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Diablo House #1

Writer: Ted Adams Artist: Santiperez Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: July 5, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 1
6.9Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

Located along the sleepy coastal town of La Jolla, California, Diablo House lets you make your dreams come true - if you dare. Surf-bum and Diablo House host, Riley, takes us into his home and shares the stories of the people who let their desire come at the cost of all else. Inspired by the classic horror comics of the past!

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Mexi Gremillion Jul 5, 2017

    If you like old-school horror tales, I definitely recommend this comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    SnapPow.com - Harrison Rawdin Jul 6, 2017

    Diablo House #1 is that rare first outing that absolutely earns praise while leaving its audience begging for more. It's something you can just grab from your local shop and run with, so by all means throw it in your buy pile and enjoy a horrifyingly awesome goo time with occupants trapped in this dark place located in sunny California. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Eric Cline Mar 13, 2017

    Diablo House #1 is a strong start for the title. The host character and the concept behind the series show great promise, with the potential for a large variety of horror tales yet to come. The writing, line art, and colors all work in tandem with one another to fully realize ideas into well-executed realities. If you're a horror fan, or even just a fan of character-driven dramas, this book is well worth your time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Christopher Amundson Jul 4, 2017

    All in all, this was a solid book to read. I really hope they continue with this line, as I think there are tons of different stories to capitalize on. With politics being as bad as they are today, this would be a very simple thing to capitalize on. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Manolo Jul 13, 2017

    Diablo House is a great start to what could become this generations Tales from the Crypt. However, what made that title special was the publishers desire to push the boundaries of social commentary. If given the flexibility to do so, the creative team seems well suited for elevating this title to similar heights. Especially, considering our current socio-economic climate. I for one am interested in seeing where they go in issue #2 (Sep 17). Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Corps - Shani Gohar Jun 27, 2018

    Diablo House drew me in with a promising premise and kept me invested with spurs of brilliance. The visuals elevated the series as a whole, but there were elements of the story that just left me wanting more. For these reasons I am giving this book a 7/10. I would love to see more of this team in the future. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Jul 5, 2017

    Overall Diablo House if a fun interesting throwback to horror comic anthology series of the 1950's, the story and art are not going to “wow” the reader, but it offers a nice short escape into this crazy world. We get a “nice” story about greed that obviously does not end well and we learn what topping not to order on our pizza when visiting the Diablo House. If you like horror comics are are looking for something that will be different from anything else you read this week then pick up Diablo House #1, but beware this is definitely not approved by the Comics Code Authority, so reader beware! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Mar 14, 2017

    Diablo House is a by-the-numbers horror anthology with a promising premise that falters in this opening tale. If the story were tied to the house in even a tangential way, it would have resonated a lot more. It's worth checking out for Santiprez's artwork though. This is an artist to watch, as he is delivering some amazing work here. Plus, if you pick this up through the Humble Bundle, you're helping out charity in the form of Traveling Stories and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and you get over $400 worth of comics for a minimum of $25. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Ben Snyder Jul 5, 2017

    While it does seem like I ranted about how poor Diablo House #1 was, I want it to be clear that I am more so disappointed at what could have been. Twilight Zone is one of my favorite shows of all time and I desperately hoped this could exist in the same vein as it. However, there are some series pitfalls in this issue that need to be dealt with if Diablo House wants more visitors. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Multiversity Comics - Christopher Lewis Jul 10, 2017

    A really bad attempt at a horror comic. Read Full Review

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