Tales of Syzpense #1

Writer: Chris Ryall, T. P. Louise, Ashley Wood Artist: Nelson Daniel Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: June 21, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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The split book revival is underway at Syzygy! Every month, TALES OF SYZPENSE presents two titanic 12-page tales of terror and turmoil! Up first, courtesy of Lore co-creators T.P. LOUISE & ASHLEY WOOD, the lead-off mystery of "Les Mort 13" plays out on the surreal and mysterious island of Southport after a run-in with Eris, the goddess of strife...

And then, proof that "power is wasted on the young"! CHRIS RYALL & NELSON DANIEL present "Dreamweaver," the story of an aging adventurer with a mystical secret who looks to pass on his abilities to the next generation of hero...until they have much greater success t more

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Jun 21, 2023

    The two features couldnt possibly look much different. The contrast between the two of them makes Tales of Syzspense one of the more unique-looking books to come out so far this year. Both of them seem to have been pulled out of some weird, dreamy, retro corner from a Silver Age that never really existed. Its fascinating stuff. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Comic Watch - Tyler Davis Jun 26, 2023

    Tales of Syzpense #1is an interesting anthology, combining classical comic book stories and abstract sequential storytelling. It is definite recommendation if there's room on the pull list for it, but it certainly isn't a book for everyone. However, the people who would enjoy it will really enjoy it, as it in many ways is an artistic masterclass in its attempted oddity. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicsOnline - Joe Schickman Jun 21, 2023

    Creators Chris Ryall and Nelson Daniel meticulously merge humor, action, and the immediately captivating chronicle of Cutler Cartlons exploits into an imaginative and enjoyable endeavor. DreamWeaver #1 is a self aware homage, drawing on classic comic tropes, but trading their often overused origins for an updated take that feels as fresh as it is funny. Teasing as much as it delivers, the story progresses smoothly without any of the over-bloated self importance often found in tales of introspective aging heroes coming to terms with their growing limitations. Will the character follow the comics lead in this? I cant wait to find out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Chris Coplan Jun 21, 2023

    A compelling new anthology gets it at least 75% right, and that's a win. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Charlie Ridgely Jun 21, 2023

    This round of Tales of Syzpense contains two different stories, both of which are solid and intriguing. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - kcscribbles Jun 21, 2023

    The first chapters of both stories in Tales of Syzpense #1 didnt entice me enough to run out and add the book to my pull list to see the next chapters. Though the second story is mildly interesting, theres not enough here for me to recommend the book. Read Full Review

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