Cold Spots #1

Writer: Cullen Bunn Artist: Mark Torres Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: August 22, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 8
7.5Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

MINISERIES PREMIERE! Psychological terror, the undead, and a supernaturally bitter cold come together in this spine-tingling new series from CULLEN BUNN (REGRESSION, Harrow County) and MARK TORRES (Zombies vs. Robots: Undercity).
10 years ago, Dan Kerr turned his back on his wife and unborn daughter. Now, both mother and child have gone missing, and Dan must face cosmic terrors to find them again. He soon finds that ghosts stir when his estranged daughter is near. And as the dead grow restless, the cold deepens...

  • 10
    Bounding Into Comics - Nathan Braudrick Aug 21, 2018

    Cold Spots #1 is a fantastic first entry into what will surely wind up being a satisfyingly scary, mystery thriller. Fans of Cullen Bunn's other work in the horror genre should feel supremely confident in diving into this icy tale of the supernatural and those who have never heard of him should try it out anyway. With beautifully haunting artwork from Mark Torres and an incredibly unnerving ambiance, Cold Spots is a title to be excited about for mystery and horror fans alike! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Nathan Koffler Aug 22, 2018

    There is a lot to love about this first issue of Cold Spots and it is obvious that this story is going to contain a lot of emotion. This issue is very bleak but in a very beautiful way. Mark Torres has used his art to create some sinister images and his colors to create a very dark atmosphere. Cullen Bunn’s storytelling is chilling and exciting and is perfectly complemented by Torres’ artwork. This is a great first issue of new horror series that I am now extremely excited about. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comicsverse - AJ Zender Aug 23, 2018

    COLD SPOTS #1 is a fantastic new horror series from the minds of two great storytellers. Aesthetically, Mark Torres consistently brings the tone and atmosphere straight to the reader, while Cullen Bunn's plot and world-building are incredible. There is an issue of some missing information. However, that is easily remedied in future issues. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Aug 29, 2018

    After reading Cold Spots, you'll be thinking twice the next time you feel a chill. There are still many questions about this world and what these translucent beings are, however there's more than enough here to pull you in and scare the crap out of you. This is grade A terror. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Aug 22, 2018

    Cold Spots #1 definitely hits all of the emotional and visual cues to craft an interesting and scary story. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    ComicBuzz - Tony Thornley Aug 24, 2018

    This is a very creepy, very good debut. I would check this one out! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman's Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Aug 20, 2018

    A traditional supernatural mystery, Cold Spots #1 is another story from writer Cullen Bunn that uses horror motifs to chronicle forlorn pockets of the United States often ignored in television and film. This is a brief yet beautiful comic, and Mark Torres work with colors in particular is not to be missed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Aug 21, 2018

    There is no jump out at you scares or any particular gore, but make no mistake, this is a horror story that provides enough chills to want to read the book with the lights on. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Dispatchdcu Aug 22, 2018

    If you like suspenseful, spine-chilling tales, Bunn's COLD SPOT #1 is for you. By the end of the issue, readers are led to believe something unexplainable and supernatural is happening, AND it appears to be connected to Alyssa and Grace. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Doom Rocket - Brendan F. Aug 9, 2018

    Cold Spots #1 is a stripped-down, archetype-driven comic. But wrapped in the minimalism is an effective exploration of challenging emotions, ones that give the issue a resonance that transcends the genre framework on which it's built. Thanks to a creative team working comfortably in-sync, this is definitely a miniseries worth checking out. To miss it is to be haunted by regret. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Sequential Planet - Marcus Orchard Aug 21, 2018

    Cold Spots is another solid horror series by Cullen Bunn. Despite the few issues with the dialogue and art, this is a chilling story with an interesting premise. It's not wildly scary, but fans of the genre should certainly give this one a try. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Weird Science - Andrew McAvoy Aug 26, 2018

    A pretty good first issue to set up the new tale. A good, quality opening issue that will give you a pretty good return. If the rest of the series matches this one then it should be a pretty good story. The art is the main selling point though - a beautiful book to look at; the artwork secures the feel that the book is aiming for. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Aug 21, 2018

    I enjoyed the mysterious take in Cold Spots #1. Bunn toes that line of giving us enough information to stay interested but not enough to spoil the mystery. Sometimes it goes over one way or the other but for the most part, he hits the mark. The art is a little hit or miss as well. While I like Torres eye for detail and character design, the coloring in the first half of the issue really throws everything off from a storytelling standpoint. Cold Spots #1 is a solid supernatural thriller. While not without some flaws story and art wise it is an interesting mystery with a haunting vibe to it that has me wanting to learn more. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Rowan Grover Aug 23, 2018

    A solid horror debut, "Cold Spots" #1 impresses with great composition and stylistic art, but feels hampered by stereotypical protagonists. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Matthew Mueller Aug 22, 2018

    The series shows potential, but it hasn't quite grabbed me just yet. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AiPT! - Forrest Hollingsworth Aug 21, 2018

    A first issue weak on plot and pacing but heavy on the creepy, ethereal aesthetic leaves this outing feeling slightly underdeveloped if compelling. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    Geekery Magazine - Lucas Fashina Aug 22, 2018

    The comic, a written by Cullen Bunn ('Regression' and 'Harrow County'), is deliberately aimed at viewers with developed attention spans. It lingers to create atmosphere, a sense of place, a sympathy with the characters, instead of rushing into cheap thrills. Drawn by Mark Torres, it has an uncanny way of re-creating that feeling we get when we're in a familiar building at an unfamiliar time, and we're not quite sure what to say if we're found there, and we might have just heard something, and why did the lights go out? Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Aug 26, 2018

    Cold Spots #1 is a comic with a good premise and excellent atmosphere-building and an unlikable drain of a protagonist. I want to explore this world, but I cant do it with Kerr. Hes just too bad a lead. Its even more a shame considering how good Torress art and design work is in this book. Unfortunately, that leaves Im unable to recommend this comic. I suggest giving it a pass. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Aug 21, 2018

    Cold Spots struggles from a lot of problems that plague independent comics these days, from an unmemorable high concept to paper-thin characters to pacing so decompressed it feels a bit like a bait-and-switch. Read Full Review

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