Joe Hill's Rain #1
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Joe Hill's Rain #1

Writer: Joe Hill, David M. Booher Artist: Zoe Thorogood Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: January 12, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 8
9.1Critic Rating
7.6User Rating



On a seemingly normal August day in Boulder, Colorado, the skies are clear, and Honeysuckle Speck couldn't be happier. She's finally moving in with her girlfriend Yolanda. But their world is literally torn apart when dark clouds roll in and release a downpour of nails-splinters of bright crystal that shred the skin of anyone not safely under cover. RAIN makes vivid this escalating apocalyptic event, as the deluge of nails spreads across the country and around the world, threatening everything young lover more

  • 10 - Nicole Drum Jan 12, 2022

    While it will be interesting to see where Rain goes from here, the first issue is genuinely outstanding. Read Full Review

  • 10
    BGCP - Michael Lennox Jan 14, 2022

    The rain ends up being a character within the story as it rips apart both directly and metaphorically Yolanda from Honeysuckle. The team show great respect for growing the characters before page 16 sets the tone moving forward. This is well worth adding for the five issues it's out for. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jan 12, 2022

    Thorogood delivers some exciting and beautifully character focused visuals to the issue. The art is grounded and wonderfully detailed both in its characters and its subsequent horror-filled moments. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comic Watch - Meher Shiblee Jan 13, 2022

    So far, I am in love with this story. The way it communicates love, loss, horror and hopelessness so beautifully makes me very excited for what is in store for the remaining four issues. This is a must read! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Sequential Planet - Marcus Orchard Jan 11, 2022

    Rain#1 is an exceptional character driven debut that emphasizes the strengths of every creator involved. The diverse cast, striking designs, and tragedy looming over every page makes this a must read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Ricardo Denis Dec 14, 2021

    Booher and Thorogoods adaptation of Hills novella is a great example of what a creative team can conjure up when it so fully understands the vision behind a story. Adaptation is no easy task, especially when it comes with the expectation it has to be as good (if not greater) than the source text. Fortunately for Rain, the first issue starts the series out on the right foot, with the promise of more darkly curious things to come. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bookcase - Steve Baxi Jan 11, 2022

    The story here is smart, efficient, and deeply human. The art is a masterclass in how to make characters feel truly alive. Thus far, all signs point to a high quality and engaging miniseries. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Colin Moon Jan 11, 2022

    With clever sweetness, Rain #1 pulls us into a loving relationship that should, by all rights, be safe, before tearing that safety away. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    GWW - Emmet Davis Jan 10, 2022

    A story about love and loss. Told through the idea of nails raining from the sky. Throw out the disbelief in the idea for now and focus on the characters. Focus on Honeysuckle. Focus on Rain #1 and you will find what you may have lost. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Dec 19, 2021

    A heartbreaking and stunning adaptation, Rain #1 is a fantastic opening to this character-driven apocalyptic tale. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Henry Finn Jan 17, 2022

    A great start to what has to be one of Joe Hill's best adaptations yet. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Jan 10, 2022

    Rain #1 delivers what it sets out to. It draws the reader in and proceeds to deliver a strong knockout blow that lands hard, despite the reader being given every warning that it is on the way. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Jan 12, 2022

    This is a book of two traits; on one hand the end of the world via a cataclysmic, albeit meteorological, event and the subsequent loss of love and life coupled with future dangers isn't something massively new. On the other hand, the quality of the production is of a massively high standard. This leaves me in something of a quandary when it comes to give it a rating. Maybe Joe Hill fans may expect more depth or nuance; I feel that a score would be more relevant once the series is complete. Read Full Review

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