DC Horror Presents The Conjuring: The Lover #1

Writer: David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, Rex Ogle, Scott Snyder Artist: Garry Brown, Denys Cowan, Dave Johnson Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 2, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 9
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The terrifying debut of the tie-in to The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It begins here, with a story that’s bursting at the seams with clues about the new film.
Meet Jessica. Jessica just returned to her freshman year of college after winter break, bringing with her the anxieties of last semester’s poor grades, the awkwardness of facing a boy she wishes she’d never slept with, and an undeniably unnerving feeling of being watched.
She soon comes to realize that something evil made her its target, and it will not rest until it has her in its unholy grip. But why did this sinister presence set its sights on a seemingly no more

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Kendra Hale Jun 29, 2021

    This was a blast and I look forward seeing what they have in store for Jess in the next issue! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Ricardo Denis Jun 1, 2021

    The Conjuring universe has a very successful first outing in its hands with The Lover. It comes off as an organic extension of the franchise and its own brand of horror. Theres a lot to look forward to in each issue knowing just how much is squeezed into one comic. Its quite the horror package and it feels as if it cant wait to show us even more terrible things for our viewing pleasure. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jun 1, 2021

    Garry Brown does a great job with the atmosphere throughout the story and the shadows and empty spaces are brilliantly utilized to ramp up the suspense. Cowan does an awesome job with the art and style of the story. There is a classic horror comic element to the art in this story and it captures the tone and mood of the story perfectly. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jun 1, 2021

    It's a fun first issue for horror fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Jun 16, 2021

    The Conjuring: The Lover is a great complement to the films and further explores this fascinating and horrifying universe. I'm a big fan of the movies, however you don't need to have seen them in order to enjoy this comic. If this is what we can expect from DC Horror, I'm eagerly looking forward to what else the imprint has in store for us. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Kevin Rossi Jun 1, 2021

    The Conjuring: The Lover #1 feels much more than just a movie tie-in. While still acting as a prequel to the upcoming film, this issue stands on its own as an excellent collection of two great horror stories with an added bonus of some fun and classic mail-in "advertisements." Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Nathan Simmons Jun 3, 2021

    DC Horror is off to one hell of a start. This first issue captures the tone of the successful 'Conjuring' films, but is smartly written in a way that is inviting to franchise newcomers. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Patrick Cavanaugh Jun 2, 2021

    While there might not be much to sink your teeth into with this debut issue, it's off to a promising start to both pave the way for the third The Conjuring while also merely being a standalone spooky tale. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    BGCP - Michael Lennox Jun 2, 2021

    Licenced titles can become niche but this will please comic fans and movie franchise fans alike. The main story is a slow burn gradually increasing tension, while the quick second tale leaves a smile as you close the book. 3/5 stars for both stories and artwork, but what do you think? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Carlos R. Jun 1, 2021

    This may be a series that will work far better as a collected edition rather than reading issue to issue, but there's lots to enjoy here and if you're already a fan of the series, you'll definitely get a kick out of this title. Read Full Review

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