The Closet #1

Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: Gavin Fullerton Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: June 1, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 23
8.6Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

A tale of existential familial horror by JAMES TYNION IV (THE DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH, RAZORBLADES) and GAVIN FULLERTON (BOG BODIES, Bags). Thom is moving cross-country with his family and dragging the past along with them. His son, Jamie, is seeing monsters in the bedroom closet and will not let them go.

  • 10
    BGCP - Andy MacGregor Jun 4, 2022

    A thoroughly unsettling book from start to finish. And I loved everything about it. It's been a while since I've read through a book that makes gives you a real feeling of dread. But this brought back memories of being a small child and scared of the dark. This is a book that I would recommend everyone picks up. It's definitely my book of the week and I can't wait for the next instalment. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday May 14, 2022

    Deeply human and unnerving, The Closet #1 is a stellar horror comic with a top-tier Tynion script and outstanding visual work from Fullerton and O'Halloran. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Jamie Lovett Jun 1, 2022

    The Closet #1 is a page-turner. It's unfettered by overwrought narration, rendered obsolete by the impeccably crafted, atmospheric artwork. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jun 1, 2022

    Fullerton delivers some great art that brilliantly sets the right emotional tone for the characters and their world. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    GWW - Emmet Davis Jun 1, 2022

    Think of David Lynch. Think of The Closet. Then think of what is hiding the dark, in the corners of your room, of you mind. The Closet from James Tynion IV and crew is incredible. Its eerie and emotional. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Christopher Egan Jun 2, 2022

    Final Verdict: 8.5, A solemn and truthful look at the feelings, and the monsters, hiding in our closets. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    COMICON - Tom Smithyman May 30, 2022

    The Closet deals with a universal childhood horror something creeping around in the bedroom closet. The creative team ratchets up the tension in their first in a three-part series of psychological terror. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comics Bookcase - Clyde Hall May 18, 2022

    The Closet #1 serves up subtle unrest, the sort experienced when viewing old closed-circuit footage and gaining intimate insights strangers werent meant to see. Nothing sordid, nothing unseemly. Except for that disturbing, indistinct shadow staring back at us from the depths of a murky closet. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Noelle Modelo May 31, 2022

    Overall,The Closet#1 sets the story with deep unrest. Whether that's from Thom and his desperate attempt at keeping his family in one piece, or Jamie's fear of the monster in his closet - the insights that are gathered in this opening issue promise a disturbing, enticing journey for the rest of the miniseries. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Jun 1, 2022

    Tynions one misstep is in the stereotypical family roles of his characters.  To further this sense of unease, Gavin Fullerton and Chris OHalloran partner to deliver a muted reality that captures the sense of everyday life pushed to the extremes.  Overall, The Closet #1 is a must-read for fans of horror comics or those interested in stories steeped in the challenges of everyday life. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jun 1, 2022

    The Closet #1 is an intriguing start. It very much sets up who these characters are and the conflict they face with each other but beyond that not much. There's some teases as what's to come but not much more. It's focus is on delivering characters we can relate with an conflict so many have experienced with each other. The manufactured scares can wait, the melting of an family delivers enough of that in this first issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - Mark Scott May 31, 2022

    As far as ratings go, its very difficult to just put a number on it based on just this issue because while this hasnt blown me away, I know the whole story is going to be really good. I would say therefore that this issue is a tentative 3.5/5, but I reserve the right to upgrade that when the future issues arrive. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Blubber1976 Jul 29, 2022

    Another winner from Tynion, Fullerton and Image comics with a story that perfectly captures petty marital disputes, parental challenges and childhood traumas. 10/10

  • 9.0
    Jeroen DarkSkywise Jul 3, 2022

    Didn't really expect much... I'm not into horror, and there was that typical scratchy newfangled ho-hum artwork again, but hey, let's give it a chance!

    At 2/3 I was hooked! It became really exciting & suspenseful (is that a word?), and I had to keep myself from turning the pages faster and faster (you probably know the feeling, even with digital versions). And, oh no, the closet monster is _real_ and it's going to... [sorry, spoilers!]

    In short: very well written (still no fan of this kind of art tho'), very believable 3-dimensional characters, great suspense, recommended!

  • 9.0
    Jawsh Jun 9, 2022

    So this is officially the golden age of James Tynion IV.
    I love how personal he spins his tales of horror. And as more original work comes out, mixed in with his big two projects, his style gets sharper and better.

    His characters are lost and misplaced, regardless if they're facing matters overwhelming beyond their control from external forces (like in Nice House on the Lake) or against nightmares from realms that exist deep within our psych (like in Nightmare Country). Another similarity is what makes these characters tick and how personal he gets with the relationships between them and other characters or the relationships they have with themselves.

    On the page, the horror unfolds from the disconnect between th more

  • 8.0
    DDJamesB Jun 3, 2022

    I enjoyed it. I think it didn't give us much but, I liked the realness of it, and the creepiness of that little thing.

  • 8.0
    Costa Rica Comic Club Jun 2, 2022

    The Closet
    Nuevo comic de terror de parte de Images comics. El escritor estrella James Tynion lV junto a Gavin Fullerton y Chris O’halloran nos dan una historia de terror familiar que nos cuenta como el monstruo del closet es real y puede ser eliminado con orina de unicornio.

    Lo malo.
    A nuestro parecer James Tynion está siendo muy repetitivo en su tipo de escritura, ya que se siente que los diálogos son un poco reciclados, los cuales no quieren decir que sean malos, sino son algo que siempre notamos en su escritura y llega a verse muy repetitivo.

    Lo Bueno.
    El arte calza perfecto con la historia, ambos son toscos y poco complejos. La historia, aunque simple y un poco cliché tiene mucho potencial, ya more

  • 7.0
    Briton Jun 13, 2022

    Not a particularly strong start.

  • 7.0
    Gizmo Jun 5, 2022

    Okay, so the parents aren't likeable at all, which I assume is on purpose and will pay off in some way down the road. The creepy factor is there, but I'm not getting a strong hook to keep me invested since I don't care about any of the characters.

  • 9.0
    27Nerder Feb 18, 2023

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    Zach_C Sep 30, 2022

  • 9.0
    DXthegame415 Jun 9, 2022

  • 9.0
    tonpas1989 May 30, 2022

  • 8.5
    Hailey Feb 2, 2023

  • 8.5
    Happywifelife Jul 11, 2022

  • 8.5
    Josecab79 Jun 8, 2022

  • 8.0
    jmprados Jul 3, 2022

  • 8.0
    Jason The Dude Jul 2, 2022

  • 8.0
    retcon_D Jun 5, 2022

  • 8.0
    Silver Rocket Jun 2, 2022

  • 8.0
    daspidaboy Jun 1, 2022

  • 7.5
    Frank61 Jun 6, 2022

  • 7.0
    Watchtower022 Jun 1, 2022

  • 6.5
    ComicWorm Jun 2, 2022

  • 4.5
    pizzamain Jun 1, 2022

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