Dead Day #1
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Dead Day #1

Writer: Ryan Parrott Artist: Evgeny Bornyakov Publisher: Aftershock Comics Release Date: May 27, 2020 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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If the dead could come back for just one night, would we want them to?

Meet the Haskins, a seemingly normal suburban family, as they prepare for the annual macabre holiday known as "Dead Day" - when the deceased rise from the grave from sunset to sunrise. Some come back to reunite with family and friends, others for one last night of debauchery, still others with only one thing on their decomposing mind: revenge.

From writer Ryan Parrott (OBERON, VOLITION, Power Rangers) and artist Evgeniy Bornyakov (DESCENDENT, YOU ARE OBSOLETE) comes an unnerving tale of exis-tential horror with grave consequences.

  • 9.0
    Comics Bookcase - Jarred A. Lujn May 11, 2020

    Dead Day #1 is about as strong a debut as you could ask for. It gives enough to feel invested while having some incredibly strong hooks. A fresh, new take on zombies blended with great character work has me excited for #2. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Zachary Whittaker May 26, 2020

    A great, different take on a zombie story, with heaps of potential that I can't wait to read more of. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny May 27, 2020

    If I am honest,when I saw the idea for this book, my initial reaction was "Really? Haven't I seen this before?". Instead what I got was a well written book, packed with great little moments that leads to darker things that might not necessarily be as trope as they seem. Coupled with the great art, this mini series if to a fantastic start! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett May 27, 2020

    Dead Day #1 is a hell of a debut. The team has put together a comic that introduces you to so much in one issue and really sets things up in an exciting way. There's back matter material too that fleshes out this holiday and event even more that makes it feel fully realized. This is a hell of a start and from the first issue it feels like Dead Day is something to celebrate. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge May 27, 2020

    Dead Day does come across as a kind of zombie story at first just by the artwork but as you dig into it more there's a lot to be intrigued by. Ryan Parrott is good at that so I'm not too surprised by it. With this focused more as a family drama with discernible stakes, I'm hopeful that it remains the main focus as opposed to discovering the truth about Dead Day because I like the idea of that just remaining a mystery, ala The Leftovers. Bornyakov has been consistently strong with all of their projects and this is no exception, leaving me excited to see what else they'll bring to the table with the designs. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Kat Calamia May 28, 2020

    From visuals to script, Dead Day #1 stands out from your average zombie story, while still keeping the elements we love about the genre intact. Read Full Review

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