TerrorWar #1

Writer: Saladin Ahmed Artist: Dave Acosta Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: April 19, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 5
8.5Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

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Eisner-winning writer SALADIN AHMED (Miles Morales) and superstar horror artist DAVE ACOSTA (Elvira) make their Image debut with this sci-fi horror series about working people fighting mind-bending monsters.
Blue City was the last livable place on Earth. Now it's crawling with Terrors-creatures that transform into their victims' worst fears. Humanity's last hope? Muhammad Cho and his overworked, underpaid crew of freelance Terrorfighters.
"We're not heroes-we're contractors."

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Tim Adams Apr 19, 2023

    It has some classic trademark themes of a hit tactical squad being assembled to solve a problem, with the added twist of a darker version of this team also existing for the two groups to clash. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Tom Smithyman Apr 4, 2023

    Dark cityscapes of a dystopian future and even darker terrors highlight this new kind of war of terror. A strong script gets things started, but the visuals really tell the story here. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Dave Quicker Apr 21, 2023

    I thoroughly enjoyed this issue and the craftsmanship on display by Ahmed, Acosta, and the whole team. Im hoping that the Terrors - and the forms that they take - slowly tell the story of how Blue City came to be the only remaining refuge for humans in a post-apocalyptic world - and that this premise stays fresh and exciting. Highly recommended! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lotusland Comics - Hank Rea Apr 26, 2023

    Blue City was the last livable place on Earth. Now it's crawling with Terrors-creatures that transform into their victims' worst fears. Humanity's last hope? Muhammad Cho and his overworked, underpaid crew of freelance Terrorfighters. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - kcscribbles Apr 19, 2023

    Terrorwar #1 is a great beginning to a new series, incorporating elements of cyberpunk, kaiju and 80s action films and introducing a great new cast of characters with Muhammad Cho and his team. Theres enough here to get the reader hooked, with a cliffhanger ending that promises to make next issue even more intense. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Capes & Tights - Justin Soderberg Apr 20, 2023

    The outstanding horror illustrating ability of Acosta's pairs well with this story. The way Dave brings to life a nightmare, which can either be laughed at or fear or both, is something that completes the comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Apr 18, 2023

    You'll want to explore the world of Terrorwar once you start reading. It blends sci-fi horror and social commentary with an eclectic mix of characters. Throw in the concept of nightmares coming alive, and it's bound to find a place in your pull list. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Graphic Policy - Brett Apr 19, 2023

    Terrorwar #1 is a great start with an overall concept that might feel familiar but the end result is a well worn world due to the detail and thought put into it all. It's an entertaining debut that has us wondering what terrors lie in the next issue and wanting to find out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicsOnline - Kevin Gaussoin Apr 19, 2023

    The premise of TerrorWar is an alluring one. I will absolutely be adding this to my pull list. I can't wait to see how the story about Blue City unfolds. The only surviving city on Earth? I think not!  Im excited to read how Eisner winning writer, Saladin Ahmed will tell the tale of Blue City. Is it the jewel in the darkness or is it one jewel in an infinity gauntlet? Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Multiversity Comics - Quinn Tassin Apr 24, 2023

    Simple and fun with a strong social message, "TerrorWar is an exciting new addition to comic shelves Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    COMICON - Anton Kromoff Apr 25, 2023

    Terrorhunter is a love letter to everything that is fun about dystopian science fiction, and fans of the genre will get a kick out of the familiar landscapes and cramped streets that have become hallmarks of the genre. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Williamflipper May 10, 2023

    Promising sci fi surreal story. Blade runner meets Satoshi Kon's Paprika/ Paranoia Agent.

  • 7.5
    thecimmerian Apr 23, 2023

    Soooo much social critique here. Feels like this book can't get over itself. Sci-fi future with possible magical metaphysical monsters. Nothing great nothing bad. Read it if your a fan of the writer or artist.

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  • 5.0
    Liberty K Jun 28, 2023

    Too on-the-nose for my liking. The idea of terrors and those who are tasks with killing them is unique and compelling, but economic hierarchical distopias alla Snowpiercer always feel heavy-handed to me and I can't get passed it. Plus the members of our plucky band of mercs are nothing new, even if they are outwardly more diverse than most comic book teams in the past. I don't think I'll be reading issue 2, even though the art and writing are quite good. I just find that I dont really care.... Sorry, Ahmed and Acosta!

  • 9.5
    Happywifelife May 5, 2023

  • 7.5
    ComicWorm May 28, 2023

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