Mountainhead #1

Writer: John Lees Artist: Ryan Lee Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: August 28, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 5
8.3Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

Abraham Stubbs and his father Noah roam America in a nomadic existence. Convinced they are being pursued by sinister government forces, Noah has them living off the grid, burgling houses to survive. Elsewhere, on Mount Rector, the lone survivor of a climbing expedition staggers homeward, covered in blood. Both are on an inevitable collision course with the picturesque Canadian resort town of Braeriach. From writer John Lees (Sink) and artist Ryan Lee (Archer & Armstrong), featuring colors from Doug Garbark and letters from Shawn Lee.

An exciting psychological thriller and horror story, all in one!

  • 10
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Sep 12, 2019

    There's a lot to take in during the first half of Mountainhead #1, then the series takes a sudden twist that changes everything. This really elevates the overall story and pulls you in even deeper. It also creates a fascinating character study with Abraham as his world is turned upside down. What is abundantly clear is how rock solid this debut is. The creative team is firing on all cylinders, delivering a pitch-perfect comic. It's shrouded in mystery and intrigue and I can't wait to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Sirens of Sequentials - CJ Pendragon Aug 15, 2019

    Something is happening up on the mountain and it's headed towards the idyllic town Abraham is living in. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Mateo Guerrero Aug 29, 2019

    Mountainhead #1 launches the 5-part series at an astronomical rate. A tale of family, lies, and the secrets that lie high up in the mountains, Mountainhead #1 just shot up to the top of my pull list. Now repeat after me. Don't slow down. Don't get comfortable. Don't think you're safe. Be ready to buy this comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Aug 28, 2019

    With an air of unease thick enough to cut through, Mountainhead #1 offers readers a thrilling introduction to what promises to be an unforgettable horror series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Jul 6, 2019

    An interesting taking on family dysfunction that is wrapped up in a an exciting psychological thriller and horror story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Mark Scott Jun 20, 2019

    Buy this book. No ifs, ands or buts. Buy it! I caught a lot of buzz about this book over the last few weeks and while the reality rarely lives up to the hype, Im delighted to say that on this occasion it really does! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - James Wright Jul 16, 2019

    All in all, Mountainhead #1 is off to a great start. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Aug 27, 2019

    An intriguing new series that plays around with a child's perspective in a chaotic and crazy world made further uneasy by an unhinged upbringing. It's the kind of horror that focuses its lens on growing up in a world that doesn't make sense. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Doom Rocket - Clyde Hall Sep 3, 2019

    The path Abraham's on is never more uncertain than at issue's end. It's a notable way to pace the story presented so far. Lees will also leave you pondering how much of ourselves we've invested in defining our identity, and how much we've lazily allowed our possessions to fill in the blanks. The examination makes Mountainhead #1 a worthy addition to comics without capes and it earns our attention. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Sequential Planet - Chelsea Weaver Smith Aug 30, 2019

    John Lees and Ryan Lee create a gritty, fast-paced story of horror and mystery set in Braeriach, British Columbia. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Darryll Robson Aug 29, 2019

    Mountainhead comes out firing on all cylinders but loses pace halfway through. Strong elements lead you through to the end but don't cover up the cracks in the narrative. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Christian Hoffer Aug 28, 2019

    The first issue is intriguing, but it's too early to say whether this will be a great horror series or one that relies on gore and unsettling visuals. Read Full Review

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