Dead Mall #1

Writer: Adam Cesare Artist: David Stoll Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: October 26, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 1
6.9Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

The Penn Mills Galleria is about to be demolished. Five teens sneak into the mall to take a last look around before it's gone. However, while Penn Mills has been closed for years, the mall is far from abandoned. A night of exploration becomes a shopping spree from hell. The teens must contend with the sprawling, transformative cosmic horror of Penn Mills or be trapped forever within the Dead Mall.

oAdam Cesare is a critically acclaimed horror author and is a leading voice in the emerging genre of contemporary YA horror.

o Clown in a Cornfield, earned a 2020 Bram Stoker Award nomination, multiple starred reviews, and has been more

  • 9.0
    Capes & Tights - Justin Soderberg May 31, 2023

    Stoll's use of different art styles is also a standout feature of the miniseries. By using different styles to separate between past and present scenes, Stoll creates a seamless transition between different periods of the mall's history. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    COMICON - Tom Smithyman Oct 24, 2022

    While setting a horror story inside an abandoned shopping mall is an interesting if not completely original idea, the execution could use some work. The initial character development is pretty nonexistent, and the artwork is inconsistent. Some more work is needed to bring some life to this Dead Mall. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Logan Moore Oct 26, 2022

    While I'm always down for a good slasher story, I'm not sure if there's any greater intrigue to have with Dead Mall so far. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Horror DNA - Joel Harley Oct 24, 2022

    A lot of ground is covered in this first issue, which wastes refreshingly little time in throwing its heroes into the thick of it. At four issues, that leaves plenty of scope for all the gory shopping mall action (plus social commentary slash nostalgia bating) that the book's concept promises. Read Full Review

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