Baltimore: Empty Graves #1

Writer: Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden Artist: Peter Bergting Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: April 6, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11
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With no bodies to bury, Baltimore lays to rest the memories of good friends, while the strange worshipers of the Red King make use of the corpses of his fallen allies.

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Apr 12, 2016

    Who will next be the recipient of an empty grave? There's only way to find out: pick up this book. Creepy, classic horror that festers under your skin long after you've finished. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Apr 13, 2016

    It looks like this miniseries is going to dish out some action, adventure, and the mysterious tone of the Mignolaverse that we all know and love. This book is a great example of the awesomeness that Dark Horse will be releasing, and an amazing example of how amazing Mignola’s work is. Check it out! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Brett I Apr 6, 2016

    I might have lapsed on this title in the past, but after this chapter, Ill be sure to never let that happen again. If youve been interested in the Mignola-verse, but felt overwhelmed by the backlog, I would recommend picking up the Baltimore books, and this issue is a good jumping on point. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Mark Tweedale Dec 31, 1969

    I am very impatient for more, and not just the next issue, but the next four issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Graphic Policy - christopher scott author Apr 16, 2016

    The art work by Peter Bergting is decent, even if it may not be colorful as some other comics. That works for these well though, as they work well to contribute to the horror inspired atmosphere. Even if that atmosphere is getting increasing dark, as the story descends into even stranger territory. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 7, 2016

    In general, Peter Bergting is a solid addition to the lineup of artists playing in the Mignola-verse sandbox, but his stark, eerie style really comes alive in this flashback to a harsh, demon-infested desert wasteland. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Chris Smith Apr 6, 2016

    Mignola and Golden's Europe has become darker, and much more supernatural, and as we delve deeper into the different characters' background stories hopefully we will begin to see some weird new monsters. Although Ben Stenbeck will always be the artist I think of when I think of Baltimore, Peter Bergting is doing an excellent job on this latest arc, and the last one too for that matter. Bergting has a very nice creepy style, without being overly realistic or sketchy. No line seems out of place, and like all Mignola-endorsed artists he can draw the hell out of some monsters, ghouls, and gore. The Red King may not make an appearance for sometime, but until then we have many stories to entertain us, though I fear we'll be seeing more graves before the end of this arc. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Hughes Apr 6, 2016

    Asregular readers of my reviews will now, I am a big Mignola fan; his work with Christpher Golden is no different.The pair bring out the best of each others story telling. However, I am not a big fan of the format. It seems to me that despite theoverall plan to kill the Red King, eachmini serieshas its own “monsters of the week”, which can give the whole series a somewhat disjointed feel. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Project-Nerd - Alex Ampadu Apr 6, 2016

    This issue serves as a great beginning to a new chapter in the Baltimore series, aptly whetting the appetite for more to come. Mignola has mentioned in interviews that The Cult of the Red King was the beginning of the end for the Baltimore series, making Empty Graves the second part of the final act. Fans should expect more adventure/horror from Mignola and Bergting, and don't be surprised if some of those empty graves get filled with a body or two. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Ross Sweeney Apr 5, 2016

    As such, Im not sure I want to compel yall to head out and purchase this immediately, despite it being as engaging and terrific a read as youll find out there right now. Golden and Mignola showcase their combined rich story-telling ethic here, and it demands that you head back and read all of it. If youve been following Baltimore up until this point, theres nothing not to love about this fresh chapter in the adventure. For the rest of us, save up them pennies, and get ye atop the beginning of the story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Bounding Into Comics - John F. Trent Apr 8, 2016

    Baltimore: Empty Graves #1 is difficult for new readers to jump into and get their bearings. However, once you do the book offers some excellent character moments, a good sense of dark terror, and a villain that evokes fear from those who are pursuing her. Peter Bergting's artwork is solid and does a good job of setting the scene and providing truly horrifying images of decaying bodies. Read Full Review

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