Silent Hill: Downpour - Anne's Story #1

Silent Hill: Downpour - Anne's Story #1

Writer: Tom Waltz Artist: Tristan Jones Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: September 3, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9
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IDW returns to Konami's horror masterpiece! In the 2012 hit video game Silent Hill Downpour, players were introduced to Anne Marie Cunningham, the enigmatic prison officer bent on bloody revenge against the game's main protagonist, Murphy Pendleton. Now, at last, fans can learn what horrors Anne faced during her fateful journey through Silent Hill's fog-shrouded streets... and what led her to the terrifyingly cursed town in the first place.  Written by Tom Waltz (writer of Silent Hill: Sinner's Reward, Silent Hill: Past Life and the Silent Hill Downpour video game), with artwork by Tristan Jones (Ghostbusters, Hoax Hunters).

  • 9.0
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Sep 3, 2014

    I highly recommend this comic, especially for fans of the horror genre or anyone looking for a tense read. I had a lot of fun going through it and can't wait to see the next installment. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Sep 3, 2014

    Silent Hill Downpour: Anne's Story #1 is a sturdy start to a mini-series that feels engaging. It can be said that it dances a line between confusion and revelation but this journey comes highly recommended nonetheless. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - F-O-R-R-E-S-T Sep 3, 2014

    If you think you can handle it, peer into the heart of Silent Hill as it's contained in this issue, you won't be dissapointed. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Sep 2, 2014

    Silent Hill Downpour: Anne's Story #1 is a great comic for fans of the game who want a little bit more. It does a great job adding to the experience, filling in backstory and having some terrific art. However, if you are not a fan of this game or have not played, you should stay clear. It's definitely not for you guys and girls. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 3, 2014

    But while this comic feels authentically Silent Hill-y, the story isn't necessarily gripping enough to justify the mini-series treatment. While it's nice to see glimpses into Anne's past, on the whole this first issue doesn't add much of substance to Downpour's storyline. Maybe that will change in subsequent chapters, but Anne's Story just doesn't come across as terribly vital or necessary. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Stuart Addison Sep 4, 2014

    While the first issue has a lot of setup to do, this is a great-looking horror comic with a lot of potential. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Hazel Hay Sep 2, 2014

    I love the whole look and feel of the Silent Hill franchises – they are genuinely scary and unsettling. Once Mr H scared himself silly playing the game and couldnt bear to take himself up the stairs to bed so slept on the sofa – and thats the secret to the success of Silent Hill. Visions, fog, murderous danger and uncertainty make for genuine scares. The artwork doesnt allow for sure-footing either as you walk around the fog of Silent Hill; dark, shadowy, ethereal watercolours, reminiscent of the work of Ben Templesmith. Its just not fair – we dont stand a chance. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Kevin Beckham Sep 8, 2014

    Regardless, Silent Hill: Downpour: Anne's Story is a hard book to review for me because I am a fan of the franchise. As a fan I already had an investment to Anne and her story. So I do like the book. On the other side of coin if you're new to the franchise or just "kind of heard about it" this title doesn't have the draw to bring new eyes to it. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Project-Nerd - Shawn Vogt Mar 15, 2015

    Overall, this release merits a pass. While the art and coloring stands up to scrutiny (despite minor flaws), the initial storyline lacks any thrills, is willfully obtuse, and comes off as extremely two-dimensional. Lacking both depth and breadth, characterization and nuance, the core audience that this is directed towards are rabid fans of the original game. IDW's choice to release a game tie-in at this juncture is puzzling, especially since this is an older game, and they would have been better served by releasing more original stories set in the Silent Hill universe. A disappointing release from a publisher that I usually trust. Read Full Review

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