The Strain: The Fall #1

The Strain: The Fall #1

Writer: David Lapham Artist: Mike Huddleston Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: July 10, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7
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Dr. Ephraim Goodweather’s failure to kill the Master—the ancient vampire behind the epidemic infesting New York City—has led the former alcoholic to relapse as the city burns around him. It’s the end of the world, but Eph, beaten but not dead, has still got to protect his son Zack from his mother, who’s now a bloodthirsty vampire that craves her child more than any artery.

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Sean A. Guynes Jul 16, 2013

    Kudos to Lapham and crew for adapting del Toro and Hogans story and making it into something truly incredible. Another fantastic debut from Dark Horse. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Jorge Solis Jul 18, 2013

    “The Strain: The Fall” #1 sets up a high octane adventure filled with action and suspense. Even if you haven't read the novel, newcomers will not be at a loss in the narrative. It's very easy for new readers to jump on in. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Jul 16, 2013

    The next time somebody sceptically tells you that the vampire genre has finally run out of gas, set ‘em straight and point them to your LCS. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jul 17, 2013

    This should be one fascinating TV show which is made apparent by the quality of this comic. The story is taken very seriously and the art made to look realistic but also brooding with dark undertones. The action works really well in this issue and the opening pages give the entire story enough weight to capture readers imaginations. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Florida Geek Scene - ThemightyDarmick Jul 17, 2013

    The short and skinny is that although I am being a little hard on it, I did find this a good read. I really hope its sacrificing the interesting stuff for the sake of setting this world up, and has a bit more follow through when it comes to the rest of the series. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Culture Mass - Stephen Wilds Jul 20, 2013

    Manhattan is under attack by a vampiric infestation and only a small group of rag-tag unimportant humans knows what is really going on. A scary and gruesome world with an odd art style sets up the side story for the upcoming film. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Samantha Roehrig Jul 17, 2013

    This comic is a mixed review because although I don't like it because of the nature and the fact that I have to close my eyes even during Animal Planet shows, I think most people will dig the comic. It offers horror and some valid characters to watch as they try to lead battle against vampires. Read Full Review

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