Ruby Falls #1

Writer: Ann Nocenti Artist: Flavia Biondi Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: October 2, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
7.9Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Ruby Falls is a sleepy town. But sleep brings nightmares, and Lana is about to wake up in the middle of her hometown's biggest secret: the "disappearance" of infamously progressive Betty Gallagher during the mobster-ruled heyday of the old mining town. When details of the cold-case murder start to come out through her grandmother Clara's foggy, dementia-jumbled memories, Lana becomes obsessed with cracking the case, even if it splinters the peaceful town-and endangers everything she loves.  

From Ann Nocenti (The Seeds, Daredevil) and rising talent Flavia Biondi (Italian artist of La Generazione making her American comics debut) co more

  • 10 - Megan Peters Oct 2, 2019

    By the debut's end, readers will know this murder mystery is unlike any they've recently read, and its cliffhanger will keep you tuned in for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Oct 2, 2019

    A normal autumn day triggers memories of murder " but, vivid as they are, are those memories even real? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Jonathan O'Neal Oct 4, 2019

    Nocenti's examination of murder, memory, and themes of gender equality in small town rural America is off to a solidly effective start thanks in large part to its flawless spin on noir and to its visually sumptuous artwork by Bondi and Loughridge. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Oct 2, 2019

    This book is another offering from the Berger Books imprint of Dark Horse Comics. For those expecting yet another horror book may not appreciate the diversity of Vertigo books under Berger Books editor Karen Berger's stewardship. Maybe it's that influence that has helped Nocenti deliver a resurgent book. What ever the reason, this book is off to an interesting start. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Gehen Oct 8, 2019

    Ruby Falls #1 is a solid first chapter in potentially great little murder-mystery miniseries. While the art does have its occasional flaws, it overall does a good job in keeping readers fully engaged from the first issue through the final page. Nocentis script does a great job setting up the story, and the potential of playing with an unreliable character is enticing. If the creators can continue to build on what has been established here,Ruby Fallscan be special. Given the subject matter of this series, it'd be a real shame if it slipped into mediocrity. Read Full Review

  • 5.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Darryll Robson Sep 28, 2019

    This first issue sets the scene wonderfully, creating a mood and tone that prevails throughout. The story and art have promise but lack the punch required to draw a reader in. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Valiant Son Oct 12, 2019

    In her afterword to this first issue, Ann Nocenti refers to comics as being visual poems, and this comic certainly has that feel to it. This is an intelligent and contemplative comic, whose characters and story promise depths as yet unseen. This is a great opening chapter, and I look forward to reading future installments.

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