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Stillwater #1

Writer: Chip Zdarsky Artist: Ramon K. Perez Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: September 16, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 30
8.6Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

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SERIES PREMIERE! Nobody dies. In the town of Stillwater, that's not just a promise. It's a threat. Join superstar writer CHIP ZDARSKY (THE WHITE TREES, Daredevil) and Eisner Award-winning artist RAM N K PÉREZ (Jim Henson's Tale of Sand, Jane) as they dive into a world of horror and intrigue in this new ongoing Skybound series.

  • 9.9
    Comics Bookcase - Keigen Rea Sep 15, 2020

    This comic feels designed for everyone to enjoy it, and I think everyone will. Its extra-sized for the same cost as the average comic, and it is extremely worth it. Jump on now and dont regret it. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Sep 16, 2020

    Zdarsky fills his script with a certain dread. He really is one of the most imaginative creators out there. Ramon K. Perez is one my favorite artists out there. This might be my favorite work of his. It is beautifully illustrated and has great storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Geek'd Out - Michael Farris Jr. Sep 16, 2020

    Stillwater #1 is a gripping, mysterious start to what should be a fantastic series for horror fans. If that isn't enough to convince you to buy it, here's another thought: I don't know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don't have money, but what I do have are a very particular set of skills. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you buy Stillwater now that'll be the end of it. (Buy the book; you'll get the joke when you do.) Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bleeding Cool - Theo Dwyer Oct 2, 2020

    Zdarsky and Perez build character so well that this horror comic would be just as fun to read if nothing scary ended up happening to the characters. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 16, 2020

    Ramon Perez does some great work with the art in this issue. The characters are expressive and detailed. The backgrounds are great and there are some great visual transitions throughout the issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Sep 16, 2020

    Stillwater #1 is a fantastic comic that's a must for fans of the horror genre. It's a solid debut issue that while has a lot of familiar elements, puts them together in such a way that they suck you in. Where this series goes should be fascinating and what happens next is unknown. But, it's that mystery that we want to explore more of. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Carlos R. Sep 17, 2020

    I love me a good horror title and if you’re of like mind, definitely pickup Stillwater #1, it’s sure to have you hooked by the last page. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Sep 26, 2020

    Stillwater scratches that small town horror itch. It starts with a rock-solid premise then builds to a fascinating and unsettling story that should not be missed. This is a comic that's going to stay with you for some time, your mind racing with possibilities and wondering what will happen next. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    GWW - B Ferg Sep 17, 2020

    Complimenting Zdarsky's tale are artist and colorist Ramon K Perez and Mike Spicer. These two provide a brilliant panels depicting both the calmness and creepiness of Stillwater and the people who live there. Stillwater # 1 introduces us to a town where nothing changes. Unfortunately for Daniel and Tony, the townsfolk are willing to do anything to ensure this. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Sequential Planet - Marcus Orchard Sep 16, 2020

    Stillwater #1 doesn't throw tons of horror at the reader. Instead, it is a strong introduction that brings the stakes and great characters. The premise is great, but it remains to be seen if everything will be executed well enough. For now, this is a series worth checking. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Nathan Simmons Sep 19, 2020

    This first issue takes its time establishing characters, then pulls the rug out from under the reader. It's a fantastic standalone horror story, which makes the fact that it will be continuing even more exciting. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Sep 16, 2020

    When all is said and done I thinkStillwater #1sets up a story with an intriguing hook and characters that have the potential to grow. If Zdarsky and crew can deliver on its narrative this could be the start of a truly interesting tale. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Adam Brown Sep 21, 2020

    As we head into Stillwater, things are definitely not as they seem. This sleepy little town where nothing changes is almost a literal description, and theres a sudden change in pacing and tension which is perfect for this type of story. The slow introduction of these characters leads to a satisfying concept pay-off and violence aplenty. From going in cold, I found myself won over by the strength of this debut issue. Its not out-and-out horror, so theres gonna be broader reader appeal here. Fair warning though, its not for the faint of heart. Either way, one to consider adding to the pull list. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Sep 16, 2020

    I personally feel like Zdarsky and Prez took bit long of a detour to get the first chapter of Stillwater up and running, but the foundation of the story is definitely solid (if not cursed in some capacity), and I'm curious what will come next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Sep 16, 2020

    It's an effective first issue and the rare single issue that functions well as a horror story entirely on its own. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Gabriel Hernandez Sep 16, 2020

    STILLWATER #1 is a familiar story with generally passable art. There's potential for the second issue based on the ending, but it's too soon to tell if this series is a winner. Read Full Review

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