Bedtime Games #1

Writer: Nick Keller Artist: Conor Nolan Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: June 27, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 3
7.6Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

As summer comes to an end, three friends start senior year with a bang by exploring the mysterious past of their school. But before the night is over, their adventure turns into trouble when the kids set loose an evil that seeks to prey on their worst nightmares.

Brand-new horror from Nick Keller (Death Head), Conor Nolan (Jim Henson's The Storyteller: Giants), and Kelly Fitzpatrick (Shade the Changing Girl).

  • 10
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Jul 3, 2018

    Avery, Owen, and Jamie don't check off boxes in a stereotypical horror story trope list. They're unique individuals with interesting qualities, making them more relatable, which in turn makes us more invested in their lives (and hopefully not deaths). This solid character development elevates the story and the scares contained within. Bedtime Games reminds me of a good Stephen King tale. Here are three kids who set out on an adventure and end up with something very different. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jun 29, 2018

    Bedtime Games #1 is an intensely compelling story of youths end and reflecting on the tragedy and struggles of these three children. Theres a monster lurking in the margins, but its powerfully overshadowed by the character drama. Trust me, I love monsters as much as the next geek, so I look forward to the monster becoming more prominent. The characters are just that good. In any case, this one is strongly recommended. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    We The Nerdy - Jacqueline Juretus Jun 28, 2018

    Bedtime Games #1 is a fun monster story, that anyone looking for something a little different should check out. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Sequential Planet - Derek Heid Jul 1, 2018

    What would seem to be a generic dumb horror mini-series about three teenagers trepassing upon a town seceret turns into a complex, character driven cautionary tale that actually has a lot of weight to it. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Major Spoilers - Robert Mammone Jun 30, 2018

    Bedtime Games #1 is as close to a comic book adaptation of IT as you're likely to see this summer. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    GWW - D. Ivester Jun 26, 2018

    Horror fans should definitely give this a go and if you're looking for something a bit different then the action and superhero genre, I would definitely say pick this up as you may find yourself really enjoying it as much as I did. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Christopher Egan Jun 29, 2018

    Final Verdict: 7.0 – A good start to this horror-fantasy with heart, if not a little too reminiscent of other stories. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Christian Hoffer Jun 27, 2018

    This comic will definitely disturb you, which is precisely what it's trying to do. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Big Comic Page - Adam Brown Jun 27, 2018

    The story premise in and of itself is relatively straightforward. Take three high school kids, give them a bit of tragic background, let them go explore some dark area of local urban legend and release a horror contained therein. When you boil it down to the key points, it sounds like a paint-by-numbers version of a Stephen King novel, and thats a gross oversimplification. The characters themselves, while a little forced, dont grate in spite of their familiar concepts, but the build up to the final panel isnt at all tense and the big twist falls flat, having being dialled in earlier in the issue. Read Full Review

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