Cannibal #1

Writer: Brian Buccellato, Jennifer Young Artist: Matias Bergara Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: October 5, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 8
7.9Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

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From New York Times bestselling writer BRIAN BUCCELLATO & JENNIFER YOUNG, CANNIBAL is about the denizens of a small Everglades town desperately trying to hold onto their everyday lives at the dawn of a cannibal pandemic. With no cure in sight, the region has become split over what to do with the victims, though for Cash and Grady Hansen the answer is simple: Kill them. But all of that changes when the virus begins to infect people they love.

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Erik Goodrich Oct 4, 2016

    Cannibal has a lot of promise. The first issue wasn't shy on blood, and introduces plenty of believable characters. It has roots as a horror story for obvious reasons. However, it's in no way a jump scare sort of horror. Out of all of the new titles coming out this year, Cannibalmight have me the most excited. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Slackjaw Punks - Iron Squid Oct 5, 2016

    I will flat out say Cannibal is by far the most interesting zombie series I have read in a very long time. I'll be putting this series on my pull list and following it closely and I recommend it to anyone who is looking for a bone chilling series to sink their teeth into, for this Halloween season! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Oct 7, 2016

    Although I made comparisons to zombies throughout this review, understand that Cannibal is far more terrifying than that tired genre.  It's almost akin to the werewolf in that the infected has no control over his or her actions once they've contracted the virus.  They're forced to watch as they commit these monstrous actions, powerless to do anything but satisfy their hunger for human flesh, no matter what the cost.  This is southern brewed horror with a dose of heartbreak. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    411Mania - Stephen M. Lyon Oct 26, 2016

    This book won me over; I only purchased it because I heard about it on a podcast and thought I'd give it a shot. Historically, I've been a superhero purist when it comes to comics and graphic novels, but this was an exception. The art was fine, but nothing extra special (although the cover looking like a moonshine label is a nice touch). The true beauty of this book is in its simplicity. The author doesn't over-complicate things, and lets this just be a good horror/thriller story. I'm looking forward to the next episode just like I would an episode of series on the SyFy network. As long as they keep the story contained, I have high hopes going forward " this is probably going on my pull list at my local comic book shop. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Plug - Samantha Whitten Sep 22, 2016

    As a new comic, Cannibal still has some progress to be made with its characters and story. However, the combination of its slow Southern storytelling and sophisticated graphic elements make it a unique and worthy read. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Nikki Sherman Oct 5, 2016

    Cannibal is a solid new addition to Image's horror/action line-up. I'm looking forward to digging deep into the characters as the cannibals tear their lives (and them) to pieces. The concept should be fun as it continues to play out, and the book looks gorgeous.Cannibal #1 is entertaining through and through. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Robert Reed Oct 5, 2016

    Cannibal#1 is a good debut that makes its mark with a creative twist on the “zombie” premise. Matias Bergara's art is atmospheric and has a nice rhythm to the pacing, keeping the story moving at a nice pace. And by focusing on the characters, Jennifer Young and Brian Buccellato have crafted a story that should be able to overcome the superficial similarities toThe Walking Dead. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Brian Reed Oct 12, 2016

    While this may not be the best initial issue I've seen lately, it's all that potential that catches and holds my attention. The premise and the basics are strong, and the drawbacks don't ruin that, they just hold the book back. It's actually still pretty good overall, I just hope more action takes place in well lit rooms in the future, so we can see some colors, and that each sub plot gets a little more room before jumping to the next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Huck Talwar Oct 6, 2016

    I'm looking forward to seeing how this series pans out. Right now, we don't have many established relationships with these characters, so I'm not as interested as I could be. However, conscious human flesh eaters make a better topic than the normal brain-eating zombie that has been the fad for quite some time now. This is a great addition to Image's lineup of books, and it's well worth the read for any horror fan. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - Chris Downs Oct 11, 2016

    It's another solid debut from Image, steeped in the tradition of Southern Gothic and Zombie Apocalypse narratives but with a unique, scary and prescient twist. Read Full Review

  • 2.5
    CourtOfNerds - Kevin Carley Oct 8, 2016

    I don't normally give horrendous grades for comics, but in this case, I'll make an exception. Image Comics, I expect better. Read Full Review

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