House Amok #1

Writer: Christopher Sebela Artist: Shawn McManus Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: August 29, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 3
8.4Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Ten-year-old fraternal twin Dylan Sandifer and her family have fallen down a rabbit hole full of secret implants, conspiracy theories, Mandela effects, extradimensional invaders, and organ thieves. As the attacks against them intensify, the Sandifers light out on a cross-country search for answers and salvation, blazing a bloody path of torture,  arson and murder.  Can young Dylan save her family from these delusions... or is this ornate conspiracy actually true?
"The Sandifers are experiencing a mental condition known as folie a deux, a shared madness that will drive them to kidnap and torture strangers, burn down sec more

  • 10
    Geek-O-Rama - Marie Sep 3, 2018

    If you enjoy reading about conspiracy theories, adventure, horror, and wonder if reality isn't always what it seems, House Amok will keep your interest. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Nathan Koffler Aug 29, 2018

    This first issue of House Amok is strong and full of content that is beautiful and captivating. The story and the artwork are both very original and they work together to produce a creepy and exciting debut issue. I am eager to see where this team takes this series because I believe that this solid first issue is a sign that it is going to stay this entertaining. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Aug 27, 2018

    An excellent first issue that will have you on the edge of your seat. A fantastic blending of psychological and supernatural horror. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Aug 28, 2018

    House Amok is a comic so rich and immersive that its ending will ambush you, leaving you demanding the second issue. It's a childhood horror story that raises questions about fears, realities, innocence, and shared delusions. It is, quite simply, yet another must-read title from IDW's Black Crown. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones Aug 2, 2018

    House Amok is a blood-red carousel ride, a whirling vision of madness that pushes Black Crown even further into its astounding second phase. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Aug 29, 2018

    The characters in House Amok, dance on the line that separates fact from fiction, and although they're leaning more toward the fiction side of things, this one could go either way.House Amok #1is a strange but impressive issue packed with mystery and excitement. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Aug 28, 2018

    Still, House Amok is not just another strong outing from Sebela, but also in a way feels like a settling of the Black Crown line as a whole. Whereas the imprint’s first books leaned heavily on spectacle and esoteric concepts, House Amok feels like the most human story of the production line, even if its general structure might be a little too ambiguous. There’s a lot to like about this most unorthodox of families, and it will be a real treat to see where the Sandifers’ delusions might take them moving forward. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Sep 3, 2018

    House Amok is a disturbing look at a family gone off the rails. It's these five individuals against the world, but the monsters they're seeing may not be real. This adds a layer of mystery that will keep you on your toes. The entire Sandifer clan is a wild card...a violent, dangerous wild card. I can only imagine what family game night must be like for them. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Aug 29, 2018

    It's an engrossing start for this miniseries, one that will leave horror fans unable to look away. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Mark Scott Sep 4, 2018

    As I said above, I think, based on this first issue, that objectively Sebela has written a really interesting story, to the point where I'll definitely be looking out for the rest of the series. But for me, I do think it would be greatly improved if this felt like more of his own story instead of repeatedly using homage as a prop. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Aug 31, 2018

    House Amok #1 is a strange and intriguing addition to the Black Crown lineup. Christopher Sebela is putting together a surrealist family drama with breadcrumb hints as to what is going on. I want to know the mystery of it all, but I cant stay engaged if #2 is as droll and expansive with the narration, telling far more than showing, like this one. I can tentatively recommend it because there are a lot of peculiar and intriguing things going on, and the character relationships have been well built and have the potential to be interesting. Just be prepared for a lot of dry narration. Read Full Review

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