Hidden Society #1

Writer: Rafael Scavone Artist: Rafael Albuquerque Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: February 26, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 1
6.5Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

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A new series from Rafael Albuquerque and Rafael Scavone, the team behind Neil Gaiman's A Study in Emerald! Hidden from ordinary eyes, there is a world alongside our own full of deities, demons, and danger-where magic wins out over science and dark secrets lie in wait. Ulloo, the last wizard from the Hidden Society, enlists the aid of a blind girl and her demon, a young magician, and a cursed bounty hunter in order to stop a group of nihilist warlocks from waking the Society's greatest nemesis: a primeval force that, unchecked, will scorch the planet bare of all life.

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Ryan Sonneville Mar 2, 2020

    A great first issue by a creative team hitting their stride. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Feb 27, 2020

    Fans of this kind of work, of which I am, will have plenty to dig into as we get our curious group of magical misfits that are being tasked for something larger to deal with. The familiar elements may not be enough for some as a hook but I'm definitely curious to see what twists and turns will be introduced. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Feb 26, 2020

    Hidden Society brings a fine collection of a couple otherwise normal mortals, a demon and a soul hunter into the fight for world domination. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Feb 18, 2020

    A debut issue that's gorgeous to behold, but a bore to read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Mar 4, 2020

    This book is difficult to talk about because without the plot hook, I have no idea what the theme or message is. And I want to know so bad because the cast of characters seems to be fairly dynamic and unique. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    Multiversity Comics - Rowan Grover Feb 27, 2020

    A fun character study but an ultimately unoriginal premise, "Hidden Society" doesn't do enough to separate itself from the pack in this debut. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Feb 26, 2020

    Hidden Society #1 offers excellent comics storytelling, even if it only manages to deliver an okay debut. Read Full Review

  • 5.3
    Sequential Planet - Marcus Orchard Feb 25, 2020

    Hidden Society has a lot going for it as a series, but this debut does a poor job at hooking readers. Still, this book might be worth investing in. The concept is sound and the art is spectacular, the pacing and presentation just need to be cleaned up a little. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Feb 28, 2020

    Artistically, Albuquerque and Costa offer a polished, vibrant comic that is dynamic and captivating " feeling both grounded in the right moments and believably supernatural in others. Unfortunately, it isn't enough to make up for the cookie-cutter set-up in this first story, but hopefully, more information will be forthcoming in the next issue to make it worth a second look. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Gehen Feb 27, 2020

    While the team does a good job introducing readers to Mercy, an archetypical tough outcast, and Jadoo, a young stage magician, there is little else to the plot. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    But Why Tho? - Maia Rose Feb 25, 2020

    Hopefully in issue two some plot and character development happens and perhaps some turns of phrase that aren't plucked from a book of overused idioms. It would be a shame for art this nice to be relegated to such a forgetful story. Read Full Review

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