Poe #1
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Poe #1

Writer: J. Barton Mitchell Artist: Dean Kotz Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: July 15, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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'Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.' - Edgar Allan Poe. Everyone knows that Poe created the detective genre, but did you know he was a detective himself? Finally the secret can be revealed for the first time! Enter the world of Poe and follow the famous author of darkness as he tracks the killer of his brother's friend. Supernatural adventure for fans of books like Hellboy!

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher May 21, 2009

    The book doesnt arrive for another couple of months, but if you are still in good graces with your local comic shop owner, ask him to add Poe #1 to your list. Good art, better story, and a mystery that may involve a golem earns Poe #1 4.5 out of 5 Stars. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Jul 16, 2009

    Overall, Poe #1 is a decent read with some pretty good artwork. As the series progresses it should open up more, and perhaps take more of a fantastic path. Poes biggest appeal looks to be its protagonist though, as Poe is a highly recognizable name, and will catch your local comic shops browsers eyes. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Jul 14, 2009

    The mystery is quite a bit of fun, but Kotz adds even more of it to the mix by linking the mystery to supernatural power. The appearance of a golem at the end of this issue brings such a fantastic flourish to the story but it's not so extreme that it takes one out of the story. The creators have offered up a solidly entertaining story, nothing terribly deep or even all that reflective of history, but entertaining all the same. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comic Addiction - Aziz Bawany May 26, 2009

    One of my biggest pet peeves with this story will continue to be the mixing of history and fiction. Although historical fiction is nothing new, to cast Poe as a hero is a risk and if Mitchell and Kotz can pull it off, then this series has a chance to go somewhere interesting knowing the history behind Poe. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Jul 12, 2009

    (Dean Kotz and Digikore Studios do some very nice work here as you can see in CBR's preview!) Read Full Review

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