Maniac of New York #1
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Maniac of New York #1

Writer: Elliott Kalan Artist: Andrea Mutti Publisher: Aftershock Comics Release Date: February 3, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 8
6.6Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

Four years ago, a masked slasher began stalking the streets of New York City.

Maniac Harry is inhuman, unkillable and unstoppable. Which is why the authorities' solution has been to ignore him, and let New Yorkers adapt to a world where death can strike at any mo-ment. When Maniac Harry starts killing his way through the subway system, trauma-haunted political aide Gina Greene and disgraced NYPD detective Zelda Pettibone become
determined to go rogue and destroy him. But how can they fight a monster when they can't fight City Hall?
From Emmy Award-winning writer Elliott Kalan (The Daily Show, MST3K, Spider-M more

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Feb 10, 2021

    Maniac of New York starts off big and strong while also providing a lot of good character material to engage with so that it feels really well fleshed out. First issues can be really hit or miss in how well it handles providing concept and character and so many books these days overperform in a way that harms the storytelling, providing reveals too early instead of taking the time to let it unfold. Kalan nails it perfectly here while Mutti's artwork drives the intensity of all beautifully. Though the title itself and the general concept isn't something I'm naturally drawn to, I'm hugely excited to see what comes next. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Manzo Feb 8, 2021

    A good introduction to the hunt for this unstoppable killer but at times feeling misguided. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    COMICON - Brendan M. Allen Feb 8, 2021

    Maniac of New York is fine, as long as you can suspend disbelief long enough to believe Jason Voorhees could wander around New York in broad daylight hacking people to bits, without being stopped by NYPD, the National Guard, or the crowd itself. Doesn't quite land for me. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Logan Moore Feb 3, 2021

    What can be found in this first issue isn't bad, especially when it comes to the art, but if this series is going to pull me in further, it needs to do a lot more legwork. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Rauld Feb 3, 2021

    This is a really good comic. The writing is exceptional and I like the water color art. It’s a slow but very fascinating build. A very well done horror story. I like how everyone seems to have given up on catching the killer. Why?

  • 9.0
    Gizmo Feb 20, 2021

    It turns out that an unstoppable serial killer a la Halloween/Friday the 13th is the perfect metaphor for the COVID-19 pandemic when the population has become numb to constant deaths around them. The is a splatter of political satire throughout to keep things fun and relatable. I think this may easily become a new favorite on my pull list.

  • 9.0
    JHugh Mar 5, 2021

    I enjoyed the book, humorous at times and dialogue is good. However, you can't believe this one guy can kill so many people at once but maybe it will be revealed he has some special powers :). Only complaint I have is the artwork at times. Sometimes it took a second to realize if the character was male or female.

  • 8.5
    DDJamesB Feb 8, 2021

    I really liked this. Its up my alley of just odd things that peak my interest. Seems like its somewhat emulating Friday the 13th so if youre into that you probably would like this. Im interested to see what happens.

  • 8.0

    Maniac of New York
    Issue: 1
    “Heads in the Sand”

    Publisher: @aftershockcomics
    Writer: @elliottkalan
    Artist: @andreamutti9
    Letterer: @taylorespo
    Editor: @mikejmarts

    There’s an axe murderer on the loose in New York City and has been on the loose for the past four years. During that time, he has worked up an enormous body count and has eluded capture of New York’s finest. All we know is that his name is Harry and he strikes fear into the city. The main reason as to why he has avoided capture or worse is because he is inhuman, unkillable and unstoppable. The way the authorities deal with this horrific person is to simply ignore him and let the city adapt and accept that their lif more

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    Mindo2003 Mar 19, 2021

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    Silver Rocket Feb 21, 2021

  • 5.0
    Phil B. Feb 3, 2021

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