The Empty Man #1

Writer: Cullen Bunn Artist: Jesus Hervas Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: November 7, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 9
8.2Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

Horror sensation Cullen Bunn (Harrow County, Bone Parish) returns to the world of Empty Man with artist Jesús Hervás (Lucas Stand, Clive Barker's Hellraiser) in this new ongoing series. The nation is in the grip of a terrible pandemic. The so-called Empty Man disease causes insanity and violence. Government quarantines are mandatory. One of the afflicted is Melissa Kerry, and the next step should be to quarantine her-but those who enter quarantine are never seen again. Melissa's family won't let that happen. All they have to do is care for her, keep her worsening condition a secret-and they'll do anything, trust anyone, to keep her safe.

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Nathan Koffler Nov 7, 2018

    This debut issue proves to us that this is just the start of an amazing and shocking rebooted horror comic book series. The issue is a solid introduction to the terror that is being faced by these characters and, as unsettling as it may be, I'm completely on board. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Nov 17, 2018

    The Empty Man is a horror comic that will definitely get under your skin. It doesn't scare you with gore or what passes for jump scares. Instead, it steadily builds this unsettling feeling that never goes away. You'll dread every page turn, but will still eagerly flip through the comic because you'll have to know where it will go next. Read Full Review

  • 10
    GWW - Elizabeth Garcia Nov 6, 2018

    I have never read the original The Empty Man but this issue not only excited me for the next one but makes me want to pick up the original volumes of the series. Additionally, the series has been tapped to become a feature film with 20thCentury Fox. If you enjoy horror comics or the horror genre consider picking up this highly engaging read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Nov 7, 2018

    Cullen Bunn is one of the best when it comes to creating an intense mystery with dynamic characters and situations. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Sequential Planet - Chris Terry Nov 6, 2018

    It is nice to have The Empty Man back. It picks up not far from the previous run and has the same feel. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Christian Hoffer Nov 7, 2018

    This new issue largely avoids all this, re-framing the Empty Man virus as a disease with grotesque side effects with no known cure. This is probably due to the creative team prioritizing reestablishing the book's setting and introducing new characters in the first issue, but the comic unnecessarily is holding back its main hook. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Multiversity Comics - Christa Harader Nov 12, 2018

    "Empty Man" #1 talks too much and fails to build enough tension or sustain the dire mood a good horror concept needs to succeed. Read Full Review

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