Night of the Ghoul #1
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Night of the Ghoul #1

Writer: Scott Snyder Artist: Francesco Francavilla Publisher: ComiXology Originals Release Date: October 20, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 29
9.1Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

A dazzling work of horror, intercutting between the present-day narrative and the story of a lost horror film.

The writer and artist behind Batman: The Black Mirror reunite to shed light on a celluloid artifact once thought forever missing, perhaps with good reason...

Part of the comiXology Originals line of exclusive digital content only available on comiXology and Kindle. Read for free as part of your subscription to comiXology Unlimited, Kindle Unlimited or Amazon Prime. Also available for purchase via comiXology, Kindle and collected in print via Dark Horse Books.

  • 10
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 19, 2021

    Of all of the Scottober books, this hard-boiled horror collaboration between Scott Snyder and Francesco Francavilla has been hyped far longer than any of the others. Now that it's finally here, it's well worth the wait"this isn't just the best launch out of Comixology so far, it's my favorite Scott Snyder #1 issue since he terrified us all with Severed a decade ago. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Jonathan Cadotte Oct 23, 2021

    Night of The Ghoul #1 is a superb opener to this horror series from two veteran creators. Clever writing and beautiful art add significant depth to this 50's B-horror movie inspired tale. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Nicole Drum Oct 20, 2021

    If you're a fan of horror films and horror stories, this is a title you'll find yourself quite comfortable with even while there's the promise of plenty of scares coming. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    GWW - Joseph Gilmore Oct 18, 2021

    Overall, Night of the Ghoul #1 sets up a wonderfully frightening story that is sure to only become more terrifying as issues go on. Even without any real action taking place, the suspense and storytelling is more than enough. Night of the Ghoul #1 sets the stage for what is sure to become an instant horror classic. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 19, 2021

    Francavilla delivers some beautiful imagery throughout the issue. There are so many great visual scares and the panels have a classic horror comic look and feel that is visually engaging. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Oct 7, 2021

    Both fitting tribute and unique take, Night Of The Ghoul #1 is a suspenseful and chilling opening chapter to Snyder and Francavilla's new horror outing. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comic Watch - Kyle Oct 25, 2021

    Night of the Ghoul is the perfect monster mystery horror that uses recognizable elements of all the best horror movies set in a hospital environment. Occasionally it becomes a little steeped in text (as a lot of Snyder's work does) but I can forgive this as it makes sense due to the majority of panels being scenes featuring just two characters. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Oct 13, 2021

    Night Of The Ghoul #1 works very well as the beginning of a horror story. Snyder sets it all up and then lets Francavilla run away with it. The atmosphere of this story is what it lives or dies by, and Francavilla delivers in that respect. As usual, Snyder does his onion style of storytelling- there are layers here that readers wont be able to wait to get to. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lotusland Comics - Hank Rea Oct 19, 2021

    'Night of the Ghoul' is the perfect horror story that bridges the classic monster movies of the 30s and 40s with a modern sensibility of fandom gone too far. Some things are best left alone. Snyder and Francavilla have a blast scaring the pants off readers in this engrossing pulpy thriller that you won't be able to put down. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Oct 20, 2021

    While horror is not my thing in general, I actually like it in comic form with the right combination of talent. Snyder handles things solidly here and with just enough teases and nudges to keep the flow going while Francavilla's artwork is the really big draw here. Both time periods are well-presented with the color design and just how everything looks, making it easy to really get into this world. I like that we get something unusual with the film, a grander plan, and then the actual film shot itself that must have happened. There are a few layers here to explore and the start of it focuses on the end before dipping back hits the right spot. Definitely another series that'll be very easy to keep up on with a lot of anticipation. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Manzo Oct 25, 2021

    If you've been looking for an original horror comic during this Spooktober, than this is one worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Oct 19, 2021

    Night of the Ghoul plays with our concept of monsters, horror films, and ancient evil in an absorbing way. This is the kind of comics story you don't always see, which further shows Snyder and Francavilla are doing new things at a time when comics are as innovative as ever. Add Night of the Ghoul to that list of innovative comics well worth exploring. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerdly - Dean Fuller Oct 25, 2021

    A real comic about a fictional film that could have been a really good Creepshow episode. You've got to love that. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    COMICON - Olly MacNamee Oct 19, 2021

    A fan hunts down a director of a forbidden film with a mysterious providence. What secrets lie with the surviving reels of film may be more than either can live with in a tense first issue from Scott Snyder and Francesco Francavilla. Read Full Review

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