And Then Emily Was Gone #1
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And Then Emily Was Gone #1

Writer: John Lees Artist: Iain Laurie Publisher: Comix Tribe Release Date: July 30, 2014 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 2
9.0Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

Greg Hellinger is a man who sees monsters. A former detective driven to the brink of madness by terrifying apparitions, he is tasked with finding a missing girl named Emily. Hellinger's search takes him to a remote community in the Scottish Orkney Islands, where strange and terrifying things are happening. Features a variant cover by artist Riley Rossmo (Bedlam, Drumheller).

  • 10
    Newsarama - Edward Kaye Aug 4, 2014

    And Then Emily was Gone #1 is a creator-owned comic published by an obscure indie publisher and involves no big names. It’s probably not on your radar, but it really should be, because this is an incredibly strong debut that really left me flawed. Combining the best elements of horror and detective fiction, this sinister tale provides an intoxicating foundation for the creators to build upon in future issues. I can’t wait to find out what happens next, and I really need to know what is in that box. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Nov 20, 2013

    You may not know how rare this comic book is and don't mean print count or anything like that. I mean how rare it is to get a story like this in the world of comics. It's bold; it's different and basically goes against everything that comic readers buy in bulk. This series isn't playing it safe, but it is playing it smart. The writing is top-notch and while I'm sure there will be people put off by the art, there will be more people like me that love it. If you start reading this series you're going to have to pay very close attention to everything" EVERYTHING. I found a pleasant Easter egg in the legal mumbo-jumbo and that kicked off a second reading of the issue to find other things I may have missed. I've never read a comic like this and I doubt I'll read many more after it which is exactly why it's rare. It's a comic experience that you do not want to miss out on. Read Full Review

  • 10
    All-Comic - Kyle Welch Jul 29, 2014

    The Comix Tribe published comic comes out swinging a hammer and shouldeasily go toe to toe with any comic from the more mainstream independent publishers. And Then Emily Was Gone taps into horror in a unique way in just its first issue . The story is unsettling and at the same time fascinating. Lees juggles different narratives giving each the perfect amount of time to have the reader wanting to know more. Laurie's art will not be for everyone but for readers who appreciate different, creative and stylistic art styles, Laurie's stands out in And Then Emily Was Gone. His scenes are eerie and layouts are unique. And Then Emily Was Gone is how to do first issues right. Fans of comics owe it to themselves to give And Them Emily Was Gone a chance and everyone deserves to know what's in the box. WHAT'S IN THE BOX?? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Aug 4, 2014

    And Then Emily Was Gone #1 is a celebration of the bizarre and unsettling. Lees has several narrative threads running that kept the issue interesting for me. Who is the man with the hammer? What about Bonnie Shaw, myth or real threat? What is in that box?? And what mysteries await on the Isle of Merksay? I can't wait to find out, Lees and Laurie have a new fan and I'm hooked on this series. I'm glad I have an LCS that carries stuff like this, I know I'll be able to pick up #2 when it comes out! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Matt Deery Jul 31, 2014

    And then Emily was gone in an interesting tale that will gain a cult following. If creepy, mystery stories are your thing I highly recommend going out and picking the book up. Due to the distinctive art style it may only find a niche following however, for those that do give it a try they will find a story that grabs you and simply refuses to let go. Read Full Review

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