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Nightworld #1

Writer: Paolo Leandri, Adam McGovern Artist: Paolo Leandri, Dominic Regan Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: August 6, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 2
7.1Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

Sad demon Plenilunio rules a haunted castle with his sleepwalking lover Lidia, and unwisely bargains with the evil Empyre to wake her. He's in a race for the mystic Soul Key with teen-from-hades Hotspot and the ruthless Hellena- agents of the Empyre with secret agendas. A four-part thrill ride to hell starts here, with humor, horror, tragic romance, and blockbuster monster fights, from the cult-hit team of ADAM McGOVERN & PAOLO LEANDRI (DR. ID, Idoru Jones).

  • 9.0
    Word Of The Nerd - William Aug 7, 2014

    The point I'm trying to make here is that Nightworld is an interesting, albeit short, addition to the Image Comics line-up. (The title is only scheduled for a four-issue run.) The artwork is bold & beautiful and the tale is engaging with rich words, romantically delivered. The combinations make for a pretty little book (it really is something to fawn over) covering not-so-pretty subjects (death, hell, demons," you know: the fun stuff) but if the remaining issues prove as grand as the first, Nightworld will be hard dream to wake from. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Michelle White Aug 8, 2014

    Looking back over the issue, it's hard to find any moment that's out-and-out horrific. While there are demons and monsters everywhere you look, the emphasis is more on emotional darkness than on any grisly details. In this way, the sense of horror envelops the issue, feeling continuous with and inseparable from the overall stylization. There's a right way to do old-fashioned horror, and if anybody needs a case study, this comic, despite one or two hiccups, is an excellent guide. With a compelling central concept, sumptuous art, and a brooding protagonist we can't help but feel for, "Nightworld" offers the perfect blend of camp, atmosphere, and emotionality. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Aug 11, 2014

    As I was pulled into the Nightworld and carried along through the issue I felt the enthusiasm Leandri put into his art on every page. The marriage of Leandri's art with McGovern's words created a world that came alive for me. It's stylized instead of hyper-realistic, but that made the depictions of the weird dreamscapes work all the better. Nightworld is a horror comic mixed with a tale of tragic romance and a touch of humor blended in to lighten the mood and crank of the ‘fun factor' of reading this comic. I'm looking forward to #2! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Kimberly Gibson Aug 6, 2014

    Again, I haven't seen anything like Nightworld out there and it feels like a breath of fresh hell fire. I can't praise Paolo Leandri and Dominic Regan enough for their artwork; it's so unique and alluring. Every detail is on point. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Capeless Crusader - Cody Mudge Aug 5, 2014

    Beautiful writing and gorgeous art make for a compelling opening for this series, but a weak finish may leave some readers uncertain. McGovern and Leandri don't necessarily have a runaway classic on their hands but do get major points for taking a huge risk with this series. The trippy, crazy art should raise a few eyebrows. “Nightworld #1″ will provide you with an experience that is unlike anything else you'll find at your local comic book store this week, and that really does make it worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - Gregory Paul Silber Aug 7, 2014

    It may not be very accessible, but Nightworld provides a uniquely dark, romantic experience unlike anything else on the stands right now. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Marco Piva-Dittrich Aug 15, 2014

    Interesting first issue, the future of Nightworld looks bright Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Rhymes With Geek - Ben Penfold-Marwick Aug 5, 2014

    Its great to see the crazy in comic books. There is no panel of interested parties controlling where comics like this go. The creators are able to just do what they like, and we are treated to some crazy worlds because of this. After the introductory chapter, Im still not 100% sure what is going on, but there is a nice sense of style here that will draw me back to see whats next. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Edward Aug 5, 2014

    All in all, this could be a fun little mini series if Nightworld #1 is anything to go by. Be sure to keep an eye out for the next few issues if this is your thing. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Aug 8, 2014

    "Nightworld" #1 is a good debut for these two creators, and I'm glad that Image picked this book up. It's fun looking and stands out in both story and art from those around it. Take a look, you'll be pleasantly surprised. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics: The Gathering - RobertJCross Aug 6, 2014

    If you dig older comics, don't skip this series. If you don't, read Preacher or something. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Peter Schmeiser Aug 5, 2014

    Between the art and various dialogues, I had to struggle to stay focused and not skip pages and panels until I was interested again. Perhaps when both Artist and writer mature their craft a little I'll be interested, but for now I'll pass on Night World. Read Full Review

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