The Ocean Will Take Us #1

Writer: Rich Douek Artist: Carlos Olivares Publisher: Aftershock Comics Release Date: April 6, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 2
8.1Critic Rating
9.8User Rating

Something's lurking in the waters of Almanzar Bay - and when Casey March tries out for the swim team, he learns firsthand that messing with the social order of his new high school can have dangerous - even deadly - consequences!

From Bram Stoker-Award nominated writer Rich Douek (Sea of Sorrows, Road of Bones) and artist Carlos Olivares, comes a new tale of horror and intrigue - where a group of high school outcasts band together to fight a growing evil in their school and town.

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Apr 6, 2022

    The Ocean Will Take Us speaks volumes just from its title and once you get into it you see just how much this team has to say. It's busy and packed, maybe just a touch too much in some ways, but it's working a familiar concept and executing it well. Douek's script is covering a lot of ground in order to hit certain points of teasing the horror and highlighting the characters so that you want more and I think it succeeds in that, even if I want it to be paced a bit slower. What helps to sell it more for me is Olivares' artwork combined with Puppo's color design. It feels alive and fresh in a way that I don't get to see too often and it has a sense of fun and teenage energy about it as well. It's playing up the Cali design easily enough but it's much more than that as well. I can see some of the basics unfolding in a familiar way but I suspect Douek has some good twists and turns ahead to keep us guessing and I'm excited to see that take shape. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Blair Apr 8, 2022

    Your mileage may vary depending on how much you like high school drama stories, but its a solid take on a tried and true formula with very pretty artwork. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Mark Scott Apr 5, 2022

    This is a great first issue from a great team, and based on the pedigree alone, this is going to become a great series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Logan Moore Apr 6, 2022

    While the subject matter is perhaps a bit unusual, The Ocean Will Take Us gets off to a strong start and I'm looking forward to seeing how it develops from here. Read Full Review

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