Bitter Root: Red Summer Special #1
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Bitter Root: Red Summer Special #1

Writer: David Walker, Chuck Brown Artist: Sanford Greene Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 10, 2019 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 1
9.3Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

The first story arc of BITTER ROOT introduced readers to a family unlike any other. In this special issue, the creators of the critically acclaimed series are joined by a star-studded group of artists for six short stories that explore the history of the Sangerye family. Travel into the past-and to different worlds-to get a special look at a very special family!

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Jul 12, 2019

    Catching up with the past is a cool way to get us ready for the next volume of Bitter Root! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - Brian Wayne Jul 13, 2019

    This title has managed to maintain its momentum of greatness. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Jul 10, 2019

    This is the rare anthology comic that enhances its character instead of padding it, providing some added depth before Bitter Root's second arc. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    On Comics Ground - Aaron Jones Jul 23, 2019

    The Red Summer Special is an appetizer holding you over until the real meal arrives. Six short stories surrounding your favorite characters in the Bitter Root universe reveal some critical moments in their background. Some important questions are answered while more questions develop. It's raw, it's gritty, it's beautiful and horrifying all at once. As a history-buff and an amateur genealogist, the stories connect seamlessly with my own family history during the bitter 1920's in the United States. If you have been reading Bitter Root and want to know more about the backstories of Berg, Blink, Ma Etta, Ford, and Cullen, pick up your copy of the Red Summer Special today! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton Jul 10, 2019

    The Bitter Root Summer Special keeps us satisfied by giving us a collection of short stories that fill in our gaps of information regarding characters and events from the past. It's the perfect bridge between two arcs and it does a lot of work to flesh out some of the questions that we had after the cliffhanger at the end of the last arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Jul 25, 2019

    While I love this collection, I would have been equally satisfied if each of these stories appeared as backups in the main series. The anthology serves to further establish the vast mythos at work, however it's not very accessible to new readers. That being said, if you're even casually interested in this series this offers a good primer as to what to expect, along with a nice variety of impressive artwork. It's like a sampler for you to get psyched for what I hope is a second volume coming soon. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Jul 11, 2019

    Final Verdict: 7.8 " "Bitter Root Red Summer Special" #1 explores short stories relating to the property with ambitious new artistic directions. Read Full Review

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