Clive Barker's Next Testament #1
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Clive Barker's Next Testament #1

Writer: Clive Barker, Mark L. Miller Artist: Haemi Jang Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: May 29, 2013 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
7.8Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

The first all-new original comic series created and written by Clive Barker is here!

Julian Demond, captain of industry, has left behind everything to begin a walkabout -- he believes he's on a mission from God. While in the wasteland, he comes across a figure unlike any other, who calls himself Wick...and claims to be God. Their journey will span the globe, as neither man merely wants to make a mark on a world, but a scar.

  • 9.0
    Read Comic Books - Joey Caswell May 30, 2013

    This may be Clive Barkers first original comic book series created specifically for the medium, but he is by no means unfamiliar with this area, having brought a number of his creations and those of others to comic books in the past. His bizarre imagination really shines in Next Testament, and Miller seems to have been an ideal choice for collaboration given the quality writing contained within. The artwork is well suited to this surreal story and anyone reading issue #1 will surely want to tune in next month to find out what Wick is up to. Following the final panel, it is no wonder the first chapter was opened with the famous quote If God really existed, it would be necessary to abolish him. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Jorge Solis May 30, 2013

    Horror fans are going to want to get their hands on this one. Next Testament #1 hooks its readers with an interesting and foreboding premise. If you haven't read any of Clive Barker's works (really?!?), then this is the perfect place to start. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke May 29, 2013

    So why didn't I give it a 9 or a 10? Mainly because the tone isn't completely obvious yet. It spends most of its time stuck in the head of a middle aged madman, but maybe he's not so mad. It's hard to gauge, and it's hard to gauge what it's going for, but the cliffhanger ending seems to suggest one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Jeff Bouchard May 31, 2013

    The creative team has littered the book with deeper meanings and symbolism, from the quote from a Russian philosopher, to the book used to hide Julians secret office, to the statement on the final page by Wick. Clive Barkers Next Testament is not perfect, but it does what a first issue is supposed to do. It creates a world that pulls you in, makes you think, question things and wonder what is going to happen to these characters. If you are looking for a book that is a little different than what you typically see on the shelf and one that will give you a layered reading experience, then give Clive Barkers Next Testament #1 a try. I am glad I did. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Elkin Jun 5, 2013

    Still, there is enough going on in Next Testament #1 to make me eager to see issue two. Barker and Miller are playing with God here, and that's a subject always ripe for a critical exploration. Were this a big budget film, those Focus on Family folks might have dusted off their picket signs and there might have been a Million Moms ready to launch some sort of boycott. But this is comics -- BOOM! Studios to be exact -- so it will be interesting to see what comes of this. Read Full Review

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