Dead Seas #1

Writer: Cavan Scott Artist: Nick Brokenshire Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: December 21, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 1
8.8Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Ghosts are real and dangerous. But they're also valuable, their ectoplasm capable of curing countless diseases. There's only one problem: harvesting the wonder drug can be just as deadly. Prisoner Gus Ortiz is willing to take the risk in return for a reduced sentence-anything to see his daughter again. All it will take is a few months at sea scraping ectoplasm off the walls of the Perdition, a floating prison containing the most vicious ghosts on Earth. Surrounded by dark waters, Gus soon realizes that angry spirits are the least of his worries. The Poseidon Adventure meets The Haunting of Hill House in this supernatural thrille more

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Dec 21, 2022

    Dead Seas #1does everything one could ask it to. It crafts a compelling narrative and populates it with characters that leave you wanting to learn about them as much as the story itself while bringing these elements to life with a strong visual presentation. If Scott and company can keep this level of quality going, this series is likely to be one of the early hits of 2023. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Dec 6, 2022

    Horror fans will find a lot to like about Dead Seas #1. Fans of Cavan Scott and Nick Brokenshire's work on various Star Wars books would also do well to check it out. Dead Seas is a lively read! Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Dec 27, 2022

    OverallA really strong first issue that does a fantastic job of setting up the world in which Ghosts have become as common a problem to society as rats. I look forward to seeing where this goes in future issues. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Dec 21, 2022

    Dead Seas is an intriguing start to a world where ghosts are real, and someone uses prisoners to profit from them. Relatable in a world where for-profit prisons are putting prisoners in danger, the science fiction element and deep character work play out in an exciting and intriguing story. Intelligent, creepy, and well-told, you will be fascinated with Dead Seas. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Ricardo Denis Dec 8, 2022

    This complaint, however, does little to detract from this impressive and refreshing horror series debut. The promise of things to come is more than enough to warrant attention and further reading. It's hard not to love stories that tinker with traditions and expectations within genre to arrive at something new. Dead Seas falls squarely on that category and I can't wait to see what horrors await us in Perdition. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lotusland Comics - Hank Rea Dec 21, 2022

    'Dead Seas' is a winning new series because Scott and Brokenshire clearly love the horror genre and their reinvention of tropes creates a fresh and exciting new playground to thrill readers. You'll be immediately invested and hanging on every panel awaiting for the next jump scare to occur. Issue one sets the bar high for what's to come but if you're a fan of old-fashioned supernatural horror stories you won't be disappointed with 'Dead Seas.'  Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Dec 21, 2022

    Brokenshire delivers some great art in the issue. I really enjoyed the visual style as well as the look of the ghosts. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Spencer Perry Dec 21, 2022

    There's a lot to like about Dead Seas, especially in Brokenshire's artwork, and after getting over the initial humps that arise with some clumsy first-issue exposition it proves to be a clever read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Capes & Tights - Justin Soderberg Oct 12, 2023

    As the story progresses, everything seems to go wrong. Gus and his fellow prisoners are constantly facing danger and unforeseen obstacles, coming up with creative solutions to stay alive and achieve their goals. There are twists and turns aplenty, with the plot constantly pushing forward and keeping you on the edge of your seat. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Nov 4, 2022

    While it's certainly using a lot of established tropes, there are more than enough fun ideas and snappy artwork here to make this a comic that's well worth a look. IDW are churning out a ton of top quality creator-owned books, and Dead Seas has the potential to be right near the top of that list as it progresses. Read Full Review

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