Dark Ride #1

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Andrei Bressan, Adriano Lucas Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: October 5, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 10
8.7Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

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Devil Land has been the world's premiere horror-themed amusement park for over 50 years, home to the scariest ride ever created - The Devil's Due.?
But when lifelong fan Owen Seasons begins his first day on the job, he will discover the true horrors happening behind the scenes, the truth about the park's reclusive creator Arthur Dante, and that the job of his dreams might just be a living nightmare.
Joshua Williamson (Batman, Nailbiter) and Andrei Bressan (BIRTHRIGHT) reunite for a thrilling plunge into murder, mayhem, and sinister family secrets in this all-new Skybound original series.

  • 9.2
    Multiversity Comics - Jaina Hill Oct 6, 2022

    I had high hopes for "Dark Ride," and it absolutely exceeded them. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Oct 4, 2022

    Dark Ride is an exciting start to a horror series that feels right at home with horror classics like Creepshow but with a more complex story to unfurl. Fans of amusement parks should get a kick out of the impressive horror park invented here while unpacking the mystery of the park's evil origins. Dark Ride offers a ride unique from the usual fare you'll want to visit in real life, but the comic is the next best thing. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Tom Smithyman Sep 23, 2022

    This new series is off to a chillingly great start. It's a straightforward idea done very, very well. The issue strikes the right balance of horror without too much gore. And while it deals with dark subject matter, it doesn't take itself too seriously. Dark Ride is a great ride. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek'd Out - Cameron Kieffer Oct 5, 2022

    Overall, Dark Ride is a helluva lot of fun while never feeling cliche or predictable. While there is no clear protagonist, each character seems capable of carrying the story in whichever direction it goes and I, for one, am anxious to see where that is. Ive read a number of horror comics recently and I must say, this was the first one to make me go well, that was messed up. Trust me, thats a good thing. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBook.com - Jenna Anderson Oct 5, 2022

    Horror fans and theme park fans absolutely owe it to themselves to check out Dark Ride. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 5, 2022

    Bressan delivers some intense visuals throughout the issue. I love the black and white elements of the introduction and the art style of Devil Land and its characters.  Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    GWW - B Ferg Oct 4, 2022

    Dark Ride #1 is a mix of the fun and fear that we associate with the spooky season. But Devil Land is a business and like any new job it has a few slow moments which could leave you wondering if you're coming back tomorrow. Watching Owen's first day may not earn Devil Land the title of happiest place on earth however it makes him, and others, happy so it can't be that bad? Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Oct 5, 2022

    Dark Ride is a thrilling ride: park homage to theme parks, part '70s exploitation schlockfest, this comic is exactly what horror fans will want to kick off Spooky Season. Don't skip on it! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Oct 5, 2022

    Dark Ride #1 is an interesting and intriguing debut. There's a lot of directions it can go and with the way the first issue plays out, who knows what's to come. There's a fun ride to it all, one that horror fans and beyond will want to check out. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Oct 5, 2022

    Williamson might be able to pull off something a lot more disturbing than meets the surface of the series in the first issue. With horror and Halloween imagery lurking around every corner of the page, there might be room for something altogether more frightening as the sanitized, commercial visions of Halloween horror hide something a lot more menacing underneath. Time will tell if Williamson and company can make it work. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lotusland Comics - Hank Rea Oct 7, 2022

    'Dark Ride' is a great new horror series that's engrossing on the surface as the sinister underpinnings of the story creep out and shock. Finely written and wonderfully illustrated, Williamson and Bressan have another hit on their hands with their homage to amusement parks and supernatural horror.  Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Tim Chuma Sep 22, 2022

    An adult-themed horror comic that will be interesting to see how it develops. Well worth a look for horror fans. Read Full Review

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