Survivors Club #1

Survivors Club #1

Writer: David Halvorsen, Lauren Beukes Artist: Ryan Kelly Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: October 7, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 6
6.6Critic Rating
4.2User Rating

  One was possessed by a poltergeist. Another was trapped in a haunted house. A third had a killer doll. Ever wonder what happened to these children of the 1980s? Find out in SURVIVORS CLUB, a new series cowritten by renowned horror novelist Lauren Beukes and videogame journalist Dave Halverson, with art by Ryan Kelly (NORTHLANDERS).
Having found each other over the internet, six grown-up survivors are drawn together by the horrors they experienced in 1987 when a rash of occult events occurred around the world-with fatal results. Now, there are indications that it may be happening all over again. Is it possible that these six aren't just survivors-but were chosen for their fates?  

  • 8.2
    IGN - Levi Hunt Oct 8, 2015

    There's still much that needs to be proven in the next few issues, and aside from a few nitpicks like the color being a bit too bright for a horror comic, this a promising start. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Oct 8, 2015

    This pilot episode didn't knock it out of the park, but then first outings in all media seldom do. There's certainly a mystery here, but whether you think it's worth uncovering or if it's best left buried like a hundred-thousand Atari E.T. cartridges is up to you. I'd suggest giving this a look; the art is great, the storytelling is clear, and there's definitely something creepy afoot, if being creeped-out is your thing. I'll be hanging around for issue #2 at the very least, to see how it develops. Because it will need to develop"and rapidly"if it's going to hold my interest. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Oct 9, 2015

    "Survivors' Club" #1 has a huge amount of potential, and I want Beukes, Halvorsen and Kelly to succeed here. While this first issue didn't blow me away, it's still above average. The next issue or two will make or break the series, but -- for now -- there's enough promise present to make me come back for more. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Oct 8, 2015

    Survivors' Club #1 is a thoroughly disappointing first issue. It boasts a pretty good premise and a lot of the story ideas and surprises are ones that can be very intriguing. However, the execution—the sloppy writing and poor storytelling—hurt the experience the comic has to offer. Due to the poor writing and pacing, I cannot recommend this comic at this point. Maybe if it gets better as time goes on I could give this book a yay" but not now. Just skip it and hold out for another Vertigo book. Read Full Review

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