Corktown #1

Corktown #1

Writer: Mario Candelaria Artist: Scott Ewen Publisher: Alterna Comics Release Date: May 18, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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The worst is far from over after a Detroit detective falls victim to a vampire's bite. With her soul trapped in limbo and her reanimated corpse wreaking havoc, Torrie must find a way to help her partners stop the carnage before more lives are taken.

Detroit artist Scott Ewen infuses a stark and eerie noir look, bringing Corktown to vivid life. Writer Mario Candelaria fuses a mix of the paranormal with the procedural as he redefines what it means to be both a vampire AND a ghost.

  • 9.0
    That's Not Current - Rachel Bellwoar Sep 7, 2016

    Part Buffy, part Law and Order, and part its own gritty animal, to use a corny pun, this issue brings bite to two genres that have been done numerous times before. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bounding Into Comics - Jorge Arena May 21, 2016

    Being a fan of both Sci Fi and Horror reading Corktown #1 was pretty fun. It's an interesting modern vampire story, that had me hooked. It's easy to get into, and it's just as easy to be sitting there wondering all the hows and whys with what's going on. If you enjoy comics dealing with the supernatural, then I suggest you give Corktown #1 a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson May 27, 2016

    Corktown has a great hook that grabs you early on.  A ghost cop is trying to stop her vampire corpse from killing people.  It presents a slew of possibilities, each of which comes with its own set of questions that I can't wait to see explored further. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Jul 12, 2016

    The twists of the story really grabbed my attention and made me want to read more. Like I said, it's an interesting twist on the genre, but really it's an interesting twist on a few genres. The story isn't perfect, there's some exposition that could be better, the art struggles at times and doesn't make full use of the black and white medium, but none of that stopped me from really enjoying this book. The premise really got it's hooks into me and made me put everything I've listed with this review to the corner and I was able to enjoy what I was reading. And I will enjoy reading the next issue as well. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Geek-O-Rama - Rick Jun 5, 2016

    Ultimately, Corktown #1 is valuable as an example of how not to do a comic. Ill give it an extra star because of Candelarias writing (and for Detroit), but theres no reason Alterna comics should print a second issue. Read Full Review

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