Proctor Valley Road #1

Writer: Alex Child, Grant Morrison Artist: Naomi Franquiz Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: March 10, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 14
8.4Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Perfect for fans of Paper Girls and Die, visionary writer Grant Morrison (Klaus), Alex Child (BBC's Holby City) and Naomi Franquiz (Tales from Harrow County) present a chilling new horror series about the mysterious monsters that haunt Proctor Valley Road - and the four misfit teenagers who must stop them.

August, Rylee, Cora & Jennie have organized a "Spook Tour" with their classmates on the most haunted, demon-infested stretch of road in America to fund attending the concert of their dreams.

When their visit turns deadly, these four friends race to rescue the missing students... before the town tears them limb from limb.

  • 10
    BGCP - Massimo Castelli Mar 10, 2021

    'Proctor Valley Road' is Morrison's first original series in 5 years. However,it is clear to see they have not lost their touch. Paired with newcomer Alex Child, the duo has struck gold with this first issue. The art and the colouring are superb, with both of these combined presenting a stylistic and eye-catching first issue. I am very excited to see where 'Proctor Valley Road' goes; and ultimately how crazy it will get. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Geek'd Out - Anelise Farris Mar 10, 2021

    Proctor Valley Road #1is a strong first issue. It introduces a cast of likeable characters, a realistic setting, and an intriguing mystery. It's well-paced, and Jim Campbell's lettering really helps to move the story along swiftly. Naomi Franquiz's art is youthful, which works for our young characters, and Tamra Bonvillain's bold coloring brings everything to life. This first issue leaves me eager for more Proctor Valley Road: I want to know more about this strange road, obviously, but I also want to know if these girls get to see Janis Joplin (*fingers crossed but also envious*). Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Manzo Mar 15, 2021

    A great beginning to an old-school horror story. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Mar 10, 2021

    Depending on how the greater myth arc plays out, Proctor Valley Road could very easily become a staple in the genre. As of now though, I'm reasonably sold on the atmosphere and will be trailing behind the crew as they drive this road, wherever it may take us. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comics Bookcase - Benjamin Morin Mar 9, 2021

    Proctor Valley Road #1 offers a standard supernatural premise thats set apart by its engaging cast and real-world creepy setting. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Mar 9, 2021

    Equal parts The Goonies, Stranger Things, and Forest Gump, this is an impressive and fun start to this teenage horror comic that functions as a time capsule, combining the American culture of the 1970's with an entertaining horror story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Mar 10, 2021

    All in all, Proctor Valley World #1 is an effective first issue. Morrison and Child set out who the characters are effectively, do a great job of setting the scene and let it all play out. The art by Franquiz and Bonvillain is great, cartoony, and colorful and works well for the story even if it seems like it shouldn't. This isn't a typical Morrison experience, but that's okay- it has a nice flavor and wonderful set-up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Mar 10, 2021

    Proctor Valley Road #1 is a well done comic. It unfortunately has a lot of similar comics out right now and they're all well done. It'll be interesting to see how this one differentiates itself from the pack. The use of the Vietnam War is one way that's happening grounding the story and infusing real world events to make readers question what might have happened. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Max Funkey Mar 10, 2021

    All in all, I'm excited to see where this series goes from Proctor Valley Road #1. The central mystery has a lot of potential, the characters are fun and endearing, and the monsters are creepy. My gripes aren't anything major and probably won't register for the majority of readers. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina Mar 16, 2021

    Proctor Valley Road #1 may not have a lot of legs. It is a really great idea what should, hopefully, be a short story. I find the banter between the characters to be the best thing about this book and so, a funny, scary, character driven horror comic is just up my alley. There is a lot to like here and I am excited to see where it goes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Spencer Perry Mar 10, 2021

    If the strength of Proctor Valley Road #1 is anything to go by, this will be a series to keep your eye on, not only because of its many surprises but because it's able to take the familiar and make it feel new and fresh. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Mar 9, 2021

    This is a good start, but there isn't enough humor or entertainment value in the interactions to keep things interesting while we learn who these characters are. Proctor Valley Road has a lot of potential, especially since it does have strong characters, but we'll need to wait for issues #2 and #3 to find out if its mysteries are worth investing time in. Read Full Review

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