The Dark and Bloody #6

The Dark and Bloody #6

Writer: Shawn Aldridge Artist: Scott Godlewski Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: July 13, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 2
8.4Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

All that fear and dread you've been feeling while reading this series? It's all been building to this, the final showdown between one man and the girl who has come seeking revenge. Iris must not only confront Ayah and the brutal past they both share, but who he is deep down. Is it possible he could save his family from retribution and yet not save his own humanity?

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Jul 13, 2016

    The denouement is powerful and shocking without straying into melodrama or overwrought exposition, and the creators give a little wink to the reader on the final page, leaving the door open like all great horror stories do. All the way through the series, The Dark & Bloody has deftly tiptoed the line between unsettling horror and captivating characterisation, and this final issue once again contains both in equal measure. There are no easy answers to be had here, no clean and tidy solutions, and – for my money – the story is all the better for it. Beautifully scripted, genuinely unsettling and surprisingly cerebral, The Dark & Bloody is a horror story that more than holds up the fine traditions of this iconic publisher. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jul 13, 2016

    The explosive conclusion to The Dark & Bloody delivers with all the monster madness and heartfelt character moments you could want. This story ends most importantly in a believable way that's satisfying and it makes me want to see what this creative team has next up their sleeve. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph Jul 14, 2016

    The Dark & Bloody ends on a rather bittersweet, yet satisfying note and I'm not sure I would have had it any other way. The final page will make you think, but then again, I've been known to end stories in a similar fashion. If Hollywood is paying attention, they should know this tale is ripe for a film adaptation. Hell, I think it would even make for a great video game. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - Ryan C. (trashfilmguru) Jul 16, 2016

    And if you like your roads bumpy, uncomfortable, and terrifying, then I highly recommend that you pick upThe Dark & Bloody when it's inevitably released in trade in the not-too-distant future. It's everything you could possibly want in a "one and done" horror narrative and announces the arrival of some major new talents that, if given an opportunity to flourish in the industry, surely have many more memorable tales to tell. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Michael Hale Jul 13, 2016

    In the end, The Dark and Bloody has as much to say about responsibility, compassion, and family bonds as it does about grief, violence, and fear. Aldridge and Godlewski have poured their talents into a good collaborative effort which yields up a bounty of monstrously good art, a moving story, and a satisfying ending, despite some characters being left behind here and there. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Jul 13, 2016

    This is a somewhat disappointing end to the story. It still plays with a lot of the same ideas and themes and does so very well while featuring some cool artwork. However, the ending feels forced. I'm not saying that the ending needed to be horrifying and feature everyone being miserable but I would have liked to have seen the story have a bigger impact on these characters than it ultimately does. I think it's worth a read but I would wait for the trade. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Vancha Jul 25, 2016

    All too often a good story either lacks a good ending, or a good ending is wasted on an undeserving story, but my thanks go out to Aldridge for managing to deliver us both in a solid final issue.

  • 8.0
    jmprados Jul 24, 2016

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