Redneck #1

Writer: Donny Cates Artist: Lisandro Estherren Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: April 19, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 21
8.6Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

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The Bowmans are VAMPIRES who have quietly run the local barbecue joint in their small town for years, living off cow's blood. Their peaceful coexistence ends as generations of hate, fear, and bad blood bubble to the surface--making it impossible to separate man from monster!
Critically acclaimed writer DONNY CATES (GOD COUNTRY) and artist LISANDRO ESTHERREN serve up the tale of a DIFFERENT kind of family just trying to get by, deep in the heart of Texas.

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - kolbey leek Apr 20, 2017

    This comic is gonna be a hell of a ride! Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Comicsverse - Rana Apr 26, 2017

    REDNECK is the story of The Bowmans, a Sulfur Springs family living on the edges of town, quietly minding their local barbecue joint. Their vampirism is something of a family secret. The family has survived on the blood of the cattle they use for their barbecues, with some members enjoying a paint-thinner cow blood cocktail on occasion. REDNECK #1 marks the beginning and the end of their life of solitude, for the worse. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    411Mania - Jonathan Durden Apr 27, 2017

    This is a well done first issue of a series that I think will have readers engrossed in it for as long as it is being published. Donny Cates is definitely a writer to look out for in these coming months. He has some buzz building around his Aftershock-published series Babyteeth, and Image's God Country sounds like one to look into as well. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Nikki Sherman Apr 20, 2017

    Do yourself a favor, and snag a copy of the first issue before you can't. This is not a book to miss. Filled with an exciting and building plot, appealing and complicated characters, and animated, but soothing art,Redneck#1 is the southern showdown you need to read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Apr 18, 2017

    While at first glance this might look like just another vampire tale, Redneck is actually a story about family and the struggles involved in trying to break an age-old cycle of violence and hatred. Its also all but guaranteed to sink its teeth into you from the very first page. Highly, highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Cas Apr 18, 2017

    Cates really has a knack for storytelling, between this and God Country, he tells otherworldly stories with such strong characters. Being the first issue, there is already a cast of characters depicted here and we are able to get a good feeling for them. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Alice W. Castle Apr 20, 2017

    Hot darn, this is a hell of a read. I'm expecting great things from this comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Apr 20, 2017

    'Redneck' does the impossible and makes vampires fresh and exciting again by not making it about vampires. Instead, Cates relies on authentic familial Texan charm and an unexpected turn of events. Estherren and Cunniffe give the book the tone and feel it deserves with pitch-perfect art. Cates does it again with another must-read comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Apr 19, 2017

    Redneck #1 is a must read if you want to see just another family trying to keep afloat in spite of the worst way to live your life. If you are distracted by the fact that the Bowmans are vampires, then you need to know that the story writing and character development comes before the obvious. You can always find new ways to captivate readers when it comes to vampires and this creative team nailed it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Apr 22, 2017

    Redneck creates a tangible emotional response to a family that feeds on blood. The characters are real and relatable, making you almost forget the monsters they could be. We spent time with them, seeing them on an average day. It just so happens that this day could be their last, as events escalate considerably. It's a good thing they run a barbeque joint because something tells me they're going to need a lot of wet naps. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Daniel Vlasaty Apr 19, 2017

    Even though I don't tend to like vampire stories, I enjoyed the modern twist on this one. I liked seeing the monsters hiding out from the humans, instead of the other way around. I liked that the vampires were Texans with deep southern roots and history. I like Donny Cates as a storyteller. There's a lot to like in Redneck, and I am just glad I gave the book a chance to win me over. So, go ahead, crack open a frosty Bloodweiser and learn a thing or two about them good ol' Bowman boys and that time they got on the wrong side of mean old Father Landry. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - stephengervais Apr 18, 2017

    There are a slew of good Image titles, and the best ones need your support, so go out and grab this issue. It's worth it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Apr 18, 2017

    Redneck #1 is, for the most part, exactly what a first issue should be. Its a tone piece that sets up some intrigue, with a few character moments tossed in so we know who were going to be reading about. Its incredibly well done. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Chris Campbell Apr 20, 2017

    Overall,Redneck feels like it will be a successful book. Already, in one short issue, the creators have been able to communicate so much to the reader. The letter from Cates to the reader is a must read; its a key part to meaning of this story. Definitely pick up this book if you can relate to some of the themes mentioned above or want a different kind of vampire story. It will be interesting to see if the family can continue to leave their inner monsters in the dark. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Doom Rocket - Brandy Dykhuizen Apr 24, 2017

    At times funny, a tad scary, and written in such a way that you instantly side with vampires of all things, Redneck #1 is an engrossing story with a captivating aesthetic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Superbromovies - Jordan Humphrey Apr 22, 2017

    This issue was mainly used for setup and introduction but with already seeing a fleshed out story and unique artwork as well as a great story so far it is one of the best issue number ones I have read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Apr 20, 2017

    Redneck is a good first issue, it sets up the story well and by then end of the issue the reader is well versed in this world and where the characters stand. It is hard to tell where the story will go from here. Obviously, there is going to be some retaliation and more blood spilled, but Cates leaves the reader with some deeper mysteries about the Bowman's vampire heritage and exactly why the Landry's have been feuding with them throughout the years. The art is good, especially the scenery and background details, but the more "cartoony" proportions of the characters sometimes throw off the "vibe" of the first issue. Overall Redneck #1 is a good start o a new series and delivers a tale of family feuds and how one bad night and make for a whole mess of trouble. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Apr 23, 2017

    Donny Cates gives us a story that isn't necessarily original, but it has some intrigue moving forward from here. The art is good once you get used to the style, but takes a few pages to adjust to. If this book can take the concept it has established so far and build on it in a new way, I think this book will be really good. We just have to see where it goes next month. Read Full Review

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