The Butcher of Paris #1

Writer: Stephanie Phillips Artist: Dean Kotz Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: December 4, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 5
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In 1944, as Swastikas flew over Paris, one of the most notorious and prolific serial killers in history turned the occupied city into his personal hunting ground.

Under the guise of opportunity and freedom, a killer preys on those desperate to flee . . . until a gruesome discovery alerts the police. In a city on the brink of war, the hunt for a serial killer begins as a French detective races to catch the villain before the Nazis beat him to it.

Written by Stephanie Phillips (Descendent, Devil Within) with art by Dean Kotz (Mars Attacks), The Butcher of Paris is a historical, true crime thriller about a killer wanted by bo more

  • 10
    Comics Bookcase - Jarred A. Lujn Jun 4, 2020

    I loved this series. It's one that deserves revisit after revisit as you can glean more and more out of it. With an art team that is presenting beautiful work to match the complex and heavy tones of the book, Butcher of Paris should be required reading for comic fans and history buffs alike. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Dec 4, 2019

    Dean Kotz presents some beautiful stylized art in this issue that is reminiscent of comics from the period in many ways. The characters have a great look, filled with expression and detail and the Nazis are made to look scary and foreboding. A great looking issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Watch - Cody White Dec 14, 2019

    The Butcher of Paris #1(Phillips, Kotz, Wordie, Peteri) sheds a terrifying light on a monster nearly lost to history and the limits of human empathy. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nathan Koffler Dec 4, 2019

    The Butcher in Paris #1 is a wonderful start to a sinister tale that is already very entertaining. Although we've seen this style of storytelling before, it is very well done and the content is incredibly interesting. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Dec 4, 2019

    Simply put, we need more comics like The Butcher in Paris. Im a fan of everything from the creative team to the true story historical elements, and this first issue is fantastic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Dec 4, 2019

    The Butcher of Paris is a gruesome, chilling and nearly hopeless story that is full of genuine horror. The macabre journey is only going to get more intense from here on in. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Impulse Gamer - Chrys Terlizzi Dec 14, 2019

    This creative team does a fantastic job in taking a little-known true story and delving deep into the effects that real-life monsters have on people – whether they be occupying Nazis or manipulative serial killers. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    The Daily Fandom - Katie Beste Dec 9, 2019

    The Butcher of Paris #1 is definitely worth checking out. With an interesting story and setting, detailed artwork, and a fascinating look at humanity, this comic will leave you thinking deeply about the human condition. If youre interested in serial killers, World War II, or true crime, the story will certainly appeal to you. With the holidays just around the corner, this is the perfect new comic to give to the murder fan in your life. So dive into some of the darkest parts of human history. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Dec 2, 2019

    "The Butcher of Paris" #1 is a tense and well-orchestrated start to a promising historical-horror series. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Multiversity Comics - Christa Harader Dec 6, 2019

    "The Butcher of Paris" #1 attempts to nestle the horror of a serial killer within the brutal landscape of Nazi-occupied France, but fails to build the mood and tension it needs to succeed. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Big Comic Page - Mark Scott Dec 3, 2019

    The writing is great, and the story is definitely one that I dont feel has been told enough but the artwork just lets it down, doing something of a disservice to the level of work that Phillips has clearly put into this. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Chase Magnett Dec 4, 2019

    The Butcher of Paris #1 provides the same general sheen of competence that surrounds most new, direct market series which are forgotten before their second issue arrives. However, the concept at the foundation of this particular series demands better treatment, but it doesn't look like readers can expect that in future issues of this muddled retelling. Read Full Review

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