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: 22 User Reviews: 35
8.6Critic Rating
8.6User 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
    Pastrami Nation - Amie Macias Feb 4, 2018

    This comic is delightfully dark and pleasantly morbid, and reminded me a bit of the classic horror movie, Creepshow. Oh, I can only hope this ends up as a cult classic horror flick, taste well! If you haven't read it already be sure to pick it and the next issue up! 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

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Kendra Hale Jan 19, 2021

    The Ice Cream Man series is one of those masterpieces that comes along once in a while and you just want to join the ride. If you are a fan of horror, for this instance in comics, then this is a high recommendation. You want to know more about “Rick” and just what he is and what he wants in this town the more the story goes on. The creative team does a stellar job of getting and holding your attention. Above all, I am so glad I came in after trades were available because my patience would not have lasted waiting for each delicious bite. In conclusion, read this comic. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Critical Blast - Michael 'Ace' M... Jan 22, 2018

    ICE CREAM MAN really managed to grab my attention. I didn't know what to expect from this comic, but I got something wonderfully creepy and clever. In a very crowded comic marketplace, ICE CREAM MAN has a lot that can make it stand out. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    On Comics Ground - Justin Butler Jan 20, 2018

    Ice Cream Man #1 is a refreshing return to the horror anthology. The writing, pencils, and colors all complement each other in wonderfully creepy ways to create something that feels truly special. Definitely pick this one up if you're looking to add some uniqueness to your collection. 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
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Jan 19, 2018

    Ice Cream Man is going to be a series of one-shot stories. This first issue features a complete tale, but there are elements that are only touched upon that I hope to see explored in further issues. It really got under my skin. This is a book that will stick with you for some time. At the bare minimum, it will have you thinking twice about buying ice cream from a stranger on the street. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    All-Comic - Joshua Hilgenberg Jan 24, 2018

    Ice Cream Man #1 teases a delightfully dreadful series to come from creators Prince, Morazzo, and O'Halloran. This book takes the creepiness of the ice cream truck's siren song and matures it into a thematically strong and intriguing story. It's filled with satisfying moments that illicit grimaces and even laughs. More than that, it sets itself apart from the crowd of other books by embracing the titular character. 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

  • 8.4
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Lune Jan 19, 2018

    Truly disturbing horror hiding under a sweet, sugary coating, "Ice Cream Man" is a visceral creep-fest. 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
    Weird Science - Andrew McAvoy Jan 20, 2018

    This book is crazy as hell and I thought it was great. It is creepy suburban weirdness that coasts along well and throws you off the expected path quite a few times. Well worth trying out, even if it just confirmed my feelings about Ice Cream men! 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

  • 7.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Zom Biezely Feb 26, 2018

    While the ending isnt satisfying, the writing is great and the art is beautiful. Ice Cream Man isnt perfect, but its worth a read.Theres enough mystery that will keep you coming back wanting to see just what will happen with the next story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jan 19, 2018

    Twists that are predictable, concepts that aren't explored, and characters not given enough development that we should care. Ice Cream Man #1 is a better idea than comic. With some slight tweaks, this would easily be a great horror series, but as is, the comic falls short in story and scares. 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

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