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Are You Afraid of Darkseid? #1

Writer: Elliott Kalan, Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing, Jeremy Haun, Kenny Porter, Calvin Kasulke, Terry Blas, Ed Bri Artist: Max Dunbar, Mike Norton, Jess Hervas, Chris Mitten, Garry Brown Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 6, 2021 Cover Price: $9.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 8
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Gather ’round the fire, fellow campers, because it’s time for that most terrifying of traditions-campfire stories so scary you’ll never sleep without a night-light again! The Teen Titans guide those brave enough through tales of Batman and the hidden killer, Superman and Lois Lane and the killer in their back seat, Harley Quinn and Darkseid versus a furious Bloody Mary, and four more stories so hair-raising you’ll call your momma to come pick you up. So toast your marshmallows, pull up a s’more, and answer the only question that matters this Halloween: Are you afraid of Darkseid?

  • 9.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - soycornholio Oct 7, 2021

    Are You Afraid of Darkseid is the perfect October one shot. DC should continue to play in this arena. The stories are self-contained and spin on a few classic urban legends. I would recommend this comic to anyone who wants to take a break from the storylines or enjoys DC-tinged horror like myself! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Oct 6, 2021

    It's a bit long and a bit dense, but even at that it's still a good tale. Overall, this anthology has something for everyone and is very well-done. It's easily one of DC's better spooky anthologies. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Percy Waelchl Oct 6, 2021

    Readers will likely find different favorites in this anthology, from the silly Darkseid and Harley to the stylish Phantom Stranger's staircase. The short story format still allows the Green Lantern and Vixen/Wonder Woman stories to ask deep questions about one's self and the world. Consequently, this is the strength of the collection. A little something to satisfy different readers while introducing something thought provoking. Like a good scary story, Are You Afraid of Darkseid? holds a little truth about the human condition sprinkled in to resonate with the audience. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Carlos R. Oct 10, 2021

    This may be one of my favorite anthologies of the year. It features an incredible collection of stories that allow for the writers and artists to experiment and put out some wonderfully frightening tales. Absolutely pick this up if you're looking to get into the spirit of the season. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Oct 5, 2021

    Are You Afraid Of Darkseid? is a fun Hallowe'en collection of stories that is well worth checking out. And it is not too scary to share with any kids in your household. And DC, isn't it about time for a new Phantom Stranger ongoing series? Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comic Watch - Clint Theron Oct 5, 2021

    Ultimately, Bloody Mary is a fun short story that should delight any horror enthusiasts out there. It's a great blend of lighthearted humor and kid-friendly horror that Are You Afraid of the Dark? did so well. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 5, 2021

    Overall, with one exception none of these stories are brilliant, but they all feel like a good fit for the genre of scary stories to tell in the dark. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Jan 1, 1970

    Are You Afraid of Darkseid #1 is a mixed bag of Halloween-themed tales, featuring less of the Lord of Apokolips than one would expect. While some stories are worth a read, DC has done far better with its other holiday-themed one-shots. I can only hope that next year's installment is an improvement. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AIPT - Alex Curtis Oct 5, 2021

    None of these stories are masterpieces, but Are You Afraid of Darkseid? is on whole a positive, pain-free experience to get you in the October mood even if each installment is bookended by inane Teen Titan banter. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Oct 5, 2021

    While ultimately this issue is just here to have some fun with your favorite DC Comics characters during the spooky season, I'm not sure if it's really worth it in the end because the spooky stories that are told here are barely spooky stories. That being said though, even with the inconsistent feel of things going on in this book, you can still have some fun but personally, it just wasn't as much fun as I had hoped for. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Nerdly - Dean Fuller Oct 13, 2021

    I've read a lot worse, but I've read a lot better. Let's hope other companies offerings are stronger than this Read Full Review

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