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Dark Blood #1

Writer: LaToya Morgan Artist: Walt Barna Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: July 21, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 5
8.3Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

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What if you were given the power to change the course of history?

Alabama, 1955. Avery Aldridge is an ordinary young Black man. A decorated World War II veteran, Avery provides for his wife and daughter.

But wounds of the past have a way of coming back, and Avery Aldridge will soon discover he is anything but ordinary...

After a run-in awakens strange new abilities, Avery's about to become more powerful than he could have ever dared to dream... in a country and society that never wanted him to have any power.

A bold, evocative genre-bending saga by screenwriter LaToya Morgan (AMC's The Walking Dead, Into T more

  • 10
    BGCP - Michael Lennox Jul 22, 2021

    The story is fast-paced and uses well-known issues and imagery to set the scene allowing a fast plot and character development. the racism is both confusing and out of nowhere. This accurate portrayal helps underline what will be an interesting book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Jul 20, 2021

    An intense and necessarily uncomfortable read, Dark Blood starts off strong with a brilliant premise , knife-sharp writing and staggering visual work, all of which work together to create one of the best debut issues of the year. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 21, 2021

    Walt Barna delivers a beautifully dark, noir tone to the story that is perfect for the time period. There are moments in dark alleys that are brilliantly designed as well as big action scenes from Avery's flashbacks that are visually thrilling. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    GWW - B Ferg Jul 20, 2021

    Latoya Morgan and Boom! Studios don't reveal much in the first issue of Dark Blood. But from what I've read so far this comic is about a substance, a material that is more than skin deep. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Benjamin Novoa Jul 20, 2021

    The story never lets up, the scenes are as tense as they come, and the mystery around "the variance" event is engrossing. Dark Blood #1 is the perfect opening salvo for a series with genuine potential. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Logan Moore Jul 21, 2021

    And while there are still questions to be had after the first issue of Dark Blood, writer Latoya Morgan doesn't waste any time in setting the stage for what this series will become. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Sequential Planet - Marcus Orchard Jul 19, 2021

    It has a few hiccups, but Darkblood #1 is a solid debut. The mix of thrills and relevant social issues makes this an exciting read that's worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Multiversity Comics - John Schaidler Jul 22, 2021

    Final Verdict: 7.9 "Dark Blood" #1 unfolds pretty quickly. With a little more time and space spent getting to know the protagonist, the debut issue would be more powerful. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Comics Bookcase - Jacob Cordas Jul 21, 2021

    Dark Blood #1 has a few hiccups but is a promising start to an engaging and deeply political new miniseries. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    But Why Tho? - Jason Flatt Jul 21, 2021

    Dark Blood #1was a disappointing start to a series with good potential. While the opening did little in the way of character or plot development, and its ending was a confusing fizzle, I get the sense that things may pick up as the series moves past its opening. Read Full Review

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