Eat The Rich #1

Writer: Sarah Gailey Artist: Pius Bak Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: August 18, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 17
8.4Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

What unspeakable horror eats away at the heart of Crestfall Bluffs?

With law school and her whole life ahead of her, Joey plans to summer with her boyfriend Astor in his seemingly perfect hometown of Crestfall Bluffs.

It's a chance to finally meet Astor's family and childhood friends, all while enjoying a vacation with every need attended to by servants.

But beneath the affluent perfection lies a dark, deadly rot... will Joey discover the truth before it's too late, and if she does, can she survive to tell the tale?

The bold, horrifying psychological thriller from Hugo Award-winning author Sarah Gailey (The more

  • 10
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Aug 17, 2021

    An unbelievably smart and cutting read, Eat The Rich #1 comes off like a mix of The Graduate and a Boots Riley film; an absolutely brilliant comic in every way. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    GWW - Percy Waelchl Aug 18, 2021

    The combination of Sarah Gailey's pacing, world-building, and characters combined with Bak and Titov's art creates a compelling first issue of Eat the Rich and builds anticipation for the series. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Aug 18, 2021

    Pius Bak delivers some impressive visuals throughout the issue. The style is reminiscent of romance comics and that aesthetic perfectly captures the tone and mood of the story while also disarming the reader ahead of the horror to come. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Christopher Egan Aug 19, 2021

    A upsetting look at social anxieties, and true terror, all wrapped into a sharply written narrative. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Aug 19, 2021

    One of the internet's favorite phrases to utter in regard to the rich comes to life in this intriguing comic book series, which slowly builds the tension towards revealing just what horrendous thing these rich people, who we immediately mistrust, are responsible for. Shadowy and perfectly ominously drawn and colored artwork brings this world to vivid life. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Aug 18, 2021

    Eat the Rich #1 delivers a great start to this story. Finishing on a hook that is sure to grab readers, it only remains to be seen if Gailey and company can keep the momentum going from here. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    BGCP - Andy MacGregor Aug 17, 2021

    As first issues go, I thoroughly enjoyed this. And I would recommend to any fans of mystery and horror. Sarah Gailey has written a story which can make the skin on the back of your neck stand up. The pacing of the book starts slow and just builds up to a chilling crescendo which leaves you fearing what will come in the next issue. Beautifully written with a superb supporting art team, this is one book you don't want to miss. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Aug 18, 2021

    It's a fun first issue through and through, and I'm interested to see what we'll see on the first page of the second issue. Gailey, Bak, Titov, and Rae have a very cohesive project that hits all the right notes to keep my curiosity in this horror series piqued. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Aug 18, 2021

    Eat The Rich #1 is a great first issue. This is horror done right. Gailey masterfully sets the tone of the book right off the bat, and it works great. Bak and Titovs art fits the script wonderfully. As far as first issues go, this one works very well. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Evan Valentine Aug 18, 2021

    In a similar style as Get Out, Ready or Not, and You're Next, this series from creators Sarah Gailey and Pius Bak does a solid job of setting the stakes and weaving an ominous foreshadowing, but does little to set itself apart from a number of other properties that have ventured down a similar road before it. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    AIPT - Colin Moon Aug 17, 2021

    Nearly a carbon copy of a much better piece of art, Eat the Rich #1 only strips away any relevance it might have so that it might apply to anyone. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    omnicitycomics Aug 19, 2021

    The best description I can give for Eat the Rich is that it’s Cruel Intentions meets Get Out. It’s a story about the ultra wealthy and their inner workings from the perspective of an outsider.

    Our main character is Joey, a normal college girl whose boyfriend Astor comes from an incredibly wealthy family. Joey and Astor are going to spend the summer with Astor’s family at their beach house in Crestfall Bluffs. This will be her first introduction to his family and their world. Naturally, Joey is incredibly nervous about the meeting fearing that she won’t fit in and that Astor’s family will reject her.

    From the initial introduction between Joey and Astor’s family you get a sense of uncomfortableness and a fe more

  • 8.5
    DDJamesB Aug 18, 2021

    I thought this was better than expected. Very well written. I felt the anxiety of the main character. And even though it was spoiled for me it still had an interesting ending.

  • 8.0

    Interested to see where this ends up going

  • 7.5
    Psycamorean Aug 18, 2021

    I only read this because of the title, and fortunately, the comic itself is pretty good. I'll keep up reading it. I hope the rest of the miniseries is a tad less predictable though.

  • 7.0
    BigCliff Aug 27, 2021

    If you've seen it once, you've seen them all. Person goes to visit their partner's rich family & discovers their secrets. I want to enjoy because it has some interesting ideas but i feel like I've read & watched this before.

  • 6.5
    Gizmo Aug 22, 2021

    This was fine but not what I was hoping for. I've already seen this movie.

  • 6.0
    ComicWorm Sep 22, 2021

    It's weird. Although the premise was intriguing, the overall setup did not hold my attention. However, there are some interesting conversation. I'll give it the benefit of the doubt.

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  • 7.5
    ds Aug 18, 2021

  • 7.0
    daspidaboy Sep 1, 2021

  • 6.0
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