All Eight Eyes #1

Writer: Steve Foxe Artist: Piotr Kowalski Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: April 19, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 11
8.3Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

In the forgotten corners of post-9/11 New York City, skittering shapes in the darkness prey on the people society leaves behind. College dropout Vin Spencer floats through life in a drug-and-party-fueled haze, until one terrible night sweeps him into a drifter's reckless war against the giant eight-legged horrors stalking the city.
Jaws meets Arachnophobia in a new vision of creature-feature terror from Eisner-nominated writer Steve Foxe (Razorblades: The Horror Magazine) and dread-inspiring artist Piotr Kowalski (Bloodborne)!

  • 9.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Apr 19, 2023

    Enormously entertaining, All Eight Eyes #1 is a stellar opening chapter for this new series full of big damn arachnids. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - dragoncache Apr 19, 2023

    Grounded in cultural relevance and monster lore, All Eight Eyes #1 is a fast-paced, thought-provoking read that may make you look at the world differently. The beautiful art, additional story pages, and journal entries make this lovingly detailed comic a must-buy for all but the most ardent arachnophiles. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    GWW - B Ferg Apr 18, 2023

    One thing you may notice is there are always some dark shadows that creep the panels All Eight Eyes. While most of this issue takes place at nighttime, Brad Simpson even slips this into scenes during the day with lots of activity or where there is a light source; settings some spider species avoid. This creates an almost subconscious suspicion there could be a spider crawling somewhere on that page, waiting to pounce. You may even notice yourself looking for webs, because once you know there is a problem somebody should do something about it, right? Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Blair Apr 21, 2023

    While there are few niggles over some worldbuilding minutiae, its still a gorgeous and legitimately scary creature story with gorgeous artwork and great characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Apr 21, 2023

    The final pages give us another brief snapshot of the scale of the problem, before seeing Vin and Reynolds setting out in unified direction with a shared mission. It's a simple enough premise at its heart, but the execution here is admirable and all the pieces fit together extremely well. Honestly, I'm a sucker for a creature feature, and everything about this series, from the characters to the location to the skittering menaces themselves, hits the mark for me. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Apr 18, 2023

    All Eight Eyes #1 is a good start to a short miniseries that takes spiders and elevates them to the main villain of a horror adventure story. It feels unique and new while offering an adventure right underneath our noses. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Apr 19, 2023

    Vin thought his life could not get much worse until he found out about the spiders. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Connor Casey Apr 19, 2023

    Written and beautifully drawn by Stan Sakai, there's much to enjoy here for fans of both franchises, although the swap does make it seem like we won't get the Turtles and Usagi together for at least another issue. The Turtles, will have to deal with Usagi's distrustful friends, setting up a classic hero vs. hero misunderstanding, while the rabbit ronin will need to find his way back to the past. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Capes & Tights - Taylor Jordan Apr 17, 2023

    While the concept and story in this new comic from Foxe and Kowalski, the tempo was far too fast. The debut issue had the feeling of squishing multiple issues into one to kick things off. Read Full Review

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