Bad Blood #1

Bad Blood #1

Writer: Jonathan Maberry Artist: Tyler Crook Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: January 1, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12
8.4Critic Rating
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Getting bitten by a vampire pissed him off. Seeing his best friend brutally slaughtered started a war.

Trick was a typical college student-sort of-until vampires attacked. Then he found out his blood was poison to the bloodsuckers. And Trick will do anything to eradicate them.

  • 10
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Jan 1, 2014

    A brilliant start for this vampire series, with it being one of the most unique additions to the vampire genre. I for one loved this issue and can't wait for the next and would highly recommend giving it a try. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Jan 6, 2014

    Bad Blood #1 is a very engrossing start to this series and paints an excellent portrait of Trick's life in terms of why he would ultimately respond to the vampire's actions the way he did. The premise that his blood is poisonous to vampires and his plan to go after this one is even more intriguing after seeing how that was set up in this issue. The vampire itself doesn't feel imposing as an antagonist so the strength of this issue is Trick and his story. And besides the vampire angle, in this issue is a heartfelt tribute to not only those suffering from a recurring illness but those providing support as well. This is now on my must read list. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Sam Roche Dec 31, 2013

    Bad Blood may have just moved up to my favorite Dark Horse mini, along with Never Ending. It has so much potential to be just a mind-blowing and extremely moving story about some great characters. I very much enjoyed this debut issue and would love to see things just get better from here. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Joe Morrison Dec 31, 2013

    It's frankly stunning work, equally at home detailing suburban mundanity as it is with the more fantastical, horror beats. The artwork is reason enough to buy this book but when combined with Maberry's excellent script this book is unmissable. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Gord Cummings Jan 7, 2014

    This is #1 of 5 and I would highly suggest picking this title up if Maberry and Crook can continue to deliver material of this quality. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Kimberly Gibson Jan 1, 2014

    Overall, I'm looking forward to the next one and even though I was really impressed with this issue, I am worried for the rest of the series. It's got that whole losing yourself in revenge predictability about it. Supernatural, has been there and done that every season so I'm hoping Maberry can conjure up some more surprises. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Peter Schmeiser Jan 15, 2014

    Tyler Cook's art is actually quite a good accompaniment. The cluttered and messy room, the wide-open spaces, difference between interior and exterior colors and the character designs are very well handled. The watery color style gives the happier portion of the book a dreamlike state, helping us to se eth world through Trick's tired eyes. The art seems to clear once the action kicks in, and once Trick's quest starts there is focus again. I appreciate the subtleties. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Dec 30, 2013

    This was a great 1st issue. I've seen many authors come from a different medium (novels) and struggle with the format of telling a story in 22 page installments that really seem to stand alone and tell a satisfying chunk of story. Maberry does this quite ably. Maberry and Crook have created a world that was in turns moving and terrifying, I'll be back for more! Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Stuart Conover Jan 2, 2014

    As I mentioned above, the manga-esque reaction of the vampire threw me and as most of the rest of the issue didn't follow the feel of that one set of panels. I'm hoping it was a fluke because overall I am eagerly awaiting to see how Trick plans to use his blood to defeat the undead in his personal vendetta against them before his own time runs out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Lonmonster Jan 3, 2014

    Jonathan Mayberry and Tyler Crook prove to be the perfect creative team to dabble in this genre, and Im excited to see how the remainder of Bad Blood plays out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Jan 3, 2014

    Though its premise sounded like simple campy fun, "Bad Blood" is actually really compelling. With a disturbing villain, a well-imagined aesthetic, and strong character work, it's off to a great start. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jan 1, 2014

    In short, Bad Blood #1 is an intriguing concept, an 'elevator pitch' that seems natural without being obvious, with art and coloring that set it apart from your average horror comic. Read Full Review

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