Slayer: Repentless #1

Writer: Jon Schnepp Artist: Guiu Vilanova Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: January 25, 2017 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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The planet's most badass metal band takes control of comics! The ultimate thrash juggernaut, Slayer has dominated stages and destroyed audiences for over thirty years, with their latest album, Repentless, showing no signs of slowing down or showing mercy. Based on the brutal Repentless videos, this expansion of the video story lines drives deep into the darkest heart of America, a raging road trip down a bloodstained highway, a tale of the doomed, the damned . . . and the repentless!

  • 7.0
    Outright Geekery - Eli Funaro Jan 12, 2017

    Overall, Slayer: Repentless #1 is a brutal introduction into this violent crime story that began in the video trilogy. The story may get weighed down with too much exposition but the bloody art style will keep readers intrigued with its sadistic displays of gory dismemberment. This first issue sets up a conflict that pits the characters on a violent collision course. Just like a Slayer album, this comic book is dark, violent and vicious and forces us to see the things in our world we might not like to see. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - Russ Dobler Jan 24, 2017

    Slayer: Repentless #1 is the beginning and end of two different, better books sandwiched together to make something less satisfying than either. What starts as a thought-provoking crime drama ends as a record advertisement"either of which could be a fine story in their own right, but are noticeably incongruous together. Do you want clean singing in your Cannibal Corpse? Or growls in your Manowar? Then don't combine genres here, either! Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jan 28, 2017

    We're given a setup issue introducing our two main characters and building the foundation of the plot. Things turn harsh very quickly and the plot turns into a revenge story. The content in the series may not sit well with some readers. But if you are a die hard Slayer fan, you might want to pick up this mini-series to put with your Slayer vinyl collection. Nonetheless, go pick up this comic and judge for yourself. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Matthew Strackbein Jan 24, 2017

    Ready for an ultra violent crime tale inspired by the worlds most popular thrash metal rock band? OK, then you're gonna love Slayer: Repentless. If it turns out its too much for you, then that's completely understandable. Maybe comics fans in general will check it out simply for a change of pace, or to challenge what they currently perceive to be a violent comic. Either way, Slayer isn't taking any chances they haven't taken before, and its always worked for them and their fans alike. That means the real risks here is on publisher Dark Horse. For what its worth, Dark Horse has always pushed high quality books while embracing the horror genre, and this book fits neatly in that lineup. Time will tell if the imagery and content will stick with you in a bad way, or in a very bad way, but that makes the book a risk. And a risky book like this isn't a sure bet as far as sales go, or if readers will actually enjoy it. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Chris Tresson Jan 23, 2017

    Not the best start but a start all the same. It may pick up in the next issue so I'm not going to complete dismiss it just yet. If you're a Slayer fan then you should probably take a look at it and decide for yourself whether or not you want to collect the full series. It's only three issues long, so it's not a huge investment of time or money if you feel like taking a chance on something a bit different. The choice is completely up to you. Read Full Review

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