Grindhouse: Drive In, Bleed Out #1

Grindhouse: Drive In, Bleed Out #1

Writer: Alex De Campi Artist: R. M. Guera Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: November 12, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11
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Grindhouse is back from the dead, and it's meaner, badder, and dirtier than ever! In the first of four new exploitation opuses, Scalped's R. M. Guéra joins series writer Alex de Campi for "Slay Ride," a brutal holiday tale of revenge and supernatural terror in the driven snow!
•   We're back, just in time to celebrate the holidays in bloody style!
•   From the perverted mind of Alex de Campi (Smoke/Ashes, Lady Zorro)!
•   World-renowned artist R. M. Guéra (Django Unchained, Scalped)!

  • 10
    Unleash The Fanboy - Max Delgado Nov 11, 2014

    Grindhouse: Drive-In, Bleed-Out #1offers a very strong start. Fingers crossed it keeps going this way. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Fandom Post - Josh Begley Nov 12, 2014

    Here are those Grindhouse totals: Two breasts (although there are some nice shots of the hero in some low cut shirts), three beasts, six dead bodies including three dogs, one old morphine addict lady, three gallons blood (kinda low for Grindhouse), evil aborted clown children made of snow, cane fu, morphine fu, shotgun fu, Colonel Sanders fu. Four stars. Josh says check it out. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    We The Nerdy - Kierra Prince Nov 14, 2014

    And to be honest, Guera's art is such a perfect fit here. There's a ton of small details in panels that were by no means necessary but by all means enhance the story and the spookiness. Tree branches twist into fences, footprints on fresh snow tell us enough of a story to make our own guesses, and shadows are dark and foreboding. As far as his handling of gore goes, let's just say that the opening set of pages will delight anyone who was looking for a grindhouse comic to go all the way and fully submit to its grindhouse aesthetic. Guera also uses a mostly blue palette for this comic which does great at evoking both night and that glow of freshly fallen snow. It's beautiful to look at which makes the splashes of blood, gore, and overall horror even more hard hitting. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Nov 16, 2014

    Grindhouse is returning with a bang. Slay Ride is terrifying, sexy, and fueled by vengeance. It's everything I'd want from the genre and more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Rhymes With Geek - Nikki Sherman Nov 11, 2014

    I'm ready for more. Whatever creepy, twisted psycho clowns you have left, throw them my way. If there's one thing Alex de Campi and her brilliant artist collaborators have going for them, it's that they sure know how to entertain you in the moment, and then leave you thinking about the story for a few hours afterwards. It's November and Christmas is already filling our department store aisles. Might as well make the holidays a little bloody fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Ray W Nov 14, 2014

    I enjoyed this first issue of Grindhouse Drive In, Bleed Out, having a really interesting albeit a bit vague story of what is going or who are these killers that appear out of nowhere. The writing and art really shine in this grim tale in a snowy town. The dialogue of the characters is entertaining and the relationship of the two characters really pulls you in a bit on who they are. The killers that appear in this issue and the supernatural elements brings some chilling scenes in. The colors are really astounding and give life to this dark tale. I cannot wait to to see what happens at the end of this tale. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Carl Boehm Nov 12, 2014

    While the name has changed, the quality has not dipped. My one concern is that De Campi delivers on the set up but wanes on the conclusion. The next chapter (eagerly anticipated by this reviewer) will tell if the new arc rectifies that one, crucial flaw in an otherwise groundbreaking comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Nov 11, 2014

    This book has the look and feel of Wraith by Joe Hill and C.P. Wilson III. Being a huge fan of that book, it's no surprise I love this one. If you were a fan of it, too, or just a fun of fun horror, you should go out and pick this up. You won't be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Ross Sweeney Nov 11, 2014

    I guess that makes it an ostensibly new take on the aesthetic, and it's an incredibly admirable one " a great start to what promises to be a nice wee diversion from the usual capes and tights. One to pick up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Nov 13, 2014

    "Grindhouse: Drive In, Bleed Out" #1 is deliciously bonkers. It's just fun, pure and simple, and I can't think of a better homage to grindhouse. Since each story stands on its own, what better time than now to give it a whirl? De Campi and Guera have given us a great premiere; I can't wait for the second reel. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Nov 15, 2014

    If I had to sum up Grindhouse in one word it'd be bold. The commentary is a dark approach to Christmas I haven't seen since Batman Returns, the horror elements are gutsy both in how disturbing they're willing to go conceptually and just the risky idea of using mascots as monsters.Thenthe decision to take the series in a new direction away from its Grindhouse origins is a striking and impressive one. All of those chances end up paying off amazingly as Grindhouse: Drive In, Bleed Out is an excellent read. Recommend. Read Full Review

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