Man-Eaters: The Cursed #1

Writer: Chelsea Cain Artist: Kate Niemczyk Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 14, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 1
9.1Critic Rating
4.0User Rating

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MAN-EATERS: THE CURSED reunites the original MAN-EATERS creative team for another tale of adolescent feminist derring-do and supernatural hijinks. Maude, now 15, is sent to Craft Camp for the week. It goes south pretty quickly. Smart, laugh-out-loud funny, provocative,
referential, scary, chock-full of ephemera, and compulsively re-readable. Plus, fairies. [ADVISORY: Do not read this book while you are actually camping.]

  • 10
    BGCP - Michael Lennox Jun 23, 2021

    Cain's wry and slightly nuts script is hilarious, as a Scot who only knows about camps from Horror Films, it's great to see another side of these strangely American ideals. Maude shines through the issue full of misfits and insane adults making this a great addition to the series. Solid start to this short series. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Jul 14, 2021

    This first issue does a great job of re-starting Maude's story. With new environs and characters with which to mix, Cain has maintained traction for Maude's story, told as always with her tongue firmly in her cheek and smart and snappy dialogue. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Jul 14, 2021

    It would have seemed like there wouldnt have been a whole lot of ground for Cain and company to cover after the first series. Rather than trying to repeat the successes of the first series, Cain. And company are valiantly leading Maude in a totally new direction as she navigates her way through adolescence. The summer camp format might have been a bit more cleverly placed in a quick-moving series scheduled to run the length of a single summer, but every other aspect of the series seems to be more or less perfectly placed at the end of the first issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Impulse Gamer - Kevin Mwenda Jul 18, 2021

    Man Eaters: The Cursed #1 lays a solid foundation for the Man-Eaters: The Cursed series. The inclusion of various snippets such as the registration form and very long camps contract helps set the mystery yet to unfold. Also, there is an over-emphasis on the campers various personality traits such as Gemini, Clumsy, Easily Startled, among others) and I am left wondering how do these influence the whole story? Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Nightmare of Solomon Jul 14, 2021

    Ah, Fuzzy-Ones!

    It's been a while!

    The story seems to be an improvement so far over the original story, but it's just the first issue -- it does have bits of cringe here and there, but it's nowhere near as bad as the original series -- but then again, and I repeat myself, it's just the first issue.

    Cain still has a penchant of trying to ape Hickman's love of graphic design by including tons of inserts, but they don't really add anything to the story and end up just using pages -- granted, she's not the only one, even other x-writers have failed to add anything to the story with their inserts, but I digress...

    Could be better, could be worse... ranking it low because of distrust towards Cain.

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