Blackwood: The Mourning After #1

Writer: Evan Dorkin Artist: Veronica Fish Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: February 12, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 2
8.5Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

The next chapter of the hit occult fantasy series Blackwood, from Eisner Award-winning Evan Dorkin (Beasts of Burden) and the powerhouse art team of Veronica and Andy Fish. Blackwood College is in mourning after the death of Dean Ogden, unaware there's a traitor in their midst looking to bury the entire school. Meanwhile, the students continue to deal with Dennis's death, a situation that Reiko not only refuses to accept but plans to rectify. Will mayhem ensue? Duh.  
o A continuation of the hit occult fantasy series.
o Perfect for Harrow County and Beasts of Burden fans!

  • 10 - Christian Hoffer Feb 12, 2020

    Blackwood was a great comic that didn't receive nearly enough acclaim, and I'm glad to see its mix of occult weirdness, humor, and horror return. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Feb 16, 2020

    Blackwood: The Mourning After picks up right where the previous story left off. I'd say that it hasn't missed a beat, but that would be doing it a disservice. It's building on everything that's come before with some massive expansions, even more scares, and some dynamite artwork. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comic Watch - Kevin Rossi Feb 16, 2020

    Blackwood: The Mourning After #1 is a solid start to this chapter. The visuals were absolutely gorgeous and engaging. The writing feels natural and relatable while still holding a supernatural feel. I absolutely recommend picking up an issue at your local comic book shop or wherever you get your comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Feb 13, 2020

    I quite enjoyed the original Blackwood series but it took a couple of big swings toward the end and then ended what felt like short. So getting more is welcome but there's a period of reconnect since it's been about 18 months between installments. The team makes this feel seamless but it'll take a bit to really get back into the groove. It's definitely expanding and going bigger here and it doesn't feel like we're just going to repeat what we had before which is another plus. I'm excited to see where this run goes and am just thrilled to have them back. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Jeffords Jr. Feb 10, 2020

    If you enjoyed the first series then Blackwood: MA #1 is right up your alley. If you haven't read the original, then hop on to it, then read the amazing beginning of Blackwood: Mourning After. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Robert Mammone Feb 17, 2020

    A strong return to Blackwood featuring amusing writing, some deft characterisation, and enough mystery and events to hook the reader into coming back to the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Blair Feb 13, 2020

    Blackwood College is a nice spin on the magical school story with some gorgeous artwork, but cramming in too much information so quickly prevents it from being the best book it could be. Read Full Review

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