Cojacaru: The Skinner #1

Writer: Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden Artist: Peter Bergting Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: April 21, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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Cojacaru the Skinner, the strange and enigmatic bane of Eastern European witches, has been dead many years. But from a bloodied French town in the throes of World War II, a plea for help carries across the winds of time. A desperate band of resistance soldiers and their white witch allies rest their fate in the hands of Cojacaru's ghost. And when she answers their call, it will be heard near and far.
Celebrated horror writers Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden return to tell the story of Cojacaru the Skinner, once a small girl named Crina who befriended a witch-hunting golem. Rejoined by artist Peter Bergting (Baltimore and Joe Golem: O more

  • 10 - Spencer Perry Apr 21, 2021

    An out and out war comic, the book fits right in with the Baltimore titles while artist Peter Bergting brings this insane combination of soldiers and witches to life. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald Apr 21, 2021

    Another exciting entry in a shared universe which has all of the same scope and potential the Mignolaverse, but without a titular hero like Hellboy who is central to the whole story. This gives a freedom to paint a much bigger picture with a sense that no-one is truly safe. Hellboy’s destiny was foretold early on, and subsequent stories were just steps on the path to getting there. This Outerverse doesn’t find itself contained in the same way, and it feels like Mignola and Golden could take this story in a myriad of ways. Bergting’s art is excellent as always, and his heavy involvement in all the previous entries in the Outerverse contribute to the feel of a shared universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Apr 18, 2021

    A whirl of narration and magical combat makes this a head-spinning but still thoroughly entertaining start to this Mignola comic, with intriguing lore and fantastically eerie artwork. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Mark Tweedale Apr 21, 2021

    Final Verdict: 8 " As you'd expect from a title that's the first 'Tales from the Outerverse'"branded story, "Cojacaru the Skinner" serves as a great way for new readers to sample what the Outerverse is like, while also focusing on building the universe. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    But Why Tho? - Quinn Apr 16, 2021

    Cojacaru the Skinner #1 provides an interesting alt-history with plenty of gore and supernatural elements to entertain fans. While its a bit of a monotonous slaughter-fest initially, the story picks up interest with the introduction of its titular character. A few elements in the story and Cojacarus background are a tad confusing, which either suggests issue two will reveal more or that this is best read along with the rest of the series in The Outerverse. Read Full Review

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