Dark Spaces: Wildfire #1

Writer: Scott Snyder Artist: Hayden Sherman Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: July 20, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 8
8.9Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

Six weeks into the slow burn of the historic Arroyo Fire, a crew of women from an inmate firefighting program are risking everything on the frontlines when their newest recruit - a white-collar convict with a deep network of shady dealers - discovers they're mere miles from her crooked former associate's mansion. When she proposes a plan to abandon their duties and hunt for riches under cover of smoke and ash, the team must decide if they're ready to jeopardize their one sure path back to normalcy for a shot at a score that would change their lives... But is this a flicker of fortune or a deadly trap? Scott Snyder and breakout artist Hayden S more

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Dustin Gebel Jul 19, 2022

    Dark Spaces: Wildfire #1 is a creative height for the entire team, breathing new life into Snyders scripts while giving Shermans art the chance to burn up the page. Joined by Pattisons captivating color palettes, this book is to use a term from the youths straight fire (Ill stand by that pun until the last embers). Theres a clear spark thats been lit in the creators of this series, and itll be enthralling to see where that flame burns and takes them, burning through genre and story while captivating with lush art. This is a book that should be seared into your pull-list, if for nothing else than the gorgeous art and stunning colors, but a nice, warm subversion of genre doesnt hurt. Its also a signal flare to put IDWs new slate of original titles on your radar. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jul 4, 2022

    Dark Spaces: Wildfire #1 releases on July 20, 2022. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Jul 20, 2022

    Dark Spaces: Wildfire #1 is an eye-catching and evocative debut. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 20, 2022

    Sherman delivers some wonderful art in the issue. The style works really well with the characters and environments the story is conveying. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Multiversity Comics - Kobi Bordoley Jul 22, 2022

    Smoldering and fierce, this is a revelatory entry into the heist genre that any serious comics enjoyer should pick up. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jul 19, 2022

    Like all classic heist thrillers, a sense of temptation and danger fills every scene. We know this isn't going to end wellwe can basically guarantee it, given the narrationbut we can't help but root for these underdogs. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Horror DNA - Joel Harley Jul 19, 2022

    This is a startling and exciting debut issue, giving little away, but heaping on enough intrigue and foreshadowing to ensure that readers will be back for more, even as Ma and her team jump headfirst from the frying pan into the fire - or should that be the other way around? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lotusland Comics - Hank Rea Jul 22, 2022

    'Dark Spaces: Wildfire' #1 is an exciting and unconventional heist story featuring empathetic characters caught in a desperate situation. IDW's foray into original comics is off to a great start as Snyder and Sherman establish something special with 'Wildfire.' A stunningly illustrated issue and a story of exploited firefighters in the bowels of a raging wildfire looking for a life-changing score is the perfect debut issue for creators at the top of their game.  Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Jul 8, 2022

    A slow burn of a first issue, no pun intended, which takes its time establishing this intriguing cast of characters before the real meat of the story gets going in the final pages. Snyder, Sherman and Pattison do a stellar job of gradually ramping up the tension of what promises to be a thrilling pressure cooker of a heist that I simply cant recommend highly enough. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Jul 20, 2022

    Away from the world of Gotham and the Justice League, Snyder has a reputation of delivering fantastic work. Without the pressures of working on a cross media icon, and being free to tell hisstory, I am sure that this book will be another blaze of glory for him. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Steve J. Ray May 18, 2023

    Dark Spaces: Wildfire is a fantastic piece of work. I fell in love with these characters and would love to read more about them. Yes, this story is completely self-contained, and you don't need to read anything before or after it, although I'm sure you'll want to. There's scope for a follow-up too, and I'd love to meet all these ladies again. That's the sign of a story well told. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Jul 18, 2022

    A unique tale for comics to tackle, Snyder and Sherman's Dark Spaces: Wildfire #1 is a deeply compelling comic from the perspective of people used and forgotten by society. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jul 20, 2022

    Dark Spaces: Wildfire #1 is a hell of a start with amazing art and a very unique concept. It shows off Snyder's talents as he moves away from the fantastical and horror to a more grounded story. His framing of the story and issue are top notch and mixed with art that will blow you away, this is a hell of a start and an issue that's a must get. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Sequential Planet - Marcus Orchard Jul 11, 2022

    Dark Spaces: Wildfire #1 takes an intriguing concept and sets the stage for a neat and likely tragic heist. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    COMICON - Olly MacNamee Jul 12, 2022

    A group of female firefighter, and proven criminals, hatch a plan. A plan that seems to have ended badly, based on the evidence shared in the opening pages. In ‘Dark Spaces: Wildfire' #1 we get to meet a crew of convicts ready to chance everything for one big score. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jul 23, 2022

    Really good start to a new heist comic, laying out all the groundwork perfectly with some truly immersive artwork. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AIPT - Chris Coplan Jul 19, 2022

    As writer Scott Snyder tries his hand at the heist genre, the first issue feels a little lukewarm in its character development and overall commitment -- even as the artwork sizzles. Read Full Review

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