Baltimore: The Cult Of The Red King #1

Writer: Christopher Golden, Mike Mignola Artist: Peter Bergting Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: May 6, 2015 Critic Reviews: 10
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The Red King is legendary. But is he the stuff of myth—or the ultimate adversary of the human race? In this series, Lord Baltimore discovers the truth about an ancient evil that threatens to destroy the world.

  • 10
    Comix I Read - Kyle Pitman May 6, 2015

    If you appreciate good horror stories and gorgeous artwork, there's no excuse as to why you haven't bought this already. Go. Now. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    We The Nerdy - Chris White May 6, 2015

    All in all, Baltimore: The Cult of the Red King #1 is a phenomenal read and shows plenty of promise for the rest of the series. From a talented team of writers and artists comes a masterpiece in the making. Between well-educated writing, smart storytelling and gifted artwork The Cult of the Red King is a rare tale that will definitely leave you wanting more. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes May 9, 2015

    A perfect entry point for new readers as the embodiment of evil is being sought. Creepy and cool in a sensational time period. You'll quickly be turning pages to see what horror lies waiting. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Hughes May 1, 2015

    There are a few familiar tropes, from the name carved in stone, the underground library, which reminded me of Arkham City (you'll get it when you see it….although it could just be me!) the Doc Savage feel to having two teams working in different locales towards an overall goal. The first issue does it job really well, reintroducing the Baltimore character and setting up the on going quest. I for one will gladly join the crew, to see where Lord Baltimore will lead us. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 7, 2015

    The ending is a little abrupt, but this issue marks a promising start to this new adventure. Read Full Review

  • 8.4 - Chase Magnett May 7, 2015

    Issue one ends abruptly, almost as if it were cut off mid-sentence. The story appears to be written as a whole that was only broken into installments after being completed. However, this first chapter provides plenty to invest readers and drive the narrative forward. Baltimore: Cult of the Red King #1 doesn't rush to the action, but takes time to carefully describe its cast, as well as their world and mission. It is a tonal overture that promises a horrifying story to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Mark Tweedale May 6, 2015

    "The Cult of the Red King" is off to a great start for readers both new and old. There's confidence in Bergting's art now. He seems much more comfortable wearing the mantle of the "Baltimore" artist. The expanded cast has opened up the series. Now heading into its sixth volume, the book feels bigger than ever. Whatever comes next, count me along for the ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Chris Bennett May 4, 2015

    With a solid pulp/horror feel to it, even though the first issue is mainly set-up for the rest of the series, this may very well be the finest arc of Baltimore yet. Buy it. Buy it now! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Richard Zom May 13, 2015

    Fans of Guillermo del Toro's direction will be blessed with all of those classic Hellboy elements; a comic that reminds me of a mesh between the video game Wolfenstein, with accents of Captain America villains Red Skull and Hydra, to which they both pay homage to the occult/vampire themes of yesteryear. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi May 14, 2015

    This book brings together a nice mix of suspense and horror, and is a gripping story of guilt, evil, and magical realism. It doesn’t have all the gore I would have liked, but thus far, I think it’s a story I’ll be keeping up with, and you should, too. Read Full Review

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