Colder: The Bad Seed #1
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Colder: The Bad Seed #1

Writer: Paul Tobin Artist: Juan Ferreyra Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: October 22, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 1
8.8Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Life goes on for Declan Thomas after his deadly encounter with the psychotic Nimble Jack, but Declan’s strange powers continue to develop, offering him a profound connection with the nature of insanity. Little does he know that the malevolent Swivel wishes to pick up where Nimble Jack left off!

  • 10
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Oct 27, 2014

    Colder: The Bad Seed is a welcome return to insanity. It's a horror book unlike any others that are currently available on the shelves, filled with pure terror and real human characters. This is the kind of comic that you would read under your covers with a flashlight and then have nightmares about. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AiPT! - Sean M. Thompson Oct 22, 2014

    Colder The Bad Seed is growing into one terrifying series. I'm both elated, and terrified what this thing will grow into. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Oct 27, 2014

    To say I'm happy this series is back is an understatement. Colder is on its way to becoming the epitome of horror comic books. It not all about the decapitating scares or the blood splattering imagery. It's an extremely well-woven narrative that truly knows it's audience while appealing to a larger fan base. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Bloody Disgusting - Eric Switzer Oct 22, 2014

    The Bad Seed has a new bad guy, one that may even surpass Nimble Jack in being disturbing and awful. These are the kind of characters that make you worry about the mental stability of the creators. Swivel collects peoples fingers by slicing them right the fuck off, is ma Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson Oct 19, 2014

    Overall, in spite of my doubts that the original series had set the bar impossibly high, Colder: The Bad Seed effortlessly captures the same sense of creeping dread that made the original such a runaway hit. Ferreyra and Tobin are a partnership that simply cannot put a foot wrong right now, and this issue is a perfect example of two supremely talented creators each playing to their individual strengths. Intriguing and unnerving in equal measures, Colder: The Bad Seed is unlike any other horror comic on the shelves right now, and is absolutely essential reading for any and all horror fans. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Rhymes With Geek - Walt Keegan Oct 22, 2014

    Paul Tobin gets new readers up to speed quickly while those that keep their copy of the first Colder close at hand see how Declan powers have grown. The introduction of the new threat, Swivel, is even more unsettling than Nimble Jack and Juan Ferreyra's art will make you check under the bed before turning out the light. Colder: The Bad Seed is a near perfect start to this much-anticipated sequel. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Fandom Post - Rob Severns Oct 22, 2014

    With Colder #1 being the first of a five-part min-series, I am hooked and ready for more. The characters are interesting, the setting is unique, and the villain is cause for me to fish out the old nightlight I promised myself I'd never use. The creative team behind this book is a match made in hell, and that chill you feel running up your spine isn't your imagination, it's Colder. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Oct 21, 2014

    As with the original series, as great as Tobin's writing is,Colder: The Bad Seed #1 is made by Juan Ferryera's art. He really brings the world ofColder to life. His intricately crafted art makes the blood and the gore feel believable, yet uniquely terrifying at the same time. Ferryera has a way of injecting emotion and life into the characters that he draws, and the worlds that he creates. His art is easily one of the best parts of this book. The written storytelling is great, but it's absolutely astounding how amazing the visual storytelling is in this issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Oct 21, 2014

    Final Verdict:I read an interview with Paul Tobin and Juan Ferreyra on how they want to extend the series into a few more limited short comics to really flesh out the story of Declan and his world of insanity. This news made my little horror heart swell up with joy and with Colder : The Bad Seed, it’s off to a great start. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Overmental - J. Simpson Feb 22, 2015

    Strong, bone-chilling, blood-curdling stuff, that should definitely be considered For Mature Audiences Only, but will leave horror fans panting. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Oct 22, 2014

    Expect the unexpected with Colder, and Colder: The Bad Seed #1 has that written all over it. Being an ongoing, Paul Tobin and Juan Ferreyra have a lot more time to develop this story and it should be a treat to see what they can do with more manageable time. This is a ripe world that started with Nimble Jack, and can go anywhere from there with Swivel picking up the pieces to figuring out the mysteries of Declan's past. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Oct 20, 2014

    Colder: The Bad Seed is off to a great start so far. Paul Tobin and Juan Ferreyra craft a very entertaining introductory issue that should keep you interested for the next installment. Tobin usually delivers on his books, so this should be another good mini-series from Dark Horse. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Oct 22, 2014

    It's not a perfect first issue, but it's a hell of a return to a series that caught me by surprise last year. It's definitely a welcomed debut for Halloween and hands down the creepiest things I've read in a while. If it wasn't for those down moments with Declan and Reece I might have needed a shower after reading this issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Fangoria - Svetlana Fedotov Oct 23, 2014

    Despite the lack of originality for the happy couple, COLDER and COLDER: THE BAD SEED shouldn't be ingored for what it really is: an unparalleled vision of horror that spans multiple realities of life. With the introduction of the terrifying Swivel, there is no doubt that we will find ourselves deeper into the maddening world of Tobin and Ferreyra than we ever wanted to be. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    Multiversity Comics - Alice W. Castle Oct 23, 2014

    Despite the unfortunately less than gripping ending, "Colder: The Bad See" #1 is still a triumphant return to horror comics from Paul Tobin and Juan Ferreyra. The two work together marvellously, balancing the domestic lives of our two main characters and giving readers more than enough reason to care about them and exploring the daunting menace that is the figure that stalks them. This is a solid start to a new chapter in the "Colder" story and I cannot wait to see where Tobin and Ferreyra take us with their exploration of the creepiest horror to exist in comics. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Oct 21, 2014

    Colder: The Bad Seed gets off to a rather average start, as though the series shows a lot of promise, it has yet to reach the potential that the first series set. It does however introduce a creepy new character, and along with the intrigue it means this comic comes recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Soyner Oct 23, 2014

    Wow. Creepy? Yep. Good art? Yep. Interesting story? Yep. Did I mention creepy yet? Yep. Yep. Yep. Great first issue that is simple yet complex with its introduction to our main characters. (Including a villain worthy of comic nightmares) If you like creepy then grab this one quick. It's right up your alley.

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