Baltimore: Chapel Of Bones #1

Writer: Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden Artist: Ben Stenbeck Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: January 1, 2014 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 2
7.6Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

After his long hunt, Baltimore finally confronts the vampire who destroyed his life in London for a final showdown!

  • 10 - Stuart Conover Jan 3, 2014

    Even without much of Baltimore in it the setup, this issue was great and was easy to follow. This one would be a great jumping in point if you don't want to track down all of the previous issues. (Though, if you are a fan of Mignola you owe it to yourself to pick them up as well!) Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Dec 31, 2013

    All of this adds up to a very enjoyable read, with an enrapturing atmosphere and enjoyable characters, all helped by a seriously great pace that keeps Baltimore: Chapel of Bones moving and leaves you wanting more by the time it's over; recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - James McQueen Dec 31, 2013

    This is the first comic I have thats dated 2014 and a sublime piece of Gothic Horror is a great way to kick off the New Year. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Joey Caswell Dec 31, 2013

    Chapel of Bones has been a highly anticipated installment in the saga of Baltimore and the first issue did not disappoint. Everyone involved is at the top of their game to create a masterfully cohesive book that works on every level. For fans of the character, this is an arc you dont want to miss. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Mark Tweedale Jan 1, 2014

    Overall, this issue has certain limitations in that is adapting scenes that were originally written with a novel in mind, but it is still an excellent comic. And I can assure you, in the next issue big stuff happens. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Russell Johnson Dec 31, 2013

    Baltimore: Chapel Of Bones seems to have started off on the right foot and created a stand off which we rarely see in a Mignola story but is positioned to be an epic showdown between good and evil. While mildly cliche it still serves as a great horror based story of vengeance and a book worth checking out for it's great sense of suspense and drama. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bloody Disgusting - GreenBasterd Jan 3, 2014

    Though the pace is deliberate, fans of the series will dig the reveal of the Chapel of Bones. 2014 is shaping up to be an intense year for Baltimore. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Florida Geek Scene - Peter Schmeiser Jan 15, 2014

    Beyond atmosphere and the color use, this was a pretty run-of-the-mill story. No twists or turns. There was a good fight scene at the end which established the title character by the last page, but overall, the issue only built towards whatever happens in issue 2. If this were in my pull, I would skip it until I had issue 2 in hand as well, or I wouldnt have any satisfactory resolve. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Carl Boehm Jan 1, 2014

    Unfortunately, the confrontation comes in the last page. Where this could have been a two-issue fight, the real fisticuffs won't come until issue two. Yes, there's a whole comic of flashback and explication of Baltimore's origin. And, yes, it's still a good comic. Unfortunately, the good fight scenes and eerie atmosphere are sparse. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GreyMouser Jan 6, 2014

    A very exciting issue that sets up the final confrontation which begin with the very first Baltimore book. It serves regular reader well, while being a great jump in point for new readers (albeit late to the party). Mignola and crew don't stretch out story lines with fluff and BS. They give us solid worthwhile stories in small arcs, when they finish them with out rush or shortcuts. The saga of Lord Baltimore is like the epic of Hellboy but straightforward, concise and of the highest quality. From writing, character & dialog to the Art, design, colors and letters... all top notch. & i dont even like vampires!!

  • 9.0
    Quirky Genin Mar 28, 2021

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