Survival #1

Writer: Sean Lewis Artist: Bryndon Everett Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: May 3, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 3
8.0Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

When Emma Reed journeyed back to her hometown in Alaska, she was expecting little more than a tense family reunion at the annual military alumni get together. But early that morning, a plane crash landed in the thick woods near the mountain. And the creature within brings an ancient terror to the last American frontier, and will turn this unspoiled wilderness into a killing ground.

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Luke Anthony May 9, 2023

    This opening issue of Survival sets the path for another slick and entertaining addition to the Dark Horse and 12-Gauge Comics collections. It produces stand-out performances from the creative team, especially Sean Lewis, who shows the flair of a writer at the top of their game. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Comicbook Dispatch - kcscribbles May 3, 2023

    Survival #1 immediately grabs you by the throat and never lets go. Its the beginning of a fantastic horror tale that delivers shock after shock combined with a feeling of dread throughout. The lead characters are interesting and Im looking forward to the next chapter of the story. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comic Watch - Mike Eakins May 3, 2023

    Survival #1 is a fun and vicious tale that will have you clamoring for more. Whether you need to know more about Emmas past, or the origin of this ancient evil, Survival is your new horror addiction. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker May 2, 2023

    Survival #1 is a strange but intriguing first issue. Its not a slow-burning thriller; its a high-octane slasher that revels in violence. Some of the dialogue is clunky and uncomfortable, but this is a comic that appears to like causing discomfort. It is unflinching and unafraid, as shown by the early exchanges, and this is just the beginning of the horror. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett May 3, 2023

    Survival #1 has an interesting concept though, and where the next issue goes should really nail down the series but for a start, it's a bit of a stumble that feels like a good structure overall but the details get in the way. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    COMICON - Anton Kromoff May 9, 2023

    Something about this book scares me, and it's not the clawed monsters. There is an undertone throughout that feels a little too “ripped from the headlines” familiar, in a way that pulls me out of the story and makes me worry that the survivalists are going to end up being more evil and hate-filled than the clawed creatures. It's such a cool setup that I hope I'm wrong. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Spencer Perry May 3, 2023

    From this juncture it doesn't really appear that Survival is doing anything that has not already been done before, but there's definitely room for surprises, which would be welcome. Read Full Review

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