Crocodile Black #1
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Crocodile Black #1

Writer: Phillip Kennedy Johnson Artist: Somnath Pal Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: May 8, 2024 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 4
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What makes someone turn to crime-especially in a modern, pandemic-riddled dystopia?

Danny, a seemingly mundane young man lost in escapism, with a spiraling lack of control over his life, witnesses something during a delivery job that will change him forever, turning things as dark as the black, crocodile skin boots that he can't take his eyes off of...

In this criminal thriller from Eisner-nominated writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson (Action Comics) and rising star artist Somnath Pal (Brigands), the morally gray turns to cold-blooded murder.

  • 9.1
    Pages and Panels - Seth A. Romo May 5, 2024

    Crocodile Black is a moody in its story and art and the next issue can't get here fast enough. Get ready for one hell of a devilish dark ride. This story isn't for the faint of heart. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Capes & Tights - Justin Soderberg May 4, 2024

    Crocodile Black has a compelling storyline to its exquisite artwork and in our opinion should not be missed. Phillip Kennedy Johnson (Alien, 007: For King & Country) and Somnath Pal have created something that seems to be truly special with this series, and we can't wait to see where they take it next. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerd Initiative - Ken M. May 8, 2024

    The evolution of Evil shines as a young man welcomes readers into a complex scenario. Johnson boldly sends Danny into his next phase with superb writing. Pal Pal, Delpeche and Carry leave no panel to waste with the heavy imagery witnessed. This will be a series to have on your radars. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Aguilar May 8, 2024

    Crocodile Black is captivating from the very first page, and its grip only continues to tighten as you learn more about the world, the forces at play within it, and the conflicted young man that finds himself at the center of it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett May 8, 2024

    Crocodile Black #1 is an interesting comic. It has some underlying themes that will hit home with folks while delivering a story that also has a bit mystery, action, and crime thriller. It's a start that will have fans of the genre clamoring for more and awaiting the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Kevin Clark May 7, 2024

    Crocodile Black #1's Danny has the potential to be a much-discussed character in the future. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Multiversity Comics - Kate Kosturski May 9, 2024

    A compelling mystery rich in imagery perhaps does not need its initial premise as much as it thought, so let us hope the creative team focuses on the universal story themes underpinning this issue and less on the current events that seem to have inspired it. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez May 8, 2024

    The world is grounded enough that when there are elements that appear supernatural it leaves you wondering what is going on. But while a mood is certainly created the characters that exist in this world just don't capture your attention. Read Full Review

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