DC Horror Presents: Soul Plumber #1

Writer: Ben Kissel, Marcus Parks, Henry Zebrowski Artist: John McCrea Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 6, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 7
7.8Critic Rating
5.4User Rating

From the creators of The Last Podcast On The Left, exorcism just got a whole lot easier. After attending a seminar hosted in a hotel conference room by a mysterious group called the Soul Plumbers, Edgar Wiggins, disgraced former seminary school student, discovers what he thinks is the secret to delivering souls from the thrall of Satan. But after stealing the blueprints and building the machine himself, out of whatever he can afford from his salary as a gas station attendant, Edgar misses the demon and instead pulls out an inter-dimensional alien with dire consequences for all of mankind.

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Oct 6, 2021

    It seems a little strange to call a horror comic rooted in religion and populated by uncomfortable characters with art and colors that make one feel like they need to wash their hands after reading them a masterpiece, especially after only one issue, but that's what Soul Plumber is. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bookcase - T.W. Worn Oct 6, 2021

    DC Horror Presents - Soul Plumber #1 is a combination of early 90's Vertigo Comics blasphemy and Troma Entertainment "bad taste," cooked inside a home-built pressure cooker and released onto an unsuspecting public. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - Brian Villar Oct 7, 2021

    Overall, the story doesn't lean too much into horror in this issue. It is more of a social commentary on religion and lower class life instead. The issues ending does open the gates to horror. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Carlos R. Oct 5, 2021

    Soul Plumber may not be for everyone, but for those that it is for, it’ll be a delightful read with some interesting perspectives and amazing artwork that’s sure to have you coming back for more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Oct 5, 2021

    Lovably crude and irresistibly gross, Soul Plumber #1 is good dumb fun in a predictable but hilarious horror-comedy package. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Jan 1, 1970

    DC Horror Presents: Soul Plumber #1 is a divisive book that will not be for everyone. Inside this comic is a brilliant commentary on religion; those that can be affected by it, and those that affect people with it. There is also the beginning of an unsettling but deeply interesting crossover between fantasy, and sci-fi. But the intensity of the language may repel off, but what could be perceived as messy artwork will be a bigger influence to driving the audience away. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    BGCP - Michael Lennox Oct 6, 2021

    It's not going to win a Pulitzer Prize for literature, but for a goofy script taking well-loved jokes and tropes and giving them a different angle kind of works well. The writers set the bar low and keep well below its own threshold. If you are looking for a laugh it might not be the worst example out there. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    AIPT - Alex Curtis Oct 5, 2021

    Soul Plumber could very well turn out to be a satisfying, well-rounded story when collected into an arc. But that doesn't excuse the messy storytelling and lack of immediacy this first issue is drowning in. Read Full Review

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