Ice Cream Man #1

Writer: W. Maxwell Prince Artist: Martin Morazzo Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: January 17, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 4
8.5Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

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    Chocolate, vanilla, existential horror, drug addiction, musical fantasy...there's a flavor for everyone's misery.
ICE CREAM MAN is a genre-defying comic book series featuring disparate "one-shot" tales of sorrow, wonder, and redemption. Each installment features its own cast of strange characters, dealing with their own special sundae of suffering. And on the periphery of all of them, like the twinkly music of his colorful truck, is the Ice Cream Man-a weaver of stories, a purveyor of sweet treats. Friend. Foe. God. Demon. The man who, with a snap of his fingers-lickety split!-can change the course of your life for more

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

    Ice Cream Man definitely has a fan in me and I'm eager to see the direction this series is heading. Id highly recommend this to fans of works by Stephen King. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Nathan Koffler Jan 17, 2018

    I didn't know about this series until last week, and I decided to read it on a whim. I am convinced it was one of the best comic book decisions I have made. This issue is incredibly entertaining and is the perfect start to what is sure to be a fantastic series as it continues. I am dying for more already and I'm sure you will be too. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Roy Buckingham Jan 13, 2018

    This one is gonna stay on my radar for a while, and I hope other horror fans " even the ones who don't usually read comics " will feel the same way. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Amani Cooper Jan 14, 2018

    If you like monsters, creepy crawlies, and cop, then Ice Cream Man is the "genre-defying comic book series" you should have. These elements just blend together chocolate and peanut butter ice cream. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Impulse Gamer - Dana Folkard Jan 17, 2018

    Overall, I enjoyed this introductory issue of Ice Cream Man. The writing is both entertaining and engaging, and this coupled with the art makes for an enjoyable horror story. I'm looking forward to when the next issue comes out, to see what kind of stories will be spun for us. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Gehen Jan 18, 2018

    The most enduring stories of the horror do not rely on violence and gore, but instead manage to incite genuine dread and suspense that carries on once the story is over. True classics such asHalloween, The Omen,andThe Exorcistdo not simply shock audiences. They play mind games so that when the final credits role, the horror lingers. This comic follows that horror ideology. Ice Cream Man #1 delivers a suspenseful page-turner that is as chilling as the titular dairy treat. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Corps - Pierre Arnette Jan 17, 2018

    The writing was excellent and that art is a perfect match for the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Anthony Composto Jan 17, 2018

    ICE CREAM MAN #1 is a trippy, twisted, and surreal ride into suburban horror, and it's just damn fun to read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Jan 17, 2018

    When I read the preview of this issue, I wasn't expecting much. If anything, I thought it would end up trying a bit too hard to be weird, which is a huge turn off for me as a reader. Instead, what I found was the first book from Image that I've enjoyed in a long while. Over the last two years there's been a familiar theme to all their titles, but nothing that's grabbed me and excited me as a reader. Most of it's been average, which is okay because if you're honest with yourself, most comics are average just like most TV shows. Ice Cream Man has left an impression. I'm not going to say it's the best book so far of the year or anything outrageous, but if it manages to deliver a few more issues like this one, we could be on to something. I'll be looking forward to the next issue for sure. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Jan 16, 2018

    It's difficult to tell from this opening issue, but the titular Ice Cream Man would appear to function as a kind of Crypt Keeper for the series. In this vein, it seems that his van will travel from place to place, intersecting with the lives of fateful human, and creating minor winking breaches in the fourth wall. It's a promising start, filled with at least 31 flavors of possibility. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - John Jack Jan 14, 2018

    If anyone ever wants to contact me, look me up in my groupfor the love of comic books, I also have several comic pages dedicated to my various true loves,Batman,Spider-man,Marvel,Oldie GoldiesandHats! (Long story on that last one haha) or on Twitter@johnbatusijack Read Full Review

  • 5.0 - Chase Magnett Jan 16, 2018

    Just like a bad episode of The Twilight Zone though, there remains the promise that next week there will be new oddities and shocks, perhaps even ones that will haunt you for more than a few minutes. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    ComicRelief Jan 17, 2018

    Soooo weird, but weird equals great here. Definitely pick this up and give it a read.

  • 9.0
    Face Puller Jan 17, 2018

    "It is now an Ice Cream Man" is basically the premise here (at least for now) but the comic book doesn't fail to establish it's own personality, tone, and argument. ICM establishes characters marvelously (Detective Hwan, Byron, etc.) and shows the beauty of Weirdness. After reading the first issue I am absolutely sure that I'm going to read the next one as soon as it comes.

    Rating out of 100%
    1-Art: 17
    2-Story: 20
    3-Design(Style): 20
    4-Colors: 15
    5-Lettering: 18

  • 8.0
    DDJamesB Jan 18, 2018

    There were some great things about this book and some things I'm cautious about going into further issues. It was well drawn and the colors were perfect, but the story was just a little flat. I thought the writing was good and it was a good first issue worth a shot.

  • 8.5
    Bill Blaze Jan 17, 2018

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