Clive Barker's Nightbreed #1

Clive Barker's Nightbreed #1

Writer: Marc Andreyko, Clive Barker Artist: Piotr Kowalski Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: May 28, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 1
8.2Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

WHY WE LOVE IT: Comics are full of outcast characters, but this is an outcast story, Clive Barker-style. True to this modern horror master's other work, NIGHTBREED is full of horrifying creatures that captivated us in the cult film and live on in this new story.

WHY YOU'LL LOVE IT: Before FABLES, before ONCE UPON A TIME, Clive Barker created a secret town of monsters that live among us. Don't worry if you've never seen
the film-Barker and writer Marc Andreyko (BATWOMAN, MANHUNTER) have crafted a story that all horror fans can enjoy. Add to the mix Piotr Kowalski's art (MARVEL KNIGHTS: HULK, SEX) and you can't miss this.


  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes May 31, 2014

    A wonderfulbook that had me longing to watch the film as soon as I was done reading it. This is perfect for fans of the film and an outstanding introduction to those not familiar with Barker's characters. This shows incredible promise and I am thrilled that this team produced such an outstanding comic. I will be following this book religiously–or blasphemously–whichever keeps it published. Highest possible recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicWow!TV - AD Boorman Jun 26, 2014

    This is a wonderful comic, but you need to get the first issue to understand some of the characters and plot references. While it might be useful to watch the movie "Nightbreed," it is not neccessary - the first two issues are prequel to the movie, and the movie might help to understand the significance of a 'surprise' at the end of issue #2, I do not think it diminishes the overall story. Clive Barker's work is strong enough to be appealing, even with mediocre writers and artists, but when he is paired with significant talent, as he is here, then the comic is strongly recommended. If you love horror, dark fantasy, or the work of Clive Barker, then this is a MUST BUY. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Zac Thompson May 29, 2014

    Horror fans will definitely enjoy every bit of “Clive Barker's Nightbreed” #1. After finishing the first promising first issue, the “Nightbreed” comic makes me want to reread Clive Barker's novella and check up on “The Cabal Cut.” Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - spicytoilet May 28, 2014

    Writers: Clive Barker, Marc AndreykoArtists: Piotr KowalskiDidn't have to get to page five to really get that "I'm reading a Clive Barker book" feeling. His style was prominent from the absolute beginning. It was a treat to see all the creatures from the 90's flick make it on to the comic, especially in the beginning pages when you get to scope out the art on the wall. Very nice touch. Pay special attention to the beginning when the old man with gills on his face tells you about Midian, if you're not a Cabal or Nightbreed fan. Otherwise, the well informed will know. Midian's the Nightbreeds home, secluded from humans and hidden in the mists. If I recall, it is in Canada somewhere. For those of you that don't know, the Nightbreed are a society of creatures that have existed since way before anything else. In the book we see two timelines, the past and the present. In the past we see two runaway slaves. Unfortunately one gets turned after enc Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Capeless Crusader - Asaph Bitner May 31, 2014

    “Clive Barker's Nightbreed #1″ tells two interesting horror stories that happen in two interesting time periods. It doesn't feel like anything extraordinary yet, but it does leave readers interested in what's going to happen next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Rhymes With Geek - Ben Penfold-Marwick May 28, 2014

    Overall: There are no enormous surprises in the issue, but it is nice to see that we aren't just re-treading the same familiar Nightbreed storyline. Andreyko is enlarging this world, filling it with an interesting back story and history that adds to the mythology. Barker fans should be more than happy with this one, and if you've never checked out his work before, this acts as a pretty decent introduction. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran May 29, 2014

    Although the issue is primarily setup, with little characterization, the setting and art is strong enough to make you want to come back for issue #2. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Peter Schmeiser Jun 18, 2014

    Clive Barkers Night Breed has a bit of intrigue, but due to character designs and strange pacing, it flirts with being corny instead of being fascinating. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton May 28, 2014

    "Clive Barker's Nightbreed" #1 is off to a solid start, enough to make me want to read a second issue. Hopefully we'll shift back into the present sooner or later and get to see the city of Midian for more than just a tiny glimpse; for now, though, the setup works well enough. If like me, you'd always heard about "Nightbreed" but never experienced it, this feels like a good place to begin. Read Full Review

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