The Ward #1

Writer: Cavan Scott Artist: Andres Ponce Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: June 8, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 4
8.4Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

From the writer of Star Wars: The High Republic comes an intense medical drama brimming with fairies, trolls, and real human pathos.

St. Lilith's is a secret hospital for supernatural creatures. The personnel are overworked and the facility is underfunded. It's a place, and a life, Dr. Nat Reeves thought she left behind. Until a wounded woman (with a tail) appears on her doorstep.

  • 9.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Jun 8, 2022

    The Ward #1 is brilliant. Cavan Scott and Andres Ponce have built something special out of their Supernatural Medical Drama. An engaging story and excellent art provide an outstanding issue that is well worth picking up at your local comic shop. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jun 8, 2022

    Ponce delivers some beautifully detailed art on every page of the issue. There are so many things going on in the background of moments that draw the eye and the imagination. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Jan 1, 1970

    The Ward #1 features a premise that mixes medical drama and supernatural elements, which is accompanied by vivid and haunting artwork. Dark Horse has been on a roll with creator-owned series this year - most notably another supernatural tale We Have Demons - and this is one I definitely recommend to readers new and old whether you're a fan of Grey's Anatomyor theUnderworld films - or both! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Colin Moon Jun 7, 2022

    Contrasting medicine and magic, The Ward effortlessly marries two powerful traditions. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Tom Smithyman Jun 7, 2022

    It's a mystery why no one has thought to combine a medical drama with the supernatural before now. But we're lucky that this creative team is on call for the assignment. This initial issue is a smart story that sets up a larger tale filled with unique and wonderful creatures. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Comic Watch - Ross Hutchinson Jun 8, 2022

    The Ward #1 is a solidly crafted medical drama with a fantasy twist that takes tropes we are familiar with and puts a supernatural spin on them in a medical drama setting. A sharp script and great character driven art make an engaging read from page one. It's Grey's Anatomy meets B.P.R.D. and it's done very well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Jun 8, 2022

    Just another day at St. Lilith's, the hospital for the supernatural. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Geek'd Out - Michael Farris Jr. Jun 8, 2022

    There are way, way too many medical dramas on TV, but making a comicbooky medical drama with the Minotaur here and the two-headed man there feels fresh. The Ward #1 gives us a strong protagonist with a shrouded backstory that is sure to win the series a spot on pull lists. At the same time, the lack of compelling drama by the end of the book may leave some with the impression that this is a one-and-done. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Manzo Jun 13, 2022

    Exhilarating medical procedural opener mixed with out-of-this-world elements; however, it is still unknown where the overall story arc is going. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Spencer Perry Jun 8, 2022

    The Ward is proof that this specific subgenre of fiction is ripe for telling across mediums, but also that there should be an angle of distinction that separates it from the rest. Read Full Review

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