Dark Ark #1

Dark Ark #1

Writer: Cullen Bunn Artist: Juan Doe Publisher: Aftershock Comics Release Date: September 20, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 1
9.2Critic Rating
9.5User Rating

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The wickedness of mankind has moved the Creator to destroy the world by way of the flood. Noah has been tasked with building an ark to save his family and the animals of the world. But this is not Noah's story. For darker powers have commanded the sorcerer Shrae to build his own ark and save the unnatural creatures of the world-such as the vampires, the dragons, the naga, and the manticore. But what will happen on a vessel crawling with monsters, where insidious intrigue and horrific violence are the rule of law?
From writer Cullen Bunn (X-Men Blue, Deadpool, Venom) and artist Juan Doe (AMERICAN MONSTER, WORLD READER) com more

  • 10
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Jessica Brake Aug 11, 2017

    Without giving too much away, Im very interested to see how Shrae and his family will fare against all the darkness in the world. Juan Does art is amazing and accurate, especially to someone like me whos always been interested in dark creatures, I actually found myself stressing out and weighing the consequences of commandeering Noahs Ark because its either starve or hope the water subsides before Shrae and his family become dinner. Dark Ark has found its way to the top of my most anticipated list. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Aug 22, 2017

    Back when they started, I was a big fan of AfterShock. Unfortunately, at least for me, after a great start, the books tended to fall in to something of a holding pattern. As if once that initial pop, editors were happy to not push the envelope as much. I am glad to say that with Dark Ark, AfterShock is getting back to what they are possibly best known for; great twists on what readers think of as original stories. In the hands of Bunn and Doe, AfterShock may once again be riding the tide of success. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Patrick Wolf Aug 16, 2017

    If you're a fan of great artwork and great writing, make sure you pick up a copy of Dark Ark. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    411Mania - Steve Gustafson Aug 10, 2017

    AfterShock Comics is quickly becoming my favorite publisher with a long line of selections that fill a number of genres. Dark Ark is another smash and one that I heartily endorse. I can't wait to see how the story (and art) unfold. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bleeding Cool - Lacey Jackson Aug 15, 2017

    If you're a fan of the supernatural, you need to give this book a try. You can pick up Dark Ark for $3.99 starting September 20th. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Aug 19, 2017

    I'm not sure how long into the forty days Dark Ark is set, however spending any amount of time cramped on a boat with a bunch of supernatural creatures is bound to be a tense experience. Somehow, with all these monsters, the human element shines through. The comic delivers a one-two punch with terrifying beasts and personal, relatable characters. It sets a very high bar right out of the gate. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Anthony Wendel Aug 22, 2017

    Dark Ark #1 is definitely the start of something twisted and engrossing. Phenomenal art mixed with a story which radiates anxiety and dread in the best ways possible. It would be foolish not to take the time to experience the Dark Ark. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Aug 8, 2017

    A million-dollar concept executed to absolute perfection, Dark Ark manages to twist the established story of Noah in a thoroughly unexpected way. Filled with interesting wrinkles, colourful characters and a surprising amount of heart and humanity, this is a series that you really need to add to your pull list as soon as possible. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - Geektomeradio Aug 18, 2017

    Written by the always exceptional Cullen Bunn and smoothly drawn by Juan Doe, Dark Ark presents us with the idea that Noah may not have been the only one to build an ark to ride out the 40 days and 40 nights deluge of the Earth. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Aug 14, 2017

    This is a great first issue for a story that has an exciting and very enticing premise. This is a clever and compelling story that fans of myth and monster won't want to miss. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Gregory Smith Aug 11, 2017

    Like many titles written by Cullen Bunn, this first issue leaves open many possible story directions. There are signs of familial drama and a foreshadowing of survival horror. Questions of redemption and sacrifice permeate the dialog. Most historic flood myths occur when a deity sends a flood to punish the population, and survivors earn a new understanding of the nature of the world. In this flood, there is no guarantee of survival. Dark Ark issue one concerns the journey in a claustrophobic and dangerous universe that has been condensed to fit within the hull of a ship. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    ComicRelief Sep 19, 2017

    Fantastic first issue from writer Cullen Bunn, and Juan Doe knocks it out of the park with his art. Definitely worth checking out. We're guessing you'll be adding it to your pull list moving forward. Enjoy!

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