Baltimore: The Play #1

Writer: Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden Artist: Ben Stenbeck Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: November 21, 2012 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 2
8.9Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

A mad playwright puts on a Grand Guignol featuring actors that are real vampires. The evil financer of the play makes a bizarre discovery when he finds out that the playwright is a fraud and the true author is a disembodied head of a famous American author kept in a glass case.

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Dec 3, 2012

    He is the standard for a tale such as this and his work enhances every panel on every page. In a world where capes and cowls dominate the market, this type of story could be lost on some people. Those who will try anything once are in for a real treat while those who are familiar with the series will be impressed to no end. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Zack Davisson Nov 21, 2012

    And hey Dark Horse! I am saving up my money for a Baltimore: Library Edition! I want to see that on my shelf! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Carl Boehm Nov 21, 2012

    I wish I could elaborate more on details of the story, but doing so would reveal too much about the plot. All I can say is that the artwork is dark and brooding, the story presents a tale elegant and morbid, and the overall comic exceeds expectations. The Lord Baltimore comics, to the point, have all been excellent reads. “The Play” continues that tradition and cements Mignola as the preeminent horror comic author. Overall, this is a great one-shot. Read Full Review

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