Fear Case #1

Writer: Matt Kindt Artist: Tyler Jenkins Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: February 3, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 8
8.3Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

A new, horrific detective series by Matt Kindt (Ether, Mind MGMT) and Tyler Jenkins (Grass Kings)!

A no-nonsense Secret Service agent and his new-age partner investigate a mysterious box known as the "Fear Case," which has appeared throughout history at sites of disaster and tragedy. Whoever comes into possession of this case must pass it on within three days or face deadly consequences. The agents must track down this Fear Case while staying one step ahead of a psychotic cult and the otherwordly forces behind the Case's existence.

  • 9.2
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Feb 3, 2021

    Fear Case is a supernatural detective story with well realized characters and a mystery that already appears to have layer upon layers. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Carlos R. Feb 4, 2021

    Fear Case shot out of the gate with an incredible first issue that is sure to have you hooked by the final panel. Definitely pick up this book if you’re a horror or crime fan. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Feb 4, 2021

    Ultimately then, this feels like yet another win for Kindt and Jenkins. A tasty, supernatural-tinged mystery with a strikingly unconventional art style. As I mentioned above, this is very much a slow-burner of an opening chapter, and while the narrative is yet to fully embrace the potential of its premise, there are enough hints here not to mention the stellar pedigree of the creative team to ensure that this is an incredibly easy title to recommend. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Christopher Egan Feb 4, 2021

    out mystery that turns on a dime from subtle to terrifying. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jake Palermo Feb 4, 2021

    Fear Case #1 brings readers further down the rabbit hole of Matt Kindt and the Jenkins by weaponizing an idea of pulp fiction and how it threatens this story's main characters. Because the effort to make these buddy cop (agents?) feel like people is phenomenal. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Ricardo Denis Feb 4, 2021

    Theres enough in Fear Cases first issue to justify following the series at a monthly basis. This is the kind of comic one desperately wants to continue reading once an issue is done. On top of that, it just comes off as a very good pilot episode for a TV series, like the first episodes for Fringe and The X-Files. Much like those shows, Fear Case hooks you in immediately and I doubt youll put up much of a struggle given how good it is. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Major Spoilers - Robert Mammone Feb 7, 2021

    What's in the box isn't as nearly as important as the effect it has on those who come within its orbit. Fear Case #1 is the opening salvo of what looks like will be a strong series, with elements both natural and supernatural, as our True Detective styled secret service agents find themselves trapped within the coils of.the Fear Case. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Feb 2, 2021

    While it may take a little for the art style to grow on you, it is wonderfully vivid and completes this moody, gothic detective story. If you are in the mood for something new, yet familiar at the same time, Fear Case #1 is something you may want to pick up for an interesting read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 3, 2021

    Tyler Jenkins delivers some interesting visuals throughout the issue. Subjectively, the art is a match to the tone of the story. Objectively, there are some visuals moments that are confusing when trying to differentiate between characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Logan Moore Feb 3, 2021

    Even if the answers to some of the questions that have been presented in this first issue don't turn out to be as interesting as the questions themselves, Matt Kindt has done an excellent job of making me look forward to what's coming in the future. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AIPT - Benjamin Novoa Feb 2, 2021

    I'm in love with the narrative, but the mercurial art style corrupts the experience. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bookcase - Benjamin Morin Feb 2, 2021

    Though Fear Case #1 debuts with an intriguing premise, it falls at times into formulaic territory. The art may be worth the price of admission for some, but for others, that wont make up for the conventional narrative. Read Full Review

  • 8.0

    Fear Case
    Issue: 1

    Publisher: @darkhorsecomics
    Writer: @matt.kindt.for.real
    Artist: @tylerjenkinsprojects
    Colorist: @hilary.jenkins.art
    Editors: @nottochabyy & Chuck Howitt

    Two Secret Service agents investigate a mysterious box known as the “Fear Case.” This case has appeared throughout history and whoever has it in their possession must pass it on within three days otherwise something terrible will happen. This case has been unsolved for centuries and is the oldest unsolved case in history. Agents Winter and Mitchum intend to finally solve the fear case to end its deadly trend. That may prove to be difficult as a psychotic cult and supernatural forces are behind the Fear Case's existe more

  • 8.0
    DDJamesB Feb 3, 2021

    I liked the art style but at the same time it did distract me a little when the main characters were talking to the new guy because it was hard to tell who was who. Other than that it was pretty interesting and although it went straight for the explanation of whats going with the lady and the case it set the stage for a series that has a lot of potential.

  • 6.5
    Briton Feb 6, 2021

    Dreadful artwork which makes it difficult to tell what is going on.

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