Slumber #1

Writer: Tyler Burton Smith Artist: Vanessa Cardinali Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: March 16, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 12
8.3Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

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Stetson is a nightmare hunter. A dream detective. She runs a shoddy back-alley business where she helps clients sleep at night by entering their dreams and killing their nightmares. But Stetson's past comes back to haunt her when she tracks down a literal living nightmare - a serial killer that murders people in their sleep.

SLUMBER is an ongoing series from the twisted minds of writer TYLER BURTON SMITH (Kung Fury,Child's Play) and rising-star artist VANESSA CARDINALI.

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Nick Lopez Mar 26, 2022

    If youre a casual comic reader, buy this comic. If youre a lover of the art of the comic book medium, buy this comic. If youre a speculator of comics that have the potential to blow up and be optioned for your next multimedia franchise, (Im telling you now, Slumber has that potential) buy this comic. If youre someone with a passing interest in words and shapesyou get the point. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Mar 16, 2022

    This is a very weird intersection of genres, but the end result is a very enjoyable jaunt that I'm going to be following very intently. Smith and Cardinali play off each other incredibly well, and I can't wait to see what future shenanigans are on the horizon. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Mar 16, 2022

    Cardinali delivers some fantastic and surreal imagery throughout the issue. The dream sequences are delightfully trippy and the art does a wonderful job of capturing the mood and tone of the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Geek'd Out - Gregory Brothers Mar 16, 2022

    All in all,Slumber #1is a fun read. Tyler Burton Smiths dialogue is quick and witty. From the beginning, the waking and dream worlds stand clearly defined by the art and character designs. This keeps the shifting between the two worlds from becoming too jarring for the reader. The concept of the story allows for plenty of growth and exploration of both Stenson and Finch. Meanwhile, keeping them apart in this first issue leaves something to look forward to in the future.Slumber #1definitely deserves a spot on your weekly pull list. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Joe Skonce Mar 17, 2022

    Slumber #1 takes full advantage of the medium to create an exciting and surreal adventure where you don't want to wake up. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comics Bookcase - Clyde Hall Mar 16, 2022

    Chasing our dreams is supposedly a good thing. But when your dreams stalk you back? Then you need someone riding shotgun who sees those frightful phantasms, too. Someone carrying their own shotgun and unafraid to use it. In Slumber #1, Stetsons that hero weve been dreaming for. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Mar 16, 2022

    Slumber #1 does a great job introducing readers to its mysterious, bizarre world while also planting some great plot hooks to entice them to return. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Megan Peters Mar 16, 2022

    Slumber #1 is a delightful starting point for what will surely become a hit at Image Comics. Its dark aesthetic and supernatural twists have are already combining into a force to be reckoned with. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Mark Scott Mar 12, 2022

    As first issues go, this is a well paced, fun and frequently explosive funfair ride that is well worth picking up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Mar 16, 2022

    Slumber #1 is a fun comic with an interesting mystery. It balances its various tones really well so that even the horror presented doesn't come off as too shocking and instead a little comedic. It's definitely one worth checking out and giving a shot. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Nathan Simmons Mar 17, 2022

    'Slumber' brilliant combines dream logic with classic procedurals for an off-kilter tale all its own. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Hank Essman Mar 21, 2022

    Slumber's cast isn't here to ask what our dreams say about us. They're here to shoot the annoying bits and get a paycheck. Hopefully not give in to stress. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - kcscribbles Mar 16, 2022

    The issue begins with a detective duo investigating the latest murder caused by a possessed person.  Theyre the typical clich detectives, and they have no idea of the magnitude of whats going on.  So much of the issue is spent with Stetson, that the detectives come off as bland and flat because we get to know nothing about them.  By the end of the issue, its inevitable that their paths will cross with Stetson, so hopefully, at that point, theyll be fleshed out more.  Maybe Stetson will enter their nightmares so we can see what makes them tick? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Nerdly - Dean Fuller Mar 22, 2022

    Although I think the book will take an issue or two to find its feet, this has a lot of promise, but the omens are good. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bleeding Cool - Hannibal Tabu Mar 30, 2022

    While this may not work out for everyone, there is a solid entertainment value here and some creative, interesting ideas at play. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Jawsh Apr 27, 2022

    Fun, visually creative premise with a solid mystery and some strong twists and turns for a #1; sets the groundwork up for what could be a very fun series and if they're lucky, a TV SERIES within the next 1 - 5 years or so on some streaming service, somewhere.

  • 8.0
    J.A.G. Apr 22, 2022

    A strong first issue with a lot of potential!!

    We're introduced to Stetson, who is basically an exterminator of nightmares, as she blasts through a client's carnival dream. But something else has potentially been tampering with people's dreams, a dream spirit seems to be out for revenger for the one they call "Dream Eater" resulting in the violence to start spilling into the real world.

    The art is mostly flawless throughout, simple and effective all because of the vibrant colours that pop off the page. The book is gritty with a playful undertone, with the art summing up each panel splendidly.

    The story is fresh, intriguing and well paced, leaving a few loose ends to entice the reader to continue into the nex more

  • 8.0
    DDJamesB Mar 21, 2022

    It's definitely a good concept but, we will need to see more moving forward. It was a pretty good start though. Liked how weird and wild it was. Very entertaining.

  • 8.0
    pizzamain Mar 17, 2022

    slumber? i hardly know her

  • 8.0
    Costa Rica Comic Club Mar 17, 2022


    Slumber 1
    Un comic producido por Images comics. Escrito por Tyler Smith e ilustrado por Nathan Fox y Vanessa Cardinali. Una serie regular que empezó el 16 de marzo del 2022.
    Una detective/cazadora de sueños es contratada por clientes para acabar con sus pesadillas, podemos ver 4 personajes principales, dos cazadores y dos detectives. Los cuales están unidos por una el mismo objetivo, quien es un ente que posee cuerpos sonámbulos y comete asesinatos. Una primicia simple pero cumplidora.
    Ahora, con ya eso dado vamos a dar nuestro review:

    Lo Bueno.

    La historia: Fácil de seguir, con una base básica que no llega a confundir al lector, ya que, al ser un poco lineal a la hora de contarla, no se nece more

  • 9.5
    Happywifelife Apr 21, 2022

  • 9.5
    ds Mar 18, 2022

  • 9.0
    imderekreide Mar 20, 2022

  • 9.0
    ComicsFred Mar 18, 2022

  • 8.0
    Jason The Dude Apr 19, 2022

  • 8.0
    jmprados Apr 10, 2022

  • 8.0
    drackula Mar 17, 2022

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