Crimson Flower #1

Writer: Matt Kindt Artist: Matt Lesniewski Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: January 20, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 4
8.2Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

From New York Times-bestselling Mind MGMT creator Matt Kindt and Matt Lesniewski (The Freak) comes a brand-new, mind-altering journey through Russian folk tales, trained assassins, and government conspiracies.

After losing her family in a violent home invasion, a woman uses folk tales to cope. In a blood-soaked journey toward revenge, she tracks down the man responsible for her family's deaths, only to discover a startling government plot-to weaponize folk tales and use them to raise children into super assassins.

  • 9.0
    Comics Bookcase - Benjamin Morin Jan 20, 2021

    Crimson Flower #1 makes for a welcome addition to comic shelves this week. Its imaginative creative team delivers an original debut that functions fantastically both in narrative and art. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Blair Jan 22, 2021

    The art style is strange, but its an entertaining book that presents a fun mystery with a cool subject matter, and if you liked Matt Kindts Mind Mgmt youll probably like this. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jan 25, 2021

    I feel like I've read this plot before, but the wild creativity in the art make it all new again. I would literally read the back of a shampoo bottle drawn this expressively and creatively. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Cat Wyatt Jan 19, 2021

    Crimson Flower #1 is one of the most unique series of the year, with bold storytelling decisions, even brighter artwork, and a sense of fact and fiction merging together to create something new. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt Jan 20, 2021

    Using Russian folk tales to help push the overall narrative forward, this book is wholly unique, and a grand introduction to a promising story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Olivier Roth Jan 20, 2021

    After reading this first issue, I am fairly sure that I understood what I was reading, but knew as well that this story could go in any number of directions. I read Kindt’s Mind MNGT years ago, and Crimson Flower gives off a lot of the same vibes story wise and piqued my curiosity - a good thing with a first issue. It makes you want to see more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Doom Rocket - Micky Rivera Dec 9, 2020

    Crimson Flower is such an odd book, both artistically and narratively. Furiously spinning within is an unidentified Slavic whirlwind on a revenge-fueled rampage. This urban folktale woven by Kindt and Lesniewski crackles with peculiar energy like an unfamiliar daydream"I want to know what it all means but they are spare with the details. What we get is more than enough though: a dose of childhood trauma, a measure of magical realism, and a whole bucket of cold Russian ass-kicking splashed in our faces. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jan 19, 2021

    Crimson Flower is an intriguing first issue, introducing themes of storytelling, imagination, and covert operations. This book is hard to put down because it's so visually stunning and has an air of complete originality. That said, the ability to immerse yourself in its world is clunky and difficult. Narratively speaking, it may require reading the second issue to be fully on board. Read Full Review

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