Thistlebone #1
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Thistlebone #1

Writer: Tom Eglington Artist: Simon Davis Publisher: 2000AD Release Date: May 26, 2021 Cover Price: $17.99 Critic Reviews: 3
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Britain, 2019. The secluded rural village of Harrowvale holds a dark past - years earlier, on a farm bordering the vast tracts of woodland, it hosted a cult that was seeking to escape civilization and find purity in the old ways, worshipping an ancient deity called Thistlebone. Led by the charismatic Jasper Hillman, their pagan beliefs grew ever more radical to the point where they held the young Avril Eason captive with the intention of sacrificing her. But Avril escaped!

  • 10
    COMICON - Richard Bruton Apr 1, 2021

    One of the best new original strips to come from 2000 AD in the last decade, Thistlebone is a haunting and eerie piece of folk horror. And this collection really allows TC Eglington and Simon Davis' work to breathe, to build up its slow, creeping horror, and allows the beauty of Davis' career-high artwork to be seen to its best effect. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Adam Brown Apr 27, 2021

    Having missed the opportunity to read this during its debut in 2000 AD, Im pleased that its getting a graphic novel release. With a growing and well received offering of the graphic novella format, this tight, contained tale should be a priority for any horror fans. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Mar 22, 2021

    Thistlebone is another in a growing list of comics showing why we should all stay inside. I didn't need a pandemic to tell me that. I have comics like Thistlebone to show me that no good things come from going out in the woods. Read Full Review

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