Spectregraph #1
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Spectregraph #1

Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: Christian Ward Publisher: DSTLRY Release Date: April 24, 2024 Cover Price: $8.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 11
9.4Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

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NEW SERIES DEBUT from DSTLRY! Modern masters JAMES TYNION IV and CHRISTIAN WARD join forces to bring you their next horror classic. A ghost story steeped in the decay of a century of capitalism.

For years, the mansion has sat strangely, nestled into the coastline just a short drive north of Los Angeles. Rumors have haunted the place for years. Its owner a titan of American industry, with a strange fascination in the occult and the paranormal. For decades, the richest men and women in the country have whispered to each other, trying to understand what he was building alone in that mansion for all those years. And now finally, with his more

  • 10
    Capes & Tights - Justin Soderberg Apr 22, 2024

    If you are a fan of James Tynion IV's other books such as Something is Killing the Children or The Nice House on the Lake, then Spectregraph is a must-read. Christian Ward's artwork perfectly illustrates the script Tynion is tell, while Aditya Bidikar‘s lettering adds another amazing layer to the story, making for a complete reading experience. The eerie and uneasiness you feel in the debut issue makes you want to read with the lights on and your back to the wall. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Pastrami Nation - Nolan Smith May 26, 2024

    Spectregraph #1 is a fantstic debut, offering a glimpse into what promises to be an intriguing series. DSTLRY presents it in a visually stunning format that does justice to both the story and the artwork. I highly recommend visiting your local comic shop to pick up the first issue and adding Spectregraph to your pull list. This series is undoubtedly on the path to greatness. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Multiversity Comics - Elias Rosner Apr 30, 2024

    This is what A-tier comics, and A-tier horror comics, look like folks. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Watch - Anthony Bergamini Apr 23, 2024

    Spectregraph #1 is a fantastic, character driven horror tale from some of the greatest minds in comics today. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerd Initiative - Ken M. Apr 24, 2024

    Mixing in true horror elements with human emotion, Spectregraph #1 leaves readers with a tremendous starting point for a bigger story. Tynion weaves in flawed characters in between a growing plot with superb writing. Ward adds in impressive visuals that bend reality into a haunting experience for the reader. It's a debut that will have many fans talking at the comic shops when they pick this up. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBook.com - Evan Valentine Apr 24, 2024

    Taking the chance to release a new series at comics' hottest new publisher DSTLRY, Spectregraph #1 features the horror writer as his scariest and most disturbing depths to date. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Pages and Panels - Seth A. Romo Apr 22, 2024

    For newcomers to DSTLRY comics, this title offers a memorable entry point, contributing to the publisher's impressive library. While it may not deliver conventional haunts and terrors, 'Spectregraph #1' is a story worth experiencing, and will leave readers eager for what lies ahead. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Bigpoppa393 May 23, 2024

    really digging this

  • 10
    SinceAge7 Apr 29, 2024

    Here we go down the hole......

  • 9.0
    DDJamesB May 12, 2024

    Gives off the vibe of Archive 81 on Netflix. It's a good opening issue. Doesn't give a lot away, which normally isn't my favorite, but it did a really good job of making me invested.

  • 9.0
    motorik Apr 24, 2024

    Tynion's works outside of Batman are routinely superb.

    I'm sure the ultra-conservative comics nutjobs on here won't approve.

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  • 7.5
    AmericanHealthcare May 12, 2024

    It's completely fine, but for 9 bucks? This would be solid for 4 or even 5 as a normal sized book, but 8.99 is bananas, especially with how much filler dialogue you get in Tynion books.

  • 7.0
    derbycomics Apr 26, 2024

    Spectregraph #1, previously teased in DSTLRY's THE DEVIL'S CUT last year, presents an intriguing concept that feels reminiscent of Tynion's past sci-fi horror stories, a mix of Department of Truth, W0RLDTR33, Nice House at the End of the Lake, & SIKTC. While it didn't immediately capture my attention as some of these other works of his, this first issue hints at a rich narrative with much to be uncovered.

    Part of the reason I couldn't get into this fully is that I wasn't immediately invested in the characters introduced. Janie, the main character, makes some VERY questionable choices that physically made me angry and, while it may be my privilege showing, are choices I don't think anyone would make. Val, the other prominent chara more

  • 4.0
    Reader86 May 4, 2024

    The writing is atrocious. You follow a phone call for 40 pages, and the characterization it accomplishes by then could've been done in less than half of that space without the pain. Artwork is self-indulgent, forgoing comic book conventions to go its own way in a scraggly and unattractive manner. The plot itself doesn't seem too bad, but the dialogue smothers it in the crib.

  • 10
    Happywifelife May 9, 2024

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