PumpkinHead #1

Writer: Cullen Bunn Artist: Blacky Shepherd Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: February 21, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 2
8.2Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

"For each of Man's evils, a special demon exists." For thirty years, the demon of vengeance has been still, its corpse buried in a pumpkin patch graveyard in the hills. But when a reckless driver accidentally kills a pair of children, the creature is called up once more. This time, though, the monster's intended target is protected by a cruel backwoods crime family. They hatch their own supernatural plans for dealing with Pumpkinhead. For each of man's sins, a special demon exists, and when seven infernal creatures roam the hills and the hollows, no one - guilty or otherwise - is safe.

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - Tom Guilfoyle Feb 12, 2018

    Pumpkinhead issue 1 is a fantastically eerie horror with fantastic writing and unnerving art. Cullen is a master of horror when it comes to comics. Shepherd and Ribeiro are a perfect combination. This is perfect for any horror fan even if you're not familiar with the source material. Dynamite have another hit on their hands. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Mar 13, 2018

    Why don't ya set a spell with this book? ‘Cause goin' out in the night, ‘specially tonight, could be dangerous. This captures the best elements of the films while charting its own horrific path of vengeance. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    We Talk Podcasts - Brett Monro Feb 21, 2018

    This seriously creepy feeling serves the story well and draws you in, though I won't spoil it for you here. Just so you don't think this is a perfect book, a criticism would be the dialog. It doesn't quite hit home, but it's far from a deal-breaker. A highlight of my week, and I'm looking forward to more (I've looked ahead and things are going to get real wild, real soon). Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Gregory Smith Feb 26, 2018

    Pumpkinhead isn't just for the fans of the movies. It develops a world that stays true to the mythos while ushering in a contemporary story that will appeal to a variety of readers. Bunn's text and Shepherd's art do not operate in the cinematic scope of a blockbuster. They build claustrophobic scenes confined to the panels of a comic. This both complements and homages the Pumpkinhead universe. While I don't judge a series on the first issue, the creators have a plan, and they have succeeded in laying a solid foundation for a good monster story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Feb 27, 2018

    Pumpkinhead #1 is a fantastic opening for this miniseries of murder, vengeance, and demons. The story and players are set up well. The pacing is brisk, and the dialogue is very solid. This one gets a recommendation. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Feb 20, 2018

    Dread and terror infect even the most mundane conversations. As much as the Sheriff hopes to resolve things in a conventional way, it is clear that that will never be possible.Pumpkinhead #1 is agreat beginning to a vengeance fable about all too real modern evils and the lengths that ordinary people might go to in order to see justice served. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Bryan Spaulding Feb 21, 2018

    Horror comics have really exploded to the front of the stage for me recently. With modern masters like Bunn working in the field, it's easy to be a fan. Aficionados of supernatural or horror titles should really give this book a chance. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Horror DNA - Angry Scholar Feb 27, 2018

    The comic promises to flesh out the rather threadbare narrative of the film, and I'm interested to see how Bunn and company decide to accomplish this. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Comic Watch - Wally Monk Feb 12, 2018

    There are three variant covers for this comic. Cover (A) is by Kelley Jones; (B) is a photo cover and (C) is by Ken Haeser. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nathan Koffler Feb 27, 2018

    Overall, my high expectations were not met, but I'm not completely deflated. I have hope that even starting in the next issue, that I will be much more engaged and entertained. Pumpkinhead has a lot of potential, so I would love to see this team take this legend and make the comic book tie-in that this franchise deserves. Read Full Review

  • 5.7
    Multiversity Comics - Reed Hinckley-Barnes Feb 22, 2018

    "Pumpkinhead" #1 doesn't do enough to pull in readers, and the artwork ends up being a bit too inconsistent. Read Full Review

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