Dark Corridor #1

Writer: Rich Tommaso Artist: Rich Tommaso Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: August 5, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 2
7.0Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

From the author of CLOVER HONEY and 8 ½ GHOSTS, RICH TOMMASO, comes an all-new ONGOING SERIES set in the fictional coastal city of RED CIRCLE-a city totally controlled by mobsters-who, after decades of wielding power, are silently being picked off one-by-one by unidentified female assassins. Like a GOODFELLAS script re imagined by Quentin Tarantino, this sprawling crime-adventure will keep you guessing and tuning in for more month after month!

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Aug 4, 2015

    I was a skeptic going into this comic, but its slow and effective storytelling sucked me right in. I'm looking forward to the next issue and can't wait to see how new stories are woven in and introduced. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - pharoahmiles Aug 7, 2015

    Tommaso, at the end of the book, goes through creative processes for both stories, which provides more clarity for the reader. Both story arcs, provides some of the elements of crime noir throughout, the first one more than the second one. The art by Tommaso, reminds of the work done on Tin Tin, which actually a different aesthetic the genre. Overall, it is what crime noir readers have been missing since Sin City, and actually excels whatever preconceived notions one would have. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Garcia Jun 23, 2016

    Some excellent cartooning and a less mainstream style I wish Image was constantly more willing to court. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Lan Pitts Aug 6, 2015

    Tomasso balances this retro crime feeling with his trademark indie sensibilities that distinguishes it from Image's other crime books in their roster. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Flickering Myth - Jessie Robertson Aug 5, 2015

    So, where does Dark Corridor fall in the First Issue category? Well, I think; its got its own unique hook and way of telling it's story that grips you just enough to come back for another helping next month. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 6, 2015

    Crime comics aren't hard to come by at Image these days. What sets Dark Corridor apart is the fact that it features two running stories and blends the structure and ensemble cast of a Tarantino film with a more down-to-earth, even whimsical storytelling sensibility. For the most part it works. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    We The Nerdy - Jack Johnston Aug 4, 2015

    Dark Corridor is a huge undertaking and I'm interested to see where this rather unique idea will go. Crime stories often have to have slow introductions and I think I can count the ones that pull off a fast-paced intro successfully in one hand, unfortunately this doesn't translate fantastically to a monthly issue format as it can be up to four months before the ball really gets rolling and often leaves the best crime comics with only a cult following. The set-up of Dark Corridor threatens to exacerbate this problem even more by splitting each issue into two or more stories. I wouldn't say ignore Dark Corridors completely, it shows tonnes of promise and is to only get better from here on. If you're OK with a slow burn then absolutely give it a chance and pick it at your local LCS but if you find the story to be lagging then it might be best to watch outfor the trade. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Aug 10, 2015

    I'm curious to see how "Dark Corridor" operates going forward, but I don't know if I'm intrigued enough to pick up issue #2. I appreciate the tidiness of Tommaso's detailed, well-plotted tales, but I wish I had a better sense of where things are going. Still, "Dark Corridor" has reminded me just how wonderfully comics can work in a short format -- and that's no small gift. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Jordan Calhoun Aug 12, 2015

    Overall, Dark Corridor is a decent start for a comic I was skeptical about. Admittedly, I didn't plan on reading a second issue even before reading the first, and I'm glad I was wrong. I don't know where it's going, but I'll go on the ride for now. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Multiversity Comics - Alice W. Castle Aug 6, 2015

    It's hard to really recommend “Dark Corridor” #1 as, while the artistry is fantastic and will probably be loved by anyone who loves Darwyn Cooke's crime comics, both stories wrap up so nicely that the issue feels like it could be a one-shot. It would take someone really dedicated to the stories being told and Tommaso's artwork to want to come back for more and, sadly, that's just not for me. Those people are out there, though, and this isn't a bad comic to dedicate yourself to, but it's one that is focusing on garnering a niche audience more than anything else. I just wish I was part of that audience so I could appreciate it more. Read Full Review

  • 4.6
    Word Of The Nerd - Mia Faller Aug 7, 2015

    While the artistic style is not my favorite, I did enjoy the lettering choices and placement. The story flowed well without feeling disjointed or interrupted by dialogue. Despite my history of enjoying Italian mob films, I'm hesitant to suggest picking up the next copy of this potential series, though there is potential for a wealth of character development and plot advancements. While I enjoy continuing story lines and multiple points of view, this initial issue didn't wow me. While there's always the potential for this to develop into a dense, scrawling series likeTwisted Darkthat gives you plenty to chew on, I'm not hopeful at this point. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Big Comic Page - Sam Graven Aug 4, 2015

    I have a lot of respect for folk who strike it out alone. When they then getting the backing of a big gun like Image, it should be a winner. Sadly, this collection of noirish tales are a whole lot of miss. Read Full Review

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