The Secret Land #1

Writer: Christofer Emgard Artist: Tomas Aira Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: June 9, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
7.3Critic Rating
4.0User Rating

Hitler's dead. Ben and Katherine are supposed to be together, happy. Instead, Ben fights the war in the Pacific with the reckless heroism of one who believes his fiancée killed in action. Yet, Katharine lives, undercover and about to arrive at the Third Reich's last bastion. Something is waiting for her there, for all of them, and it is hungry.

o Cosmic horror from the creators of The Whispering Dark.

  • 8.7
    Major Spoilers - Robert Mammone Jun 13, 2021

    What's not to love about Nazis building secret bases, powered by powerful energy sources, with secret weapons ready to take on the forces of democracy (well, apart from common decency?) This is a strong first issue, filled with memorable events and characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison May 31, 2021

    While it will have a hard time winning over those readers who have little use for weird war tales or cosmic horror, The Secret Land offers enough unique elements to hook genre enthusiasts with a new twist on classic themes. With solid art and likeable protagonists, this will be one to watch in the future. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Jun 9, 2021

    I enjoyed The Secret Land #1. The set up is complicated, so at times the narration can feel a little heavy. But the pay off is not only that Kat is still alive, but that she has found herself at the heart of something huge, and her connection with Ben is somehow important to this all. If you like action and intrigue, this is a solid read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Jun 9, 2021

    Im not going to lie, the opening didnt really grip me. The twist reveal of the fancy Nazi wonder weapons was nice and all, but it was by the power of Die Glocke that I became converted. The combination of the art and the subtle drip drip building of tension to a wonderful revelatory moment was superbly delivered. Id have been interested to read on based on the concept alone, but by the end panel I found myself desperately keen for more. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    Multiversity Comics - Conor Spielberg Jun 14, 2021

    A weak first half gives way a very strong second half. Read Full Review

  • 5.0 - Adam Barnhardt Jun 9, 2021

    This story doesn't really upset the status quo, only teasing ever-so-slightly some real deviations from how we've seen these stories play out before. Read Full Review

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