The Brother of All Men #1

Writer: Zac Thompson Artist: Eoin Marron Publisher: Aftershock Comics Release Date: July 20, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 4
8.4Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

It is 1928. Veteran of the Great War and part-time private eye Guy Horn travels to a remote community in Western Canada to retrieve his estranged brother from the clutches of a dangerous cult. As Guy struggles to gain control of his own personal demons, he's tantalized by the cause and its charismatic leader, Brother XII.
A tightly plotted horror-mystery based on a true story wherein writer Zac Thompson (I BREATHED A BODY, UNDONE BY BLOOD, Ka-Zar) joins forces with artist Eoin Marron (KILLER GROOVE) for a new miniseries that blends the unexpected twists of hard-boiled detective noir with the uncanny traditions of folk-horror.

  • 10 - Spencer Perry Jul 13, 2022

    Writer Zac Thompson and artist Eoin Marron have crafted a terrifying vision of a new horror comic series here, creating layers of narrative that are already ripe for exploration. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Blair Jul 15, 2022

    A genuinely creepy cult thriller set in an interesting time and place with great artwork and solid writing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jul 14, 2022

    Everything about this book is really well-executed. The script is solid with all the details, the dialogue flows in a way that feels right, the settings and backgrounds look great, and I love the character designs. But it's also a story of a cult of some sort set in 1928 and running just as many parallels to today. Normally, that would be my jam, but at the same time we're in the middle of some really dark times, and adding more of it is cathartic to some degree and moreso for some than others, but it can also be something that you can spiral with. I'm intrigued to see more and if there is something greater at work here and to just savor the artwork and the characters. But I'm also fighting off some real wariness about reading about another cult. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bookcase - Steve Baxi Jun 6, 2022

    A good opening issue, with great art and unique lettering choices takes what might be just another mystery comic and turn into something to watch out for. Read Full Review

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