Coffin Bound #1

Writer: Dan Watters Artist: DaNi Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: August 7, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 18
8.5Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

SERIES PREMIERE! Cars! Guns! Entropy! Chased by an unstoppable killer, Izzy Tyburn has decided that if the world won't have her in it, it can have nothing of her at all. She's re-treading her life, leaving nothing but burned rubber, ash, and the sun-scorched bones of those who get in her way. Join writer DAN WATTERS (Sandman Universe: Lucifer, LIMBO), artist DANI (2000AD, Girl with No Name), and colorist BRAD SIMPSON (JESUSFREAK, MCMLXXV) on a road trip through a blood-splattered life.

"It's a gleeful of literary grindhouse comic that brings to mind Milligan's Arthouse Pulp and notes of Pretty Deadly. Out in August. Pre-order now." - more

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Nikko Soto Aug 4, 2019

    Overall, I really enjoyed reading the first issue of Coffin Bound #1. Aside from the part of the comic in the middle that was a bit confusing, it did an incredible job setting up the direction that the entire series will take. Given the way the comic ended, learning more about Izzy will surely be a highlight of the series. The sinister force that's after her showed just how terrifying and dangerous he can be. It looks like Izzy and The Vulture are in for quite a road trip and I will surely be picking up future issues. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Multiversity Comics - Jonathan O'Neal Aug 9, 2019

    "Coffin Bound" #1 is engrossing series launch with art and script that beautifully complement each other, raising the whole enterprise to the level of comic book perfection. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Aug 5, 2019

    A stunning debut,Coffin Bound #1drops this grave tale into gear, promising an unforgettable, high-octane joyride. Absurd, twisted, and intense, Coffin Bound is a must-read series. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Jenna Anderson Aug 7, 2019

    With inspired character designs and an intriguing premise, the first issue of Coffin Bound is too cool to not be a part of your pull list. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Aug 7, 2019

    Without substantial background or backstory, Simpson and Dani are throwing the readers directly into the end of everything with a story set in a world that no longer makes a whole lot of sense. The reflection of life and death is thrown into a deeply enjoyable adventure horror drama. Izzys a fun character. From the first installment, we know that shes not going to be successful unless shes dead. Judging from the opening act, its going to be a hell of a journey to her death. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Aug 7, 2019

    Coffin Bound is a highly literary, nihilistic tryst through an incredibly stylish fantasy world. All of the creators involved are doing top-tier work, building an impressively singular story with this comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Geek'd Out - Jim Allegro Aug 7, 2019

    The artwork provides the pivot against which grim and phantasmagorical elements mix and turn. Danis (2000 AD) strong line-work provides a firm base against which to make sense of the surreal storytelling. The artists decision to shift among grotesque, dreamy, and crime noir notes builds on the comic's unapologetic nature. And, Brad Simpson (Fair Lady) uses hot colors such as orange during daylight and deep reds and purples at night to transform the desert into a foreboding and fickle character in its own right. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Jeffords Jr. Aug 7, 2019

    Coffin Bound #1 is a great first issue that gives enough to keep you wanting to come back for more, but fails in one small aspect that its promising, action. Advertising it as, Cars! Guns! Entropy! and action packed we only see one quick shoot out, and then the EarthEater using its power. Other then these two moments we aren't treated too much of ultra violence that seemed to be abound. But with its amazing world building, characters, ideas and art that lack of violence isn't all that bad. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Darryll Robson Aug 1, 2019

    Choreographed violence, philosophical mutterings, and an unhealthy dose of horror. Coffin Bound is a treat for modern post-apocalyptic action fans and comic craft enthusiasts. Not for the squeamish. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Ritesh Babu Aug 13, 2019

    A strong launch of a crude and absurd world that promises an intriguing ride through a proactive protagonist and a clear thematic perspective. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Doom Rocket - Lauren Fernandes Aug 5, 2019

    Coffin Bound is an unapologetic thrill-ride set in a weirdly poetic marriage of film noir and 90's grunge. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Aug 8, 2019

    Writer Dan Watters' larger story feels familiar with its single protagonist fighting against a world out to get her while the details in the execution take a few unexpected turns, which helped keep things fresh. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Indiana “Indy” Marlow Aug 9, 2019

    The main reason I urge you to read this is because it provides something incredibly different from the usual cut-and-paste style of storytelling. As the name suggests, the main character is bound for the coffin. There is no escaping death for any of us, but what does an individual do with that knowledge? And ultimately, how does it make the reader feel to have them know the end of the journey before it even begins? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Aug 10, 2019

    The bleakness of mortality envisioned in weird road trip of a tale. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pastrami Nation - kevin hoskinson Aug 18, 2019

    Coffin Bound has a dream-like quality to it, a crazy drug-induced dream, but still a lot of twisted fun. Its a cool story with a compelling protagonist and a terrifying antagonist. Its a world where anything can, and probably will happen. The world may seem familiar, but this story is not. Its a refreshing new twist on the genre, and its one that Im along on the ride for. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Aug 9, 2019

    Coffin Bound #1 is a comic that looks cool and knows it thanks to Dan Watters' dark sense of humor, Dani's take no prisoners visuals, and Brad Simpson's scorched Earth color palette. It suffers a little bit when it gets away from the cat and mouse game between Isabel and Earth Eater, and sometimes the dialogue is a little bit up it's own ass. But it's nice to see a comic that's not afraid to get its hands dirty in an age of house art and polished sheen. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Comic Watch - Brian Arbizo Aug 10, 2019

    Character development is important to a new book. You must click with a character in order to pick up the next issue. Doesnt mean you have to like them; you can hate them but still may be interested in what happens to that character. Was it enough to pull me in? Yes and No. I like the story, I like the direction its going, the artwork is fun. Yes, I am interested and will pick up issue two. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nathan Koffler Aug 7, 2019

    Coffin Bound reminds me of many Image Comics titles from the last decade but not in a way that makes it feel classic. Instead, it seems incredibly derivative with a hodge-podge of worn-out tropes. It tries very hard to be dark, weird, and exciting, but falls short and just feels like a labored and failed attempt. It is entirely possible the rest of the series will be at least somewhat entertaining, but this first issue doesn't make me too hopeful. Read Full Review

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