Basilisk #1

Writer: Cullen Bunn Artist: Jonas Scharf Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: June 2, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 20
8.6Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

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Who Can Stop The Chimera?

Five individuals bound by a cult-like hivemind, they terrorized small towns with their horrifying supernatural sense-based powers, leaving death and destruction in their wake.

Regan, one of the Chimera, escaped and has been in hiding, with her murderous eyes bound, overcome with guilt.

Until now... when a victim from her past forces her to hunt down the other four of her kind.

New York Times bestselling horror writer Cullen Bunn (Harrow County) and artist Jonas Scharf (Avengers Of The Wasteland) reunite to unleash a supernatural horror series for fans of Killadelphia and Stillwate more

  • 10
    BGCP - Michael Lennox May 31, 2021

    I can see why Basilisk #1 is the biggest pre-sale and it delivers on all cylinders. If this review doesn't have you jumping up and kicking down the door of your local comic shop for an issue I'm not sure what will. A 100% perfect issue that sets the action with minimal dialogue and stunning artwork. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Carl Bryan Jun 7, 2021

    Ground floor and going up! This issue uses the right bait for readers as you are automatically intrigued about this story. You HAVE to know what powers these five have. You HAVE to know what their motivation is. This issue is the itch that you have to spend a long time scratching so I am in for the long haul! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    GWW - Nick Friar May 31, 2021

    In a week that features quite a few appealing first issues, Basilisk #1 has earned a spot among the new comics readers need to give a shot. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jun 2, 2021

    Basilisk is an intriguing first issue thanks to its control of mood, atmosphere, and mystery. The story could have used a bit more, but it gets your interest enough, and certainly plays to fans of horror and superheroes. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Jun 3, 2021

    A fun first issue that hints at a deeper mysteries yet to unfurl and with the types of characters and the adult horror, not scary this book could well be a sleeper hit for all involved. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jun 2, 2021

    Scharf delivers some beautiful visuals throughout this issue. Every page is filled with great details and the characters look fantastic. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Major Spoilers - Robert Mammone Jun 5, 2021

    Bunn has got a little one man storytelling cottage industry down pat at the moment. Lean hard into the occult, fill out the character ranks with damaged individuals in search of an answer and or vengeance, add water, and off you go. Put like that, it may sound like he's a soulless writing machine. Quite the contrary; he is a skilled writer who knows his craft very, very well. There's never a wasted word, or scene, with everything coming together to drive the story irresistibly forward. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Jun 2, 2021

    WhileBasilisk#1 is an example of exceptionally well executed supernatural horror in comics, there may not be enough depth for readers to sink their teeth into just yet. But there is no denying that Basiliskhas a lot of potential. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Jun 15, 2021

    Writer Cullen Bunn is laying the groundwork for Basilisk in this debut issue. There are obviously quite a few open questions, as we're just getting started, however there's more than enough to grab onto and pull you in for more. It's a supernatural take on a super hero mystery story and I'm here for it. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Jun 2, 2021

    First issues are hard. Bunn has the requisite elements for an interesting narrative, but Basilisk #1 is a little nebulous at the moment for me, and I think I need to withhold judgement for the second entry before committing either away. That said, Scharf's artwork is a showstopper and the majesty of the visuals alone make it a decent addition to the pull. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Conor Spielberg Jun 7, 2021

    Strong sense of characters and interesting artwork. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Evan Valentine Jun 2, 2021

    Though the bones established here in the introductory issue work well enough, there are definitely moments in Basilisk #1 that brighter than others. Read Full Review

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