Steeple #1

Writer: John Allison Artist: John Allison Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: September 18, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 4
8.5Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

A supernatural tale of friendship, the devil, and moral gray areas.

Two women with wildly different worldviews become unlikely friends as they navigate the supernatural happenings in a sleepy coastal parish-and soon find themselves forced to choose sides in the war between good and evil, facing demons, curses, and a miniature Rapture!

o New series from John Allison, author of Giant Days.

  • 10 - Connor Casey Sep 18, 2019

    At first glance a battle between the forces of Heaven and Hell for the fate of a seaside British town should make for a book full of dread and horror. But thanks to a cartoonish art style and a wonderful sense of comedic timing and dry wit, John Allison's Steeple is off to a great start with its first issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Oct 15, 2019

    With a few keen moments connecting to a younger audience, Steeple #1 shows that it knows what it wants to be and isn't hindered by what anyone feels it shouldbe. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones Sep 19, 2019

    Tredregyn and its inhabitants feel real, like Susan, Daisy, and Esther felt real in Giant Days, a natural development considering the book's creative team. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Jonathan O'Neal Sep 20, 2019

    Continued below(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});Final Verdict: 8.5 " “Steeple” #1 finds John Allison back at the helm of another series about young people on the cusp of change. Fans of Allison shouldn't dare miss it, and anglophiles unfamiliar with Allison's work could do worse than this introduction to his quirky humor and accomplished cartooning. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Sep 19, 2019

    As my first experience with John Allison's work, I'm definitely delighted here. I love the look of his characters and the settings for it, the way he draws the eye in smartly to key things but allows for a lot of detail elsewhere to make it worth the second and third look. We get a good bit of the basics here with what to expect and while there are a number of familiar elements and concepts it's the execution that will make you come back. I want to see more of Maggie and Billie but also to see how Billie interacts with both Penrose and Clovis as events move forward. It's got a really good flow and vibe about it that makes for an easy read without being a quick one so that you feel invested in everything by the end of it. Definitely looking forward to more. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Cat Wyatt Sep 11, 2019

    Steeple #1 has an interesting plot, and beautiful artwork to support it. Combined with unique and intriguing characters, this series will hold your attention. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Oct 6, 2019

    Steeple has all the charm of John Allison's previous work with a nice supernatural bend. There's a nice mix of personalities at work that makes for a fun read. It's a little cartoonish with just the right amount of scares, kind of like a horror sitcom. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Robert Mammone Sep 18, 2019

    YA horror with the edges shaved off, Steeple #1 is a fun and engaging read populated by a series of interesting and captivating characters. Billie Baker is young woman who will appeal to a younger female audience; an identification figure for girls seeking a heroine who looks and acts just like them. This issue might pleasantly surprise people of faith, as it treats religion with a respect scant other works of fiction provide today. Read Full Review

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