Dark Red #2

Writer: Tim Seeley Artist: Corin Howell Publisher: Aftershock Comics Release Date: April 24, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 2
9.0Critic Rating
5.5User Rating

Rural vampire Chip is dragged from his boring life as a late night convenience store clerk and into a monstrous conspiracy, as he protects the ravishing vampiress Kamille from the Order of Eventide.

Can Chip be the hero he always saw himself as?

Tim Seeley (BRLLIANT TRASH, Hack/Slash, Grayson) and Corin Powell (Ghostbusters, Bat-Mite) bring you a contemporary and horrifying tale of vampirism in the heart of America - one that'll make you jump right out of your boots.

  • 10
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson May 9, 2019

    Dark Red puts some current hot button topics in perspective, through the guise of a vampire story. Sure, you can come for the monsters, but you'll stay for the riveting story. Charlie's journey is particularly interesting as we're not entirely sure how to feel about him. Sometimes we hate him and sometimes we love him, but he's always entertaining. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Apr 28, 2019

    Dark Red is a gloriously deviant read. I love Chip's desire to stay under the radar of everyone, willing to move away from trouble to keep himself safe. And his desire to keep innocents safe instantly makes him likable. The citizens of Fall's End are wholly believable and have me wanting to see more of this location. The visuals are great, going easily from horrors to heartfelt moments. The final page is the best page out of any book this week. This is one hell of a horror book. Highest possible recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Comic Watch - Adrian Care May 1, 2019

    If this issue doesnt get you with its intelligent take on the political state of the world, then the vampire lore and characterization will anyway. This started as a great basic premise that is quickly evolving into a fantastic series gushing with new ideas and blood pumping action, twists, and turns. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Comic Crusaders - Kevin Given Apr 30, 2019

    Tim Seely has crafted a very adult themed series that most mainstream comics probably wouldn't publish. Violent, gritty and laced with some, shall we say, more colorful metaphors. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Apr 24, 2019

    Dark Red looks to be doubling down more on the political commentary and that'll make the book a bit more divisive than it might already have been. And that's good because I enjoy books that really stake out some territory with big ideas and run with it – even if they're ideas that I'm completely against. We know what Victor represents in full by the end of this and now we're waiting to see how far Chip will go in picking a side or staying out of it completely. I like how Seeley brings together a few different threads here and the kind of details that Howell puts into the artwork in order to really make this place feel like it exists somewhere. It's engaging with a whole lot of potential to go in a lot of different ways. Here's hoping it'll really take more risks. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Christa Harader Apr 25, 2019

    Dark Red #2 is a good second issue, with enough lore and action in balance to keep our interest and some solid visuals to boot. Read Full Review

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