Scarenthood #1

Writer: Nick Roche Artist: Nick Roche Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: November 4, 2020 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 4
7.9Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

TO-DO LIST: Drop kids at preschool/ Grab coffee with other parents/ Go ghost-hunting in woods/ Fight demonic entity/ Collect kids/ Naptime.
  
With their kids away on a field trip, a group of parents disturbs an ancient evil buried beneath the old Church Hall, unearthing a decades-old mystery about a missing child, and inviting something... hungry into their lives. Suddenly, their mornings go from playdates and peanut allergies, to a battle for the souls of one broken family?-and one child in particular.
  
What scares you the most: fighting demons, or letting your kids down? Nick Roche (Transformers: The Wr more

  • 9.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Anthony Composto Oct 3, 2020

    A terrifying delight, and the must-read new comic for this Halloween season. Horror is a genre bogged down with tropes, but SCARENTHOOD feels fresh and original. Roche, O'Halloran, and Lee are firing on all cylinders here, and they breathed new life into one of comics' toughest genres. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Nov 15, 2020

    Scarenthood works on several levels, but what makes it really stand out is how real the scares are. It hits on genuine fears that every parent has had and then adds a supernatural mystery to the mix to turn it right up to eleven. It's a visceral horror that cuts deep. Do not miss this comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Nov 4, 2020

    Scarenthood #1 delivers on the ambitious horror-comedy concept with effortless ease! The unlikely duo of candid humor and chilling terror have resulted in one of the freshest and most engaging #1's I've read all year, and has me hooked for the rest of this miniseries. The combined efforts of Roche, O'Halloran and Lee have created a truly unique book perfect for horror fans but equally engaging for those who are new to the genre, with a refreshing Irish spin that energizes the cast with remarkable humanity. Don't let the slightly higher price tag scare you away, as this is one new series that is all treat, no tricks! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    COMICON - Brendan M. Allen Nov 6, 2020

    With their kids away on a field trip, a group of parents disturbs an ancient evil buried beneath the old Church Hall, unearthing a decades-old mystery about a missing child, and inviting something" hungry into their lives. Suddenly, their mornings go from playdates and peanut allergies, to a battle for the souls of one broken family"and one child in particular. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bookcase - T.W. Worn Nov 11, 2020

    Scarenthood delivers some good old-fashioned horror comic with a perfect new school twist. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Nov 4, 2020

    The only real little hiccup is that the book does take a bit to get to its first scare, but really, for a series debut, you've got a solid plot, engaging story, and the promise of serious scares. It's a good one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerdly - Dean Fuller Nov 12, 2020

    After reading this, that same small group of parents that always huddle in the corner of the playground every day suddenly makes sense. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Doom Rocket - Clyde Hall Oct 26, 2020

    One striking image, a small Madonna encircled by a bramble of thorns, becomes a fitting centerpiece for sinister doings, not the stuff of jump-scares or hockey masks. It's an exploration of fear and foreboding as four parents unite in solving a supernatural mystery while entwined by the prickly challenges of parenthood. Now that is scary. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Ronnie Gorham Nov 15, 2020

    Scarenthood #1 stumbles a bit in terms of writing, but delivers a lot of fun in the illustrations. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Bleeding Cool - Theo Dwyer Nov 12, 2020

    A strange new horror comic by Nick Roche that creates well-defined, but not entirely likable characters. Read Full Review

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