Maniac of New York: The Bronx is Burning #1

Writer: Elliott Kalan Artist: Andrea Mutti Publisher: Aftershock Comics Release Date: December 1, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 3
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8.0User Rating

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The bloody saga of Maniac Harry continues!
After the tragedy of The Death Train, Detective Zelda Pettibone and mayoral aide Gina Greene have lost the trail of the Maniac - and the support of the city. Copycats are springing up, tensions are high and traffic is a nightmare. So, what happens when your favorite unstoppable, mindless killer resurfaces in a Bronx high school? Can Zelda and Gina get there before Maniac Harry adds to his body count? Will the stu-dents tear their attention away from their phones long enough to notice there's a mon-ster in the halls?  
Writer Elliott Kalan and artist Andrea Mutti return for the next more

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Dec 14, 2021

    I'm definitely glad to be back in this world of Maniac of New York. The original run was definitely an intense and weird piece that really left you wanting to know the truth behind the mask. And I do hope we get that eventually and not just a tease that's left unanswered. This installment starts off slow as it works some good setup here and I like how it ramps up quickly once the Maniac arrives. Going with a different setting helps as well. The book reads well to be sure but Andrea Mutti's artwork and color design just takes it to the next level. I love the cool colors throughout and the layouts for the action as his rampage gets underway is a delight, especially the panic from some trying to get guidance on how to manage this. I'm excited to see what's coming. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    ComicBook.com - Logan Moore Dec 1, 2021

    I didn't care much for the first arc of Maniac of New York and The Bronx Is Burning hasn't done much to change my mind out of the gate. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Gizmo Jan 8, 2022

    I'm stoked to see Maniac Harry murdering innocent people once again! This issue returns to some of the social commentary that the first run initially introduced. We often think of bureaucracy as a byproduct of regulation and government oversight, but as is the case in the private school that this issue centers around, corporate enterprises can (and often do) fall into the same insufferable bureaucratic slogs. Here it's played up to comedic effect, which is pretty ballsy considering school shootings are still a concern in real America. Some might say it's poor taste; I'm not saying that but... 'reader beware,' I guess is what I'm saying.

  • 8.0
    DDJamesB Dec 1, 2021

    Glad this series is back. Friday the 13th simplicity. It's not a masterpiece, it's a old fashioned slasher with a modern twist.

  • 7.5
    Silver Rocket Dec 6, 2021

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