The Bone Orchard Mythos: Tenement #1

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Dave Stewart Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: June 21, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 13
8.9Critic Rating
8.3User Rating


From the Eisner-winning creative team behind GIDEON FALLS, PRIMORDIAL, and TEN THOUSAND BLACK FEATHERS comes the biggest and most essential project yet in the bold and ambitious new shared horror universe of THE BONE ORCHARD MYTHOS!!!

In this extra-length first issue, JEFF LEMIRE & ANDREA SORRENTINO bring you the story of seven residents in a building and the dark secrets that bind them together...beginning with a death that feels much more sinister than natural.

TENEMENT is the newest entry into THE BONE ORCHARD MYTHOS from LEMIRE & SORRENTINO. This universe features self-contained graphic novel more

  • 10
    ComicsOnline - Tony Rhea Jun 1, 2023

    Lemire, Sorrentino and Stewart once again leave me enthralled, and continue a trail of excellence that will redefine horror for the next generation. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Luke Anthony Jun 29, 2023

    As with the Art across the Bone Orchard tales, a deep sense of mystery is woven into every image with a cinematic flare. By capturing the characters in enigmatic poses and spreading intricate panels across dark and eerie backgrounds. Sorrentino proves, yet again, that he's a master of telling suspenseful horror stories. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Jun 21, 2023

    Its horror. Its subtle and sinister. Theres going to be some very, very dark stuff thats going to hit the pages of future issues as things progress, but for now, Lemire and Sorrentino are more than content to let the mood resonate off the page before the shadows take over and plunge everything into darkness. The anticipation of that darkness is SO palpable in the first issue of the series. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    COMICON - Tom Smithyman Jun 1, 2023

    The Eisner Award-winning creative team is back with a new story in the Bone Orchard Mythos. This first chapter in the 10-part series defies expectations by spending most of its time introducing readers to its many main characters. It's a curious choice, but one that is sure to keep readers coming back for more. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jun 21, 2023

    Sorrentino is a master at setting the tone and mood of a story visually. The art is brilliant detailed, dark and subdued in a way that forces you to check every shadow for something ominous while also marveling at the brilliant environments and characters. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerd Initiative - Ken M. Jun 21, 2023

    Sorrentino and Stewart capture the grittiness of daily life with a supernatural shadow on the horizon. The initial introduction brings readers in with giving each major character a three panel mini story to clarify a piece of their daily activities. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jun 19, 2023

    Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino deliver an incredible start to the latest entry in The Bone Orchard Mythos. You are immediately invested in the seven leads in Tenement #1 with how Jeff Lemire develops each of them through the writing. Then there is the incredible artwork by Sorrentino and colorist David Stewart that gets over the vibe of the story with great use of page space. It all comes togethers for a can't miss comic book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Colin Moon Jun 20, 2023

    Instantly engaging and beautifully composed, Tenement #1 shows the growing potential to a much larger whole. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Jun 23, 2023

    Tenement #1 delivers a great setup for a horror story that promises lots of atmosphere and potential world-building. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Gonkbonk - Javier Reyes Jun 22, 2023

    Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino establish a new horror story that explores the hidden darkness that lurks around ordinary people. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Johann du Plessis Jun 20, 2023

    As the chilling tale of Tenement unfolds, Lemire and Sorrentino weave a web of terror that lingers long after the final page is turned. With its well-developed characters, haunting atmosphere, and masterful artwork, the creative team immerses readers in a world where ordinary lives collide with supernatural horrors. While eagerly awaiting the next issue, Tenement stands as a testament to the enduring power of psychological horror and the seemingly boundless imagination of its creators. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Spencer Perry Jun 21, 2023

    Even readers that have been with The Bone Orchard Mythos may find that Tenement is the densest story of the universe yet. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    wakizashireviews Jun 20, 2023

    Dark, brooding, creepy and atmospheric with some excellent character development, especially for an opening issue. If you enjoy horror comics that offer a more unsettling psychological horror than shock and gore, try this comic. Lemire has written a compelling first issue and Sorrentino's art is as impressive as ever.

    A solid recommendation for fans of intelligent horror stories.

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  • 8.0
    AfterForeverComics Jul 10, 2023

    This is the next little mini-series in “The Bone Orchard Mythos.” Which is Jeff Lemire horror universe. This is the third entry into that universe after, The Passageway was a graphic novel and was the first, Ten Thousand Black Feathers was the second and that was a mini-series. Ten Thousand Black Feathers I really got into so needless to say I was looking forward to this and all the entries into The Bone Orchard Mythos.

    So knowing this issue is just going to be setting the groundwork for the story ahead. It was kind of slow and didn’t really go anywhere. You get introduced to the characters and the setting, which is an apartment building. It lingers on there being seven people. Isaac is a child that lives with his m more

  • 8.0
    Nimesh Jul 4, 2023

    📚 Get ready for a bone-chilling read with "Tenement: A Bone Orchard Mythos"! This indie horror comic, published by Image Comics, is creating waves with its captivating storytelling and incredible creative team of Jeff Lemire, Andrea Sorrentino, and Dave Stewart.

    🌟 In this shared universe of self-contained horror stories, we explore the lives of seven individuals living in a tenement building. Each character has their own struggles, and as their paths intertwine, mysterious and terrifying events begin to unfold.

    😱 From unexplained deaths to eerie sightings, the comic keeps readers on the edge of their seats. The story raises questions about a mysterious key, a haunting sculpture, and a fly trapped in a bulb—h more

  • 7.5
    DDJamesB Jun 22, 2023

    I'm giving it a more favorable grade due to the art. The art really makes this story, and adds the atmosphere which is what I liked most about it. It introduced the characters and a kid got a key. That's all that really happened.

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