Trout: The Hollowest Knock #1

Writer: Troy Nixey Artist: Troy Nixey Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: June 19, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 1
7.9Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

Blaming him for the loss of the children of lower Upton, the townsfolk burn down Giuseppe's turnip factory and run him and Trout out of town. Sick and distraught, the two have no other recourse but to travel across the ocean to Giuseppe's childhood village. Trout is lost along the way, and Giuseppe is forced to deal with his brother's meddling in order to find the mysterious little boy he's sworn to protect. Can Giuseppe find him before Trout meets his fate at the hands of the god of the sea?! And who is the shadowy figure trapped in a giant shark egg who is struggling to keep Trout alive?! One thing's for certain: for better or worse, Trout more

  • 9.5
    Multiversity Comics - Christopher Egan Jun 21, 2019

    A gorgeous and haunting fantasy. "Trout: The Hollowest Knock" takes a look at inner pain with an inky black sense of humor. A must buy. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - pharoahmiles Jun 19, 2019

    Overall, a comic that is fun and harrowing and a whole lot of weird. It gives me echoes of Terry Gilliams The Adventures of Baron Munchausen. The story by Troy Nixey is extensive, keen, and penetrating. The art by Nixey and colorist Dave Stewart is simply awe-inspiring. Altogether, a great story which looks to get even better in the next installment. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jun 19, 2019

    After a few issues of Vinegar Teeth I knew that I wouldn't have a good footing with this book, especially since it's a second series featuring the character of Trout. But I'm mesmerized by Nixey's artwork and style and want to see more of it, to try and suss it out and make sense of it all in a way that my brain has a hard time doing. There are a lot of intriguing aspects to this book and it leaves me wanting to know more but also afraid to really try to delve into it all again. I'm uncertain as to whether I'll delve in for a second round but I'm definitely glad that Nixey has a home at Dark Horse for fans to follow his works so easily. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Tanner Dedmon Jun 19, 2019

    Trout's story has started off quick and seems to be an interesting one full of bleak events, so hopefully the series' eerie charm continues to hold up and grows stronger. Read Full Review

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