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A Walk Through Hell #1

Writer: Garth Ennis Artist: Goran Sudzuka Publisher: Aftershock Comics Release Date: May 16, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 8
8.3Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

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So these two FBI agents walk into a warehouse...
Special Agents Shaw and McGregor handle the routine cases nowadays, which is just the way Shaw likes it. She's pushing 40, a borderline burnout, the ghastly memories of her last investigation still clinging like shadows. McGregor is younger, more dedicated, hanging onto some measure of idealism whatever the world might throw at him.
When two fellow agents go missing inside a Long Beach warehouse, Shaw and McGregor are sent to investigate. But what they find waiting is far from routine, as the local police have already discovered to their cost. Before the night is out, our heroes will e more

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Adam Brown May 15, 2018

    This is all a distraction however which allows this issue to once again catch us off guard. To say the cliff-hanger here is frustrating would be a massive understatement. Our questions are left unanswered and the shift in story is simply amazing. The frustration then is intentional and the result of well-crafted work. Were the story and art not so captivating, one wouldnt feel the need to take a breather after venting rage at having to wait a month before the next issue! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jun 24, 2018

    The dread builds with every page and leaves the reader needing the next chapter immediately to resume breathing. The visuals firmly ground this tale in reality, making the events disturbing. I don't know where this is headed and I'm anxious for more, but nervous as to what I'll witness. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison May 14, 2018

    A Walk Through Hell #1 is an impressive and chilling opening salvo for the AfterShock series. Ennis, Sudzuka, and Svorcina deliver, and the ending will leave you impatient for the next installment. The tone and pacing are near-perfect, and this one earns a strong recommendation. Give it a read when it comes out this Wednesday. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Apr 2, 2018

    The title A Walk Through Hell lets us know where this series is headed, but the introduction is a slow burn that meticulously adds levels of spine tingling "extreme discomfort and anxiety" with every page. Nothing has been revealed yet, but that sour feeling in the pit of the stomach has already begun, and will only get worse. How is nightmare defined? Well, we're going to find out. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Outright Geekery - Joshua Rathbun May 16, 2018

    Dark and suspenseful, A Walk Through Hell is another great collaboration between Garth Ennis and Aftershock Comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Ruben Diaz Apr 26, 2018

    Two FBI agents are drawn into a warehouse of horrors. Writer Garth Ennis and artist Goran Sudzuka join forces with AfterShock Comics to create a dense, gritty, dark story about murder and madness. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Multiversity Comics - Gustavo S Lodi May 17, 2018

    Sharply written and drawn, "A Walk through Hell" #1 makes the best of the comic book serialized form, offering just enough of characters explicit backstories and problematic situations to keep readers invested, as they peel the layers of this detailed book for any hints on what may be going on. Well worth the time to revisit it multiple times. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge May 15, 2018

    Armed with a pervasive sense of dread and fantastic artwork, A Walk Through Hell #1 is a best-case scenario when it comes to a horror debut. Though it holds out deploying overt scares and takes its time getting to the real crux of the plot, Ennis' script, coupled with the emotive pencils and colors of Sudzuka and Svorcina, comes across truly bone chilling thanks to its "mundane until it isn't" tone and sudden turns into visceral gun violence. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Garrett Hanneken Apr 4, 2018

    Overall, this comic was pitched as a horror comic and although it focuses more on the real horrors of today the comic seems to promise a more supernatural setting for the next issue. If you're okay with social commentary and putting horror on the backburner for now then I suggest picking this issue up on May 16th as it shows promise to pick up the pace and fast. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Apr 2, 2018

    The topics covered and the pace of the story may seemunattractive to some, though with Garth Ennis at the helm, readers have got aquality comic book writer who deserves the benefit of the doubt as heentrances youwith ideas and thoughts to ponder. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Doom Rocket - Mickey Rivera May 17, 2018

    Fans of slow-burning horror will want to pick this up immediately. As the story tortuously spreads its tendrils out and stretches, reader are likely in for quite a sight. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge May 16, 2018

    I'm definitely feeling mixed on this book even though I know that all the table setting done at the start is for a purpose. It was just something that put me too much in the real world when I wasn't expecting it and was filled with stuff I hear too often already. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett May 16, 2018

    Whatever nuance this narrative lacks, it makes up with skillful horror storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 10
    quadoxide Jun 15, 2018

    Shocking violence, scary themes, it's a fantastic first two issues. Reminds me of the first issue of Alan Moore's Neonomicon (but less weird). I won't say any more, just read it!


  • 8.5
    Big_Unity May 22, 2018

    Good beginning hook, great building tension through the end. I personally enjoyed the connections to contemporary culture throughout. I suppose if you prefer to use comics as an escape from normal life you might not be thrilled with this.

    Eagerly anticipating the next issue.

  • 7.0
    Wolf Warner May 18, 2018

    Pace was not handsome at all.

  • 6.5
    SloboSOY May 17, 2018

    I didn't like at all the construction of this comics. But because for now I have a hard time to make a link between all that I read inside.
    And I'm not a fan of Horror story. So I will not be a very good reviewer for this one. Sorry !

    Cover - I like it, and this is in link. 2/2
    Writing - Like I said, I don't like it. But that was construct with intellect. 2/3
    Arts - The art is not my cup of tea easer. Does a better art would have helped. I think not, because he do a great job in there. 2.5/3
    Feeling - Sorry but not for me. 0/2

  • 4.0
    Bloodraven May 16, 2018

    In my opinion this book was a let down for a first issue. I usually give anything Ennis writes a try, but his more recent work hasn’t even come close to anything he’s done in the past. The social media banter really took me out of the book. We hear this kind of stuff everyday, do I really want it in my comic books? No, definitely not.

  • 7.5
    Veido May 19, 2018

  • 7.5
    Floronicman May 22, 2018

  • 6.5
    sovereignsfall18 May 16, 2018

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