Blood Blister #1

Blood Blister #1

Writer: Phil Hester Artist: Eric Layton Publisher: Aftershock Comics Release Date: February 1, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 1
7.5Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Sin is a joke to Brandon Hull. Morality a crutch for the weak, laws mere tools to be abused. But when the corruption he scoffed at begins to manifest on his once-perfect body, Hull finds himself cast into a hidden world of unspeakable horror from which there is no escape. How can you be saved when the evil possessing you is your own soul?  Opening a jarring window on to a world of horror. Opening a jarring window on to a world of horror from the writer of The Coffin, Firebreather, and Deathstroke and the Eisner Award-winning artist of Ex Machina and Starman.

  • 9.0
    Pop Culture HQ - Jason Bennett Jan 31, 2017

    BLOOD BLISTER #1 is bursting with greatness. The writing, and its timing of delivery, make this a powerhouse of a debut. The story is unique, the art is mesmerizing, and has a very intriguing premise that you'll sadistically crave by the last page. While many books give you the impression of having vast potential due to the characters in that title's "universe" or some of the dynamics which make for possibly great storytelling, BLOOD BLISTER will be successful because it's more centralized and focused intimately with our lead Brandon Hull. This is going to give Hester a prime opportunity to show his range and depth as a writer by delving deep into his compelling story and to this main character. Overall, this was a great total package produced by the creative team and just like other AfterShock titles, it stands to set itself apart from what's currently out there. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Spectrum - Adam Brunell Feb 2, 2017

    Blood Blister's main character is a pompous jerk that lines his pockets with money from his dealings with villainous people. He's a bad father and all around bad person, his morals are shot, and his respect for others is nonexistent. All possible sympathetic consideration for him is weeded out in the beginning of the comic and if that doesn't make you loathe him, throughout the comic he is continuously unlikeable. He makes a fantastic character to watch and enjoy being tormented by demons. This comic is definitely providing an interesting story, with art that is emotionally heavy and can even be nauseating at times… I can't wait to read the next one to see how Brandon holds up after the ending of the first issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Feb 2, 2017

    Blood Blister is certainly intriguing as there's a lot playing around the fringes early on, notably with the title element that Brandon gets infected with that nudges everything forward. It's a creepy series that definitely plays with familiar ideas but is well executed both in script and artwork. It's playing to the non-standard designs of sorts in a great way that allows Harris and Layton to up the ante with facial expressions, such as over "traditional" superhero books and the like, and Major's color work elevates it to a whole other level, especially in the darkness sequences with the way the panels are laid out. With Hester having done some intriguing work before I'm definitely curious to see where this all goes and it's one that fans of this particular genre should give a spin as it has a whole lot of potential. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Huck Talwar Feb 2, 2017

    This issue doesn't hold the kind of storyline we're used to seeing these days. Fans of mainstream comics probably won't find much pleasure in reading this series, at least not with the first issue, but fans of alternative comics might. Horror fiends and political junkies, this might just be for you. It's a strange mix of themes that surprisingly mix really well together; this is definitely a title that will stand out on the shelf. I'm hoping for more depth as the series goes on, but for now, I'm pretty satisfied with the premiere issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Feb 1, 2017

    Overall then, while its clearly focusing on character ahead of story for the time being, Blood Blister gets off to a strong start here with an impressive hook thats guaranteed to crawl under your skin and fester. The opportunity to see a swindling, backstabbing, morally reprehensible human being getting his comeuppance is definitely an alluring prospect, but I cant help but think that the creators here have something a little more unconventional in mind for poor Brandon Hull. Ill definitely be sticking around to find out, thats for sure. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Jay Loving Feb 11, 2017

    Blood Blister has all the components of a great comic book series. As with any work, it will take a few issues to see how it develops, but the track record of the creative team suggests that this will be a book worth ones time. Stay tuned. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    ComicBuzz - Tony Thornley Feb 9, 2017

    This is a great start to a horrifying story that I cant wait for more of! Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Multiversity Comics - Rowan Grover Feb 3, 2017

    An intriguing premise with some generic delivery that is saved by Harris' gruesome artwork. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AiPT! - Nick Nafpliotis Feb 7, 2017

    Overall, I'd say that Blood Blister #1 shows more than enough promise to keep on your pull list"even if the first issue is a bit of a letdown as far as the actual story is concerned. Any comic featuring gigantic carnivorous demon babies is definitely worth a second look. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Feb 8, 2017

    I'm not ready to rule this one out. Usually, when a story leaves me feeling as conflicted like this, I wonder if it worth reading more of, but in the case of Blood Blister, I'm going to need a few issues to decide. If you saw something I missed, let me know. Hell, if you were on the fence, off it on either side, let me know that as well. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geekery Magazine - David Ferguson Feb 3, 2017

    As the story comes to a close you are less surprised as Brandon becomes ensnared in the most predictable of all places, where he must begin to answer for his exploits and indiscretions. Although this story concludes with a predictable contrived ending that leaves you unsurprised, I would still give this title at least one more issue to surprise me. The fantastic visuals and the odd backwoods family you are quickly introduced to in the beginning inspire me to want to find out where Brandon may end up after his first cliff hanging situation. This title does offer some skin crawls and icky feelings, therefore as I wait for issue 2 I give this title 3 out of 5 stars. Read Full Review

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