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Secrets of Sinister House #1

Writer: Paul Dini, Rafael Albuquerque, Rafael Scavone, Bryan Hill, Dan Watters, others Artist: Rafael Albuquerque, Cian Tormey, Jorge Fornes, others Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 9, 2019 Cover Price: $9.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 9
8.5Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

Witness what hides within the Sinister House-the DCU's most horrific secrets and mysteries! Travel alongside Harley Quinn, John Constantine, Detective Chimp, Zatanna, the Atom and others as they face this macabre devastation firsthand! And in the bowels of this dark mansion...we return to the world of the legendary Red Rain to meet once again with the dreaded vampire Batman. Don't miss this year's DC Halloween special-because if you do, it'll haunt you!

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - John Hammond Oct 10, 2019

    I urge anyone who has an affection for the darker side of the DC Universe to pick up Secrets of Sinister House #1. You will NOT be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Connor Casey Oct 9, 2019

    Secrets of Sinister House #1 is an absolute treat for fans of the DC Universe and the horror genre. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Oct 11, 2019

    Overall, this is a fine anthology for the holiday season. I enjoyed it very much. There are two stories that aren't up to snuff but the other ones are really terrific. Well done DC on this issue! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 9, 2019

    Not a weak link in this volume. If you like horror, this may be the best DC anthology yet. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Kate Snchez Dec 31, 1969

    Secrets of Sinister House #1is a must-read for the Halloween season. It's packed with stories that chill and embody the very best of gothic horror, penny dreadfuls, and all the camp can lie in side them. With only one of the eight stories feeling detached, this is a solid anthology.It's solid horror. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 9, 2019

    Hell is for Dreamers – The death of a starlet brings John Constantine to Los Angeles. Her violent murder and need for justice will prompt him to find the answers she seeks and the man who took her life. Unfortunately, the answers he gives her don't satisfy and John will test her resolve to let go and move on in the most dangerous way possible. A great noir thriller style story that makes great use of Constantine as a character. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Nathan Simmons Oct 9, 2019

    For DC fans that like to be spooked, there's something here for every fear. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Christopher Egan Oct 10, 2019

    Final Verdict: 8.0, “Secrets of Sinister House” #1 is a mixed bag of terror and suspense that covers a decent amount of spooky genres that will appeal to all kinds of horror fans Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Oct 31, 2019

    I love that DC has made it a Halloween tradition to release a horror anthology every year. I honestly wish they did more of them instead of just waiting for October. There are other spooky holidays, right? Have you seen Arbor Day? I'm sure Swamp Thing could have a special around there. In any case, Secrets of Sinister House is another solid entry and shows how horror can exist in a world full of super heroes and villains. It's often lurking just beneath the surface, ready to jump out and scare the crap out of you. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Green Lantern Corps - Eric Cahill Oct 9, 2019

    Ultimately a lot is compacted into the story and it feels routine but its exactly the type of thing youre looking for in a project like this. It gets in, gets out and looks good doing it. And at least its not evil space pumpkins. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Michael Escalante Oct 10, 2019

    Secrets of Sinister House #1 is one of the better horror anthologies DC has put out. Many of the stories feature more optimistic endings than the norm, but there are enough outright terrifying pages to satisfy those looking for some frights. There's only one outright dud in the anthology so when it comes to value, it's hard to beat what you get here. If anything else, almost every story features great art making this a feast for the eyes at the bare minimum. Read Full Review

  • 5.9
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Oct 9, 2019

    Another uneven mash-up of stories of varying spookiness. Visually, the book is very strong. Story-wise, less so. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Darkseid24 Oct 9, 2019

    I usually like these kind of specials, but most of the stories in this special are mediocre. The vampire Batman story revisits an old Elseworld, which was written by Doug Moench. However if you have read it, this new story just doesn’t fit well with it. Batman doesn’t act like he did back then. Not to mention, that there isn’t really a story. DC is trying way too hard to make this feel like Halloween, but truth is, just some monsters were put in it. That’s really it. Also most characters, that are in here don’t even have a horror theme like for example The Atom has nothing to do with horror. Neither does Green Lantern. Would have been better, if DC concentrated on characters, which fit with the Halloween theme. Like why for examp more

  • 6.5
    Psycamorean Oct 10, 2019

    As always, anthologies are hit or miss. The standouts for me were the first two stories. Nightmare Mist and The Footsteps of Old Worm. The rest varied from bad to mediocre to just alright.

  • 6.0
    Spacey Medicine Oct 15, 2019

    Some of these were okay! I’m giving extra points for extra spook.

  • 8.0

    Is it bad that I now want a Dan Watters science horror Atom series?

  • 8.0
    Gizmo Oct 28, 2019

    The Justice League Dark story was meh, but I quite enjoy all of the others, making this a strong horror anthology overall.

  • 10
    Greg Hound Oct 2, 2019

  • 8.0
    tonpas1989 Nov 2, 2019

  • 7.0
    pablo Oct 18, 2019

  • 5.0
    Silver Rocket Oct 22, 2019

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