Days of Hate #1

Writer: Ales Kot Artist: Danijel Zezelj Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: January 17, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 15
8.4Critic Rating
6.9User Rating

The United States of America, 2022.
The loss that ripped them apart drove one into the arms of the police state and the other towards a guerrilla war against the white supremacy. Now they meet again.
This is a story of a war.

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jan 14, 2018

    I can't say that I enjoyed Days of Hate #1 but that is not because it is not a good comic. It is brilliantly written and well-illustrated. Unfortunately, I find myself unable to separate myself from my own reality in entering its world. This is not the usual far-flung escapist dystopian literature with mutants and zombies and leather-clad amazons in classic cars with spikes on the bumpers. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Pierre Brown Jan 17, 2018

    Days of Hate certainly has my interest and I would certainly love to see this as a movie. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - A. J. Jones Jan 15, 2018

    Taking all of this together, I have the feeling that DAYS OF HATE is destined for greatness, so I'd recommend it to just about any comics reader mature enough to understand the political issues depicted, and particularly to those who read comics for the art in them. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Pop Break - Rachel Freeman Jan 17, 2018

    Kot has made a fictional story that feels incredibly real. It's that sense of reality within the story he created that just envelops you. It's scary in a way, but it also makes it powerful. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Justin Micallef Jan 16, 2018

    While not as easy to escape to as a wondrous daydream, what Ales Kot and Daniel Zelzej have crafted condenses the ugliness of this world into something that both demands and is worth your attention, no matter how violently it rips your head in its direction. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jan 18, 2018

    Days of Hate #1 is one of the most relevant comics Ive read as of late, and Im someone who quite enjoys a topical comic. Its an only slightly twisted vision of the current state of the U.S, and its all the more unnerving for it. This is a powerful opening salvo, and I definitely recommend it. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jan 17, 2018

    Kot and the team are delivering a story that's exactly what's so powerful about entertainment. We read a story whose layers have a deeper meaning and in this case it's a warning of where we may be going. Some of the best entertainment not only entertains but also acts as a metaphor for the world and this delivers exactly that and then some. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Andrew McAvoy Jan 20, 2018

    It's hard to explain the vibe of this book. The best way I have of describing it is to suggest that it is like a mix of Handmaid's Tale and season 1 of True Detective. Certainly, it's art style has many traits of the latter show, while the plot has similarities to the former. All in all a wonderful book and it shows that if comic books do enter into matters of politics and social commentary they can bring as much, if not more, to the table than a lot of other forms of entertainment. A high-end book, that may attain a cultural significance. Read Full Review

  • 8.5 - Harrison Rawdin Jan 17, 2018

    Days of Hate #1 opens a twelve issue series with clear thoughts and societal angst behind it. With some hints at things to come plus of course plenty of meaty political material there's a lot worth celebrating. But if you're part of the dwindling percent known as Trump supporters please avoid reading this because you won't like it. But for the rest of us go grab a copy, find a seat and dig in for dark ride in a depressing future. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Mazzacane Jan 18, 2018

    With a series that is trading on certain timely feelings, the focus on that singular emotion and how it ties this issue together has set this series up to be something more than a lurid ripped from the headlines affair. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Ben Snyder Jan 17, 2018

    Days of Hate is not a perfect book. Sometimes, Kot can get a bit wordy in his speech bubbles and sometimes his characterization will be off and offend readers. Mostly, I can't stress this enough, if you voted for Trump or maybe even lean conservative on some issues, this book isn't for you. But if at any point since the election, you've felt afraid or unsure of the future; Days of Hate #1 will assure you that you're not alone, you're not crazy, and you should be afraid. Plus, it's also a really good read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Eric Cline Jan 17, 2018

    Beautiful artwork and solid world-building make this a strong start for the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Frantz Jerome Jan 17, 2018

    Ales Kot and Danijel eelj have heard the cries of this country's denizens. Days of Hate answers the call, envisioning one of the very likely and possible futures of these fractured United States. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - soshillinois Jan 17, 2018

