An Unkindness of Ravens #1

Writer: Dan Panosian Artist: Marianna Ignazzi Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: September 23, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 5
7.2Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

* Not all the witches burned during the Salem Witch Trials - and the ones that survived did so together. Now, generations later, their descendants protect the ancient secrets entrusted to them. They call themselves the Ravens.
* Wilma is the new girl in school, and she plans to go completely unnoticed - except that she bears an eerie resemblance to the Raven member Waverly. And Waverly just went missing.
* But the truth behind Waverly's disappearance will put the entire coven in danger - and Wilma will have to rely on power she never knew she had if she wants to save her new friends.
* Writer Dan Panosian (Slots) and artist Marian more

  • 10
    Bleeding Cool - Theo Dwyer Oct 16, 2020

    An Unkindness of Ravens #1 puts a centuries-old conflict in a New England high school in one of 2020's best comic debuts. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Ronnie Gorham Sep 25, 2020

    An Unkindness of Ravens #1 is a book worth checking out. It's got some amazing colors courtesy of Fabiana Mascolo and the entire team working on this book is awesome. It has great pacing, decent dialogue, and is overall a solid read. You'll want to add it to your list during your next trip to the comic shop.  Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bookcase - Jacob Cordas Sep 22, 2020

    An Unkindess Of Ravens #1 is a high school witch comic that mixes horror with hokey to delightful effect. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Matthew Aguilar Sep 23, 2020

    This was not at all what I was expecting from a premise like this, but that's what I found most refreshing about it, and the journey to uncovering all the secrets this town holds is one I couldn't be more delighted to be on, and I think you'll dig it too. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Sep 23, 2020

    Panosian and Ignazzi burn through the first 20% of a five-issue mini-series on the first day of a new school year. The subtly immersive world theyre putting together will be wrapping itself-up long before the end of the school year on this side of the comics page. A thoughtful, measured introduction like the first issue of An Unkindness of Ravens deserves something that might at least fill a bit more of a single school year.  Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Sep 9, 2020

    An intriguing (if not very original) start to this high school tale of dark magic and drama. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - Mark Scott Sep 25, 2020

    The character development and plot progression in this first issue is well paced. Theres enough to immerse the reader in the story without giving too much away. I already really like both Wilma and The Ravens, and have a deep desire to see Scarlet and her cronies get their inevitable comeuppance. This first issue has a YA feel to it, which isnt necessarily a bad thing, but I think that as the story develops its going to reveal a depth and a sense of danger and threat which will lead to more mature horror themes that will keep the interest of any reader. Read Full Review

  • 5.3
    Multiversity Comics - Ryan Fitzmartin Sep 29, 2020

    A highly routine and lackluster entry in a worn-out genre. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Oct 2, 2020

    An Unkindness of Ravens has a great premise that never really gets off the ground in this debut issue. The promise is there, however it doesn't deliver. We'll see if this picks up in subsequent chapters, but for now, it's more of a misguided and mediocre teen drama with a pinch of the supernatural, lacking intrigue and mystery. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Flickering Myth - Calum Petrie Sep 24, 2020

    The character design of the issue is a typical American high school; we have all seens shows or films and can imagine the layout of the campus and the social interactions. The imagination is not needed greatly to lend to the world building, yet the group of The Ravens" I wonder about them. The "alternative" styling of the group might help to emphasise the group as outcasts or potentially come with more character driven backstory. We shall find out in issue #2. Read Full Review

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