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Cursed Comics Cavalcade #1

Writer: James Tynion IV, Becky Cloonan, Bryan Hill, Tim Seeley, Riley Rossmo, Gary Dauberman Artist: Mark Buckingham, Becky Cloonan, Riley Rossmo, Ricardo Federici Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 10, 2018 Cover Price: $9.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 8
7.7Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

Horror! Death! Uh...Face-punching! Witness ten all-new stories that promise to be the most terrifying, most shocking and most horrific comic that DC Comics has ever published! (Hyperbole much?) Batman, Wonder Woman, Guy Gardner, Swamp Thing, Zatanna and more of your favorite heroes face unspeakable horrors from the streets of Gotham City to the darkest sectors of the universe.

  • 10
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Oct 25, 2018

    If you sit in the middle of the Venn diagram of super hero fans and horror fans, Cursed Comics Calvacade is a must-read for you. Show this comic some support because I desperately want to see more like it, and not just every October. Can you imagine an ongoing anthology comic like Creepy or Tales from the Crypt set in the DC Universe? I'd be all over that and I'm sure I'm not the only one. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Oct 10, 2018

    A great Halloween fun time with superhero sensibilities. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Major Spoilers - Stacy Baugher Oct 10, 2018

    Wonderful book with creators from not only comics but film delivering imaginative stories that will delight as much as chill. Go dig you up a copy now. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Oct 20, 2018

    And an honourable mention goes to the Zatanna tale, for the delightful Halloween decorations in the margins of the page, by Mark Buckingham. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Oct 10, 2018

    Besides, where else are you going to see Clark Kent wearing Batman slippers while cooking breakfast? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Doom Rocket - Clyde Hall Oct 11, 2018

    Cursed Comics Cavalcade #1 reminds us what being that youthful comic book reader of supernatural titles was all about, especially if eerie tales incidentally involving superheroes were our joy. The adult fan in us will appreciate the added explorations into folklore, speculative science, and the characterizations of familiar heroes, some of whom don't truck with the mystical on a regular basis. As a collection, it consists of many more bite-size Mars bars than generic peanut butter kisses. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Amy Ziegfeld Oct 10, 2018

    All told, Cursed Comics Cavalcade #1 is a gorgeous exhibition of some of DC's top talent telling a variety of fun, spooky stories with their star characters. There's nothing life-changing in here, but it's a solid collection and well worth your time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Patrick Cavanaugh Oct 10, 2018

    Over the course of 10 terrifying tales, the individual stories have highlights, like Zatanna's journey on a haunted hayride, and lows, like Wonder Woman confronting a mermaid monster, with each story offering readers more macabre stories than usual in one horror-themed compilation. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Cody White Oct 31, 2018

    As with most anthologies, there were some real winners and also some misfires in this one. The highs were incredibly high, however, while the lowlights were all still fine if forgettable stories. With a fairly steep price tag, we wouldn't recommend this volume toeverybodybut I would recommend it to most. It was interesting how many of the stories ended on a high note, with no real sense of lasting dread, but all in all, we enjoyed this volume quite a bit. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Green Lantern Corps - w-west Oct 24, 2018

    Much like the New Talent Showcase, Cursed Comics Cavalcade #1 is filled with beaming talent on all sides of the creative process. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Mark Scott Oct 10, 2018

    A perfect addition to your Halloween festivities. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Roy Buckingham Oct 10, 2018

    All in all, there is a lot here to entertain you if you are looking for a fun, scary twist on your favorite DC Comics heroes this Halloween. I hope we get a sequel next year, maybe this time incorporating the villains as well. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Oct 12, 2018

    While there are a number of duds in this special, there are equally as many stories that will surprise you! With entries like the ones featuring Wonder Woman, Etrigan, and Katana/ Black Lightning, I'm confident you'll find your money and time well-spent. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Multiversity Comics - Dexter Buschetelli Oct 15, 2018

    I'd rather be watching Tales from the Hood. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Oct 10, 2018

    Overall this wasn't too bad. There were a couple stinkers, but anyone who plans to read this alone on Halloween in the dark with only a flashlight to light the book might find a bit of enjoyment, wholesome or otherwise. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geekery Magazine - Lucas Fashina Oct 10, 2018

    Unfortunately it wasn't all a cup of pumpkin spice latte. Some of the other stories were out-of-place for a Halloween story or just plain hard to read. But the structure of compilation was saved by closing with a fun little story with Zatanna in “Haunted Hayride”. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Paul Shanly Oct 12, 2018

    This book was a bit of a mixed bag. There are some stories such as the Batman, Wonder Woman, Black Lightning/Katana, and Zatanna which I thought were very strong, and others that seemed out of place or were just poorly executed. I like that DC puts out these holiday-themed offerings and theres enough good in this book to recommend it. Read Full Review

  • 5.6
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Oct 10, 2018

    Another mixed bag of stories, with a couple that are pretty good, a couple that are pretty bad, and the majority of them are shrug-worthy. Too much investment for too little return overall, me thinks. Read Full Review

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