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Bog Bodies OGN

Writer: Declan Shalvey Artist: Gavin Fullerton, Nalty Rebecca Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: May 20, 2020 Cover Price: $12.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 4
8.5Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

An Irish gangster on the run after a job gone wrong stumbles upon a young woman lost in the Dublin mountains. Injured and unarmed, the unlikely pair must try to evade their pursuers and survive the desolate bog that has served as a burial ground for unspeakable murder throughout history.

DECLAN SHALVEY (INJECTION, SAVAGE TOWN) and GAVIN FULLERTON (Bags) deliver a cold and poignant story of crime, survival, and regret.

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Felix Mar 27, 2020

    Overall, I loved Bog Bodies. Well done by the entire creative team. It was a suspenseful tale about regret and trying too late do something right. It is a raw emotional story with great pacing and art throughout. When I finished reading it the word that came to mind, was "eerie." It sent a chill up my spine. It is one of the best graphic novels I have read in a long time Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jul 3, 2020

    This is an excellent graphic novel and a hell of a good reading experience. The creative team did a top notch job here for sure. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Vishal Gullapalli May 19, 2020

    Bog Bodies is a moody, scary book that feels incredibly fresh in how it evokes these feelings. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comic Watch - Mike Eakins Jun 9, 2020

    Bog Bodies is raw, spooky, and damn good. Declan Shalvey is one hell of a talent on both sides of the comic book, and Bog Bodies is absolute proof. Reading Bog Bodies has also introduced me to a couple of great talents in Gavin Fullerton and Rebecca Nalty. This book and its creative team are an absolute treasure! Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Mar 21, 2020

    A wholly original and unforgettable take on small-scale crime and its haunting effects. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Carlos R. Apr 29, 2020

    I cannot praise the art in this book enough, the whole team coordinates to deliver an emotionally charged tale. Bog Bodies is an incredible read that you should definitely pick up if you're a fan of crime stories. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Scott Cederlund Jun 3, 2020

    Fullerton's quick, gestural lines infuse an immediacy in this book, capturing the danger that Killian and Neev are facing while on the run for their lives. The art in this book highlights the impending danger of this story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Joe Bones May 19, 2020

    Shalvey weaves together a poignant crime thriller. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Christopher Egan Apr 2, 2020

    A dark and beautiful survival horror story set within a harrowing crime drama. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Mar 4, 2020

    Overall, Bog Bodies delivers a powerful story of regret and failure in the context of a crime gone wrong and an Irish mob that offers no mercy for mistakes. And it isn’t until you get to the very end of this story that you come to realize the subtle ways in which this creative pushes the boundaries of the genre and offers something a little more different than what one might have originally expected from the start. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Adam Brown Mar 10, 2020

    Bog Bodies is a cracking horror story that doesnt resort to jump scares. Instead, the ghosts and boogeymen are memories and violence. This came out of nowhere for me like one of those Netflix or Amazon recommendations where you have no idea what youre in for but end up desperate to share with all your odd mates. Prepare yourself for this, and remember, its just a comic Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder May 19, 2020

    I like the fact that it's unlike anything else that I've ever read. I like the fact that it's grounded, detailed, and gritty. And during a time when I'm a little overeager to race to the end, I like the fact that Bog Bodies encouraged me to slow down and simmer in the fates of the quartet. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett May 29, 2020

    It's the surprising depth of this slim volume that makes it easy to recommend. Readers seeking out crime comics will certainly find plenty to love in this story's sudden violence and relatively realistic approach to terrible acts. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Impulse Gamer - Sandro Falce Apr 5, 2020

    There isn't much else to say here without spoiling it, but if you're a fan of crime thrillers, perhaps even neo-noir, this is a title you'll have a lot of fun with. The plot may be a bit familiar, the characters aren't particularly deep, but that all works in the book's favour and help deliver a tight thrill-ride. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Crusaders - Lucas Fashina May 6, 2020

    Bog Bodies is a harsh story, and vigorous, and sturdy. It scorns the common trope of redemption through evidence of weakness. There are plenty of twists nothing of sham or hypocrisy in it. It is what it is, without apology." Read Full Review

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