Red Mother #1

Writer: Jeremy Haun Artist: Danny Luckert Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: December 11, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 13
8.5Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

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* Jeremy Haun returns to his The Beauty roots as he teams with Danny Luckert, hot off Regression, for a new psychological horror series.  
* After losing her eye and the man she loves in a brutal mugging, Daisy McDonough is left trying to put the pieces of her life back together. Just when she begins to think she can heal- move on, she begins to see strange things through her new prosthetic eye. And The Red Mother sees her in return.
* Continuing BOOM! Studios' string of successes, The Red Mother follows Faithless, Once & Future, and Something is Killing the Children for a new original series that examines the dangers that h more

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Max Funkey Dec 11, 2019

    The Red Mother #1 caught me completely by surprise. I've been expanding my horror comic reading and this leaped up towards the top of my favorites this year. From the creepy opening pages to the equally creepy ending, this was a ton of fun. I can't wait to see where this series goes, especially considering how little it revealed in issue 1. If you like horror comics or are looking for a good one to start with, I can't recommend this highly enough. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Nicole Drum Dec 11, 2019

    Horror comics can be kind of a mixed bag. They either jump too quickly into a complex and twisted tale and, thus, don't offer context or they don't jump quickly enough and end up giving readers too much to work with but nowhere for it to go. Red Mother, however, manages to get the balance just right and sticks the landing with a creepy and intriguing first issue that sets up plenty of mystery"and it's mystery that actuall feels worth exploring. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Dec 11, 2019

    Danny Luckert's art is beautiful. The characters are beautifully detailed and they come to life on the page. The backgrounds are great and the panels move the story along in a way that complements both the tone of the story, but the pace of its action. I loved the last pages especially and how they build to that terrifying reveal. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Dec 11, 2019

    The Red Mother is a classic urban horror story in the making that escalates to terrifying and compelling even before the real villains are revealed. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Nick Nafpliotis Dec 10, 2019

    A solid first issue that sets the foundation for a great horror tale in the months to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Dec 16, 2019

    A really well-concieved concept with excellent art and a mystery that is truly haunting, plus some excellent slow-burn suspense. I'd like more of this, please. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Multiversity Comics - John Schaidler Dec 13, 2019

    "The Red Mother" #1 features great character depth in both its script and artwork. No doubt it will all pay off as the series unfolds, but so far the creepiness is more ambient than active. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Darryll Robson Dec 8, 2019

    A solid start for this intriguing horror. Although gruesome in places, it's the attention to detail in the storytelling that really sells this comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Kat Calamia Dec 13, 2019

    Red Mother #1 brilliantly takes a slow-burn approach to focus on character work to allow the audience to fully connect to the series' main lead and build tension for the dangers that lie ahead. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Sequential Planet - Marcus Orchard Dec 12, 2019

    This isn't the strongest debut, but it successfully establishes the characters and stakes. There is a lot of room forRed Motherto grow, so it's worth keeping an eye. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - Mark Scott Dec 13, 2019

    Im hoping that as the story progresses Luckert introduces more depth and tension into the pages as I think this has the chops to be a fantastic horror series that uses paranoia and insularity to nail you to your seat. Read Full Review

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