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Blackwood #1

Writer: Evan Dorkin Artist: Veronica Fish Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: May 30, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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From the multi-Eisner award-winning creator of Beasts of Burden and the artist of Archie and Slam comes this supernatural fantasy about a magical murder in a sorcery school. When four teenagers with haunted pasts enroll in Blackwood College-a school that trains students in the occult-their desire to enhance their supernatural abilities and bond with others is hampered by an undead dean's curse, ghosts in their dorm, a mischievous two-headed mummy-chimp, a plague of mutant insects, and the discovery of an ancient evil that forces our heroes to undergo a crash course in the occult for the sake of the world.

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal May 2, 2018

    It's been a long time since a Dark Horse title got me excited to read more. Like I mentioned in the beginning, it seems like they've been searching for an identity and while they've expanded what they publish, not all of it has been a good fit. Blackwood feels like a Dark Horse title from beginning to end and has me wanting to read more of it. With titles like B.P.R.D. being scarcer and scarcer and Harrow County ending, Blackwood is a great replacement for anyone's reading list. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes May 8, 2018

    For a genre that I am not generally fond of this book has impressed me. Where Potter and his gang dealt with wizards, Blackwood has a more earthy feel to it. This then gives the book a bigger horror vibe than a magic one. If the powers that be at Dark Horse know one thing, it is how to do horror well and this book is no exception! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Joshua Rathbun May 2, 2018

    Blackwood #1 is the start of a fun and sinister series with all sorts of creepy goings on. For some, Evan Dorkin's name might be enough to buy this but there's more than just his involvement in the series and it's got some killer visuals to go with it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Doom Rocket - Brandy Dykhuizen May 21, 2018

    Blackwood has everything a burgeoning sorcerer could ever want " gargoyles, stained glass, warm beer and monsters. I look forward to seeing what curses and creatures these kids vanquish. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Outright Geekery - A. J. Jones May 25, 2018

    I can't really recommend BLACKWOOD to anyone, not even fans of Evan Dorkin like me. Read Full Review

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