The Book of Evil #1

Writer: Scott Snyder Artist: Jock Publisher: ComiXology Originals Release Date: October 5, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 3
9.1Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

Homer has only known a world of madness. Every year, more and more of his friends reach the age where they become a full-grown psychopath, an epidemic that has plagued the planet for half a century.

But when a rumor circulated that there's a safe haven somewhere out there, he and his friends must set off on a path paved with terror around every corner...

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Jonathan Cadotte Oct 8, 2022

    Book of Evil #1 is an unsettling yet well-crafted introduction into a new world that captivates using a combination of a strong POV and sparse illustration. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 5, 2022

    Jocks art perfectly complements the literary tone of the series. Its minimal and beautifully done in a way that feels like the character is telling the reader the story visually as well as with words.  Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Oct 4, 2022

    Stories like the Book of Evil are more crucial than ever in a world where people seem more and more disconnected from their fellow man. A thought-provoking horror that's as scary as it is relevant. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lotusland Comics - Hank Rea Oct 4, 2022

    'Book of Evil' is probably Snyder's most atmospheric slow-burning goose-bump-inducing horror story yet. Without a lot of art, the prose elicits horrifying images and situations that feed the worst interpretations of the mind. It's a tense journey through a heightened world not too far off from our own. Jock and Price establish an eerie landscape through minimal art and manipulations of the text. 'Book of Evil' is the kind of story you read out loud in the dark.  Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jamie Lovett Oct 5, 2022

    This debut issue suffers for having to explain this new world, and some may doubt that even the vaunted Snyder/Jock team can pull off this story in as stripped-down a format as this. However, what they (and book designer Emma Price) accomplish with lettering choices and the application of highlighter colors is unnerving enough to suggest that Book of Evil stands to become a worthwhile new addition to their celebrated oeuvre. Read Full Review

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