    Danijel Zezeljs art also sells the books vision of the near future with a darker, procedural-toned style ala Michael Lark. Its a rather neo-noir book in that regard, fitting for the story being told. Jordie Bellaires colors as usual also accurately capture the mood the comic is swimming in, this time with darker colors in a less-bright world, those colors are especially beneficial for the more scenic birds eye shots. If youre looking for a comic that has something different, more compelling to say in a time where it feels like people are trying to talk around the world as it is: this comic is going to be very appealing and worth your time. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 18, 2018

    Ales Kot's pauses only briefly to set the stage and spends even less time establishing the main characters before jumping into their narrative. At times that lack of clarity can be frustrating, but there's also a lot to be said for a book with this much forward momentum in issue #1. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    We The Nerdy - Chad Waller Jan 19, 2018

    I don't know what to give Days of Hate #1 as a score. The book hits too close to home. I'm going "yeah this is right!" and "they know someone like me will eat this up! How sheeply I am!" I imagine both of those viewpoints are wrong. Sometimes a story is just a story. This story is"well, fine so far. If we drop all the socio-political stuff, it's fine. It's a depressing world with depressing characters, but it's executed well. It's a story with a lot of promise. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    All-Comic - Jonathan Baldessari Jan 21, 2018

    While Days of Hate #1 does suffer a little in its dialogue and character motivations, the fantastic art and familiar setting result in a comic that should be watched out for when it kicks into high gear. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Jan 16, 2018

    Days of Hate is an ugly look at the ugly world, and while recognizable from a contemporary point of view, this rendering may be somewhat gratuitous. Is this a bleak look at the world or an exploitation of its pain? I'm not sure yet, but this is no doubt going to be a grim ride. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nathan Koffler Jan 17, 2018

    This first issue has some things well-done, but doesn't give us a lot to be entertained by. I will read the next issue and see where they decide to go with the story, but I'm not anticipating it. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Bill Blaze Jan 17, 2018

    This is a damn good issue. Perhaps not for the politically ignorant. I'm definitely looking forward to see where this goes.

  • 1.0
    Briton Jan 21, 2018

    Here we go again. Yet another comic where stupid evil white people ruin America, and take it from delightful freedom loving diverse people. You just couldn't make this nauseating leftist crap up.

    Oh,and the artwork is rubbish too.

  • 9.5
    TheImageIsStrong Jan 20, 2018

    A little slow, but I like some of Kot's work and Zezelj's art is gritty and went well with the story. I'm gonna see where this goes and I enjoyed it so I'll pry stick out the 12 issue maxi series.

  • 8.0
    Gizmo May 21, 2018

    This is the chance to get the perspective of a writer that escaped from the Czech-Polish border, whose great-grandfather fought for the Nazis and whose Grandfather worked for the communist secret police. We also have an artist who got out of the Balkans when the region broke down into civil war. Do these qualify as "sensationalist websites?" Is a 12-part, independent comic book a "clever business move?" Those with a knee jerk reaction to this book would be well serves to ask themselves why. These two artists look at America now and see this potential darkness that they've already survived once, it's something very tangible. If you've lived here your entire life, it is easy to naively think that nothing bad will ever happen, but ask one pers more

  • 4.0
    Walt's Comics & Books Jan 18, 2018

    Cardboard characters playing out info dumps. This is what happens when you get your news from sensationalistic websites and news shows: superficial and undifferentiated hyperbole and phantasies about hyperviolence and civil war. Though it's a clever business move by Ales Kot to drop this at a time of peak-alarmism and Trump-Tweet-journalism. I can feel the hate, alright. (Not to say this can't turn into something more interesting, but the first issue isn't very promising)

  • 1.0
    KFuqua Jan 19, 2018

    Just garbage

  • 6.0
    Synthozoid Aug 23, 2018

    I’m a bleeding heart liberal and I thought this was pretty boring.

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