Dark Red #1
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Dark Red #1

Writer: Tim Seeley Artist: Corin Howell Publisher: Aftershock Comics Release Date: March 20, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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Charles "Chip" Ipswich isn't one of those coastal elites with a liberal arts degree and a job at a social media start-up who knows where all the best brunch places are...
No, Chip is one of the "forgotten men." He lives in a rural area in the middle of the country where Jesus still has a place at the dinner table and where factories send jobs to Calcutta.
Chip is also a vampire.
Stuck working the last shift at a gas station, Chip is lonely and bored...and then his dull, bleak life is turned upside down when SHE comes to town.Tim Seeley (BRLLIANT TRASH) and Corin Howell (Ghostbusters, X-Files Origins: Scully, Bat-Mite) bring you a more

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Feb 27, 2019

    When it comes to vampires, there isn't really a whole not of new stuff you can add. In this case, there are influences in play that you may have seen before, most notably True Blood and Twilight, with the setting and the idea of marking the land as theirs; though thankfully there are no sparkly vampires. Previously AftserShock like to go for the jugular when it comes to stories with a twist. This idea may have served it's usefulness as constant twists and turns can become the norm with over use. As such, this book, with its reasonably normal setup is actually a bit of fresh for the publisher, though I am sure that whole story may have a bite down the line. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopCultHQ - Adrian Care Mar 20, 2019

    A near-stellar first issue that's sure to shoot to the top of your pull list. While the Vampire genre has some strong entries in recent comic book history, Dark Red sits comfortably among the best. It offers fresh takes and creative ideas delivered through an angle we've rarely (if ever) explored characters like this through. There are respectful nods to its influences, thought-provoking philosophy, social commentary, and action in large doses. Sink your teeth into this book, it's guaranteed to get your blood pumping. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman's Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Mar 11, 2019

    Dark Red #1 delivers a bold concept and a promising setup. Its not as political of a comic as its title or cover suggests, with a subtlety of concern likely to be welcome to some readers. Ill stick with it, because if a vampire comic ends up having the smartest things to say about American in 2019, theres no way Im missing that. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Mark Scott Mar 5, 2019

    As I subtly suggested above, this series has really caught me by surprise. Its superb both narratively and visually and Im comfortable citing this as the next big vampire story to hit the shelves. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Michael Fromm Mar 13, 2019

    Overall, the first issue of DARK RED is a satisfying introduction to this vampire story with something to say about the political divide the country is facing. Read Full Review

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