I Hate This Place #1

Writer: Kyle Starks Artist: Artyom Topilin, Lee Loughridge Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: May 18, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 14
8.7Critic Rating
7.8User Rating



After inheriting a farm house, Trudy and Gabby are ready to start the next chapter of their lives together...except it's already home to a mysterious force that's attracted ghosts, aliens, and all kinds of supernatural beings for decades.

Now, Gabby and Trudy must play by the "house rules" in order to survive living among the most frightening creatures on Earth in this new series from KYLE STARKS (ASSASSIN NATION, THE SIX SIDEKICKS OF TRIGGER KEATON) and ARTYOM TOPILIN (ICE CREAM MAN PRESENTS: QUARANTINE COMIX SPECIAL).

  • 10
    Geek'd Out - Gregory Brothers May 18, 2022

    In short, the creative team behind I Hate This Place is firing on all cylinders. Instead of saying I hate this place, readers will be yelling I love this book. Read Full Review

  • 9.9
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer May 16, 2022

    I Hate This Place #1 is a truly mesmerizing addition to comics' horror cannon, and shouldn't be missed. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance May 18, 2022

    I Hate This Place #1 is an excellent first issue, one that draws from more horror tropes than it seems like would be possible, ultimately creating something wholly excellent and wholly new. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally May 18, 2022

    Topilin delivers some great art in the first issue. The art is very stylized for the human characters and the supernatural ones have the perfect level of visual terror attached to them. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford May 18, 2022

    I Hate This Place #1 gets its narrative off to a fantastic start. How Gabby and Trudy will handle their newly found nightmare feels like a journey many horror comics fans will want to get on board for. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett May 18, 2022

    The craft on display in delivering such a complete first chapter is cause enough for any comic book fan to check out I Hate This Place #1. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu May 18, 2022

    Starks masterfully strings the reader along as he introduces the mysteries and dangers of the ranch, culminating when the women find a message from Gabbys aunt and learn some background for themselves. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Horror DNA - Ricardo Serrano Denis May 25, 2022

    I Hate This Place #1 is a strong start that knows the value of keeping some secrets locked up for future issues. It establishes a sense of place and character that makes it hard not to care for the story. Gore and blood abound but more as a promise of things to come. One thing is for sure as far as this first issue is concerned, you'll love hating the place Gabby and Trudy find themselves in, and you'll want more of it sooner rather than later. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday May 17, 2022

    A well-executed blast, I Hate This Place #1 mashes a bunch of horror tropes together and mixes them with great characters and stellar art for one of the most fun creature-feature comics in recent memory. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Sequential Planet - Marcus Orchard May 13, 2022

    I Hate This Place #1 is a strong debut, even if it isn't particularly scary. The endearing characters and intriguing mystery are enough to make this series worth pulling. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lotusland Comics - Hank Rea May 19, 2022

    'I Hate This Place' also known as 'F*ck This Place,' is an engrossing and unsettling new horror series that has everything. A rural secluded farmhouse, a hot couple, ghosts, aliens, a menacing onlooker, a killer in hiding, you name it. With the potential to become the next big horror title, Starks and Topilin have left nothing to chance. Expect the unexpected and enjoy the ride as this horrific journey is just starting.  Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Blair May 20, 2022

    While the plot is shoved to the side a bit in the name of character development, there are some great characters with some really effective horror imagery and gorgeous art. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Adam Brown May 19, 2022

    On my first read through I was admittedly a little lost on the horror angle. I felt there was just a bit too much going on, just a few too many different threads to bind this together. Im glad I gave it another read though as I got over my initial concerns and, as stated above, just enjoyed the ride. I still feel it's maybe more of an action horror than something that will truly give you the shivers, but thats A-okay in my book too. Read Full Review

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