned. From the last, lost corners of the world they come, a myriad menagerie of myth and magic...but these arent childhood fairytale creatures. They are flesh, blood and passion, and they have a long-simmering hatred for those who drove them into the shadows: The human race!After her grandfather disappears, Prosper Monday must leave the security and seclusion of their Central Park village to venture into the wilds to find him, unaware of how much the world has changed. Or how hungry it has become

  • 9.0
    Following The Nerd - Spin Dash Oct 3, 2013

    Ian Edginton has taken a classic motif and created something new, something that could lead to some pretty fantastic revelations for the characters and the readers alike. He has done what every good first issue should do and that's draw the reader into a fantasy world and give them just a taste of what is going on so as to make them come back for following issues. There is a bit of fantasy mixed with science that really has the makings of a great title and one that I hope others pick up and give a shot. Add in the art from Francesco Trifogli and you have the recipe for an end of the world story that will be all kinds of different from what you are used to. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Oct 7, 2013

    Plus, I really enjoyed the cliffhanger. Pretty much perfect and hints at what's going to happen in the next issue, next month. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Oct 2, 2013

    HINTERKIND delivers a fantastic opening issue to a new series. If you're a fan of stories set in a dystopian future where humans are struggling to survive, but the rest of the world is doing fine, then this is the book for you. If you really enjoy creatures and monsters from lore and myth and always wondered how they'd interact if they really existed, then again, this book is for you. Edginton and Trifogli deliver a Vertigo book that fits into the Vertigo imprint. It has elements of storytelling we've all grown up with but put into a more adult context. If you're looking for something new and interesting to read this week, then HINTERKIND is your book. Overall, I highly recommend this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Den Of Geek! - Marc Buxton Oct 3, 2013

    Hinterkind feels similar to Image's Saga in many ways, but comfortably plays with urban fantasy tropes the same way that Saga bends and breaks sci-fi expectations. It's pure experimentation and proudly Vertigo. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Melissa Grey Oct 2, 2013

    Trifogli has gone with a rather sunny palette considering the book's post-apocalyptic foundation, but the coloring makes more sense when you get to the weird parts. Like we said, Hinterkind isn't your everyday dystopia. The title refers to the winged, horned, and all around bizarre creatures that have risen up as the tide of humanity has been pushed back. These strange chimaera populate the earth, hunting for "free range humans." Fiction of this genre tends to verge into the scientific more than the fantastical, but Hinterkind manages to blend a bleak speculative future with a vibrant mythology fresh from a fairytale. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Jorge Solis Oct 3, 2013

    With its engaging protagonists, “Hinterkind” #1 does a fantastic job of establishing its apocalyptic vision. I look forward to seeing what happens next as the story progresses. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Oct 5, 2013

    Hinterkind is a story about a couple of characters trapped at the end of mankind's rule of Earth. The book uses some frightening characters as the foil in the book but sticks to basic human characters to help ground the book with the reader. I liked the first issue and I am interested to see where this series is headed. This is worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Oct 6, 2013

    Where Vertigo has been concerned over the decades though, weird stuff usually translates into interesting stuff. Hinterkind is definitely weird and interesting, but will yet another apocalypse by nature story capture enough attention, and therefore readers, to warrant a long life? Only time will tell.ell. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Matt Santori-Griffith Oct 7, 2013

    Hinterkind isnt the most original concept, pulling elements together that have been central to such other books as Fables, Sweet Tooth, and The Hunger Games, but it seems to be founded on strong characterization. Where Edginton and Trifogli takes the series is what will determine its success. Looks like its off to a great start! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Oct 16, 2013

    I'm on board for this series that blends of sci-fi and fantasy to bring us a tale unlike any other on the comic racks today. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Multiversity Comics - Zach Wilkerson Oct 3, 2013

    Overall “Hinterkind” #1 is an above average title, in an imprint that is sorely hurting for new content. If Edington and Trifogli had released the book through Image, it would likely get lost in the shuffle of the fantastic content the publisher continues to churn out. The book, while engaging and interesting, lacks a unique voice or hook. Much of the issue feels like an amalgam of various properties, without ever expanding upon them. At Vertigo, however, the book just might be able to find a niche. And, in turn, with the help of other upcoming series like “Coffin Girl” and “Sandman: Overture,” books like “Hinterkind” just might help revitalize the once great imprint. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Oct 3, 2013

    The Hinterkind #1 may well lead to something good. But it just as easily could lead to nothing particularly special. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Oct 5, 2013

    A less than stellar debut, though Edginton and Trifogli give us a good taste of their noticeable talents. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Oct 7, 2013

    "Hinterkind" #1 is a strong expository issue, establishing the main characters, central themes and conflicts. It skimps on characterization in favor of action and world-building, but there is still enough to hook readers into picking up the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Oct 2, 2013

    The art by Francesco Trifogli is" okay. It's just okay. Francesco does have an eye for detail and really makes the scenery and the worlds look good overall. However, his characters are kind of questionable: for instance, some people the same expression a majority of the time or perpetually dull looks. Plus, there's normally nothing very interesting to look at until the very end. This is really not the kind of book to buy for the art. 6.5 There is potential here.The characters are fleshed out well.The ending is pretty good.The story is pretty boring thus far.The dialogue is frustrating to read. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    ComicBuzz - Ollie Nov 4, 2013

    The tone of the book is very similar to the TV series Revolution in the fact that humanity now lives a very meager lifestyle and that nature has reclaimed the cities. The artist on the book is not someone that I am aware of but does a good job of showing civilisation on it's last legs especially on the top page spread near the start of the book which conveys how far nature has gone in taking over New York. The writing is fairly good but the main problem being towards the end when we are shown what appear to be mutations that are just ludicrous. An example of this being a talking unicorn. I am sure that as the book progresses we will be shown what caused the blight and where these mutations come from. All in all, this is another decent book from Vertigo and I will be interested to see where it goes. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Noelle Webster Oct 3, 2013

    Despite being an extra-large issue with additional pages, the issue simply doesn't accomplish enough. We only get glimpses of who these characters are, and even less about this post-apocalyptic society. I'm hoping to see a better fleshed out world and society in future issues. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    CHUD - Adam Prosser Oct 4, 2013

    Fantasy requires a certain sense of atmosphere and wonder to work; I think pop culture has gotten too comfortable with various genre tropes to automatically create a sense of real magic when these supposedly magical creatures pop up in a narrative. As a premise, the whole Urban Fantasy thing has lost a lot of its power; maybe it's time "fantastical" started to mean "imaginative" again. Read Full Review

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