By Night #1

Writer: John Allison Artist: Christine Larsen Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: June 13, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11
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Eisner-Award winning author John Allison (Giant Days) and artist Christine Larsen (Adventure Time) join forces for a story about coming home, discovering identity, and accidently smashing a hole to another dimension.
Aspiring documentarian (and actual Chemistry major) Jane has recently reunited with her former best friend Heather, amateur urban explorer. When a trip into an abandoned industrial building leads them to another world, their plan begins to unfold.create a documentary about the world and become filthy, filthy rich. The other side of the portal is filled with monsters, magic and a chance for a whole new life. All they have to more

  • 9.0
    ComicBuzz - Tee LaFrance Todd Jun 20, 2018

    Christine Larsens art is a delight and such a great fit. It quells my Steven Universe nostalgia, but is definitely distinct in its creative layouts, expressive faces, and humorous body language. The colors are bold and the letters are spot on. By Night glows in the midst of many of the other comics on the shelves. I am very much looking forward to the next issues. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Jun 13, 2018

    If you ever explored old abandoned places by night, this is what you think you wish you would have found there. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Black Nerd Problems - Khadjiah Johnson Jun 12, 2018

    Outside of the storytelling, I appreciated the humor. It was dark and hidden at moments and I appreciated the subtlety. The dialogue was sneaky and snappy. It is sure to bring out a couple of chuckles during a re-read. When I finished the comic, I went back to see if there were any knee-slappers I missed. I cant wait to see what our duo unleashes. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Sequential Planet - Lilith Jewett Jun 25, 2018

    A strong start to a new series that holds itself back by burying its premise. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jun 16, 2018

    By Night #1 is another charming excursion for John Allison. Heather and Jane are likable characters, the premise is cute and creative, and you'll love to look at Larsen's and Stern's art. This one earns a recommendation. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Connor Stephens Jun 11, 2018

    It's a classic first issue that relies heavily on its setup, but Allison's penchant for well-crafted characters, strong thematic ties and eye for illustrious art talent makes this issue an easy purchase. The unique and otherworldly mystery, as well as the mystery of the characters themselves, makes this not only another Allison hit, but something new, exciting and inevitably rewarding for anyone looking for a new series to immerse themselves in. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Jenna Anderson Jun 13, 2018

    The end result is a bit of a sleeper hit, which will hopefully take you by surprise in plenty of ways. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Geekery Magazine - Lucas Fashina Jun 14, 2018

    There are three covers for By Night #1; the regular Cover A is drawn by Christine Larsen; Cover B is a Variant drawn by John Allison; ans the Cover C is a retailer incentive drawn by Variant Gurihiru. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Jennifer DeRoss Jun 13, 2018

    This is the kind of issue that just doesn't work all that well as a single, but it sets the stage well for the series and it will probably work perfectly in a collected volume. The last handful of pages are the only ones that really move the story forward because the character work needed to make me care about anything else is simply not there yet. This is not to say it was unenjoyable. It just needs a little more attention to details and a good polishing. I will definitely be looking for the next issue, but this one might end up being skippable as a single. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Ben Snyder Jun 13, 2018

    By Night #1 is an entertaining tale about two estranged friends encountering something other-wordly and hopefully getting closer because of it. It's not the most unique or engrossing story, but John Allsion does enough with his characterization and dialogue to draw the readers in. There is room for expansion as to what is actually on the other side of the portal and what exactly are Heather's true intentions, so the series can go in a bunch of directions. Read Full Review

  • 5.6
    Multiversity Comics - Elias Rosner Jun 14, 2018

    Love the last two pages, the rest is a bit of a mixed bag. Story and character clash as "By Night" #1 tries to find its footing prior to the inciting incident. Read Full Review

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