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Black Tape #1

Writer: Dan Panosian Artist: Dalibor Talajic Publisher: AWA Release Date: February 1, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 4
8.7Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Jack King was a rock'n'roll god who projected a stage
persona on par with the devil. After Jack dies on stage, his widow, Cindy, grapples with grief and struggles to protect his
legacy, unaware that she is being surrounded by dark forces that covet the master tapes to Jack's final,
unreleased album - a heavy metal masterpiece that just
might open a doorway to hell.

  • 10
    COMICON - Olly MacNamee Jan 31, 2023

    ‘Black Tape' #1 is an evocative horror comic set against the backdrop of the Satanic panic of the Seventies and clearly, joyfully inspired by the hedonistic excesses of heavy rock. Dan Panosian lays down the lyrics while Dalibor Talaji soaks up the spotlight on art and turns the dial up to produce one of the funkiest, fearful, fabulous comics out this week. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett Feb 1, 2023

    Black Tape #1 might open with a focus on loss and a feeling of dirt with entertainment vultures but it ends with an intriguing mystery and direction that'll leave readers wanting answers to. A solid debut that isn't so much about the music dying, instead it hints at the exploitation that comes after. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Megan Peters Feb 1, 2023

    Black Tape makes its debut this week, and the ominous first issue promises a tale of tragedy and rock-n-roll. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lotusland Comics - Hank Rea Feb 2, 2023

    'Black Tape' promises to get heavy into the dark forces that face the widow of a rock star. Issue one lays the foundation for what's to come with extraordinary thoughtfulness and empathy for the characters. What awaits them and the readers is a growing tension that could very well be a descent into hell. Panosian's deliberate pacing and emotional examination of grief set the stage for some macabre events to come. It's definitely worth getting on board to see what horrors lie ahead.  Read Full Review

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