Baltimore: The Red Kingdom #1

Writer: Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden Artist: Peter Bergting Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: February 1, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 2
8.7Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

Lord Baltimore is missing. The Red King - evil incarnate - is taking over the world. Baltimore's team has been driven apart, with some of them dying on the frontlines while others are in hiding.
Since the day he set out for revenge on the vampire who killed his family, Baltimore's fight has gotten bigger than he'd ever imagined, but what role will he take as evil finally threatens to consume the world?

  • 10
    ComicWow!TV - Huck Talwar Feb 3, 2017

    Head to your local comic book shop and give this gem a read, then let us know what you think! Read Full Review

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Feb 7, 2017

    If the terrors of this first issue are only precursors of what's to come, this is going to be an epic series. The Red King is taking more than his pound of flesh and only Baltimore and his allies can stop him. Perfect reading for fans of the supernatural. Once you start, you won't be able to stop. Highest possible recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Joey Edsall Feb 6, 2017

    There's not much to dislike in this issue. Sure, Baltimore isn't as fleshed out for newer readers as he probably could be, but the way that the characters talk about him properly sells him as a big deal. It trusts the reader's power of inference in that way, saving room for the storytelling that it does so well and the world-building that it makes seem so effortless. For fans of the series, Mignola's previous works, or even Seven to Eternity fans, this is a must-read. For anybody else, it is honestly still worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Matthew Strackbein Jan 30, 2017

    Baltimore is such a unique comic in the first place, picking up where the original novel left off, but this creative team deserves a lot of credit for keeping the story alive. The adventure itself is almost never pretty, but its artful nonetheless. If youve been reading along, then youll be glad to hear this may be the best arc yet. Baltimore: The Red Kingdom is the real deal. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Jeff Lake Feb 2, 2017

    With a mythology as complex as the one Mike Mignola has constructed over the years, it's hard to consider any book a true jumping-on point. And yet, that's exactly what Baltimore: The Red Kingdom #1 offers " a new reader-friendly continuation of an ongoing story. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Mark Tweedale Feb 1, 2017

    "The Red Kingdom" is a compelling opening to the final chapter of "Baltimore." There's a lot squeezed into a mere twenty-four pages. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    CelebrityButts Feb 2, 2017

    Ok. So this is a bit like an epic re-cap / passing of time issue. There's some really expansive battle scenes and there's a slew of characters exchanging their ideas. There's a bit of mystery involving an old foe and the rally against the crimson king is beginning. However I feel like this episode is pretty epic and because of this it's not really typical of the Baltimore series which to my mind is very gothic, slowly paced and staggered as our hero explores. So this episode very much feels like a primer for the final push to a conclusion. There's tons to chew on here and it's great to see everyone develop in time, but it wasn't really what I typically love about this series. Artworks good, although I think Ben Stenbeck might be my fav artists so a shame he's only doing the cover for this one. So basically, YAH IT GUD BUT NOT AMAZING BUT HEY THERES LOTS TO DO AND ITS DONE DIDDLY DONE WHAT IT GOTTA DO RIGHT! Ahem. If you compare this to the plague ships, it's certainly interesting to see how far we've come with this series. Now I gotta go out and kill a vampire, excuse me.

  • 8.0
    Jason The Dude Feb 5, 2017

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