The Gravediggers Union #1

Writer: Wes Craig Artist: Toby Cypress Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: November 1, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 7
8.7Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

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DEADLY CLASS co-creator WES CRAIG launches a new series with art by rising star TOBY CYPRESS (Omega Men)! The supernatural world has gone crazy! The apocalypse is coming, and only the Gravediggers Union can stop it! How? Well, first their leader Cole has to find his estranged daughter. But is she the one behind the apocalypse? Wild comedic horror with steroid zombies, monster gods, swamp vampires, ghost storms, and space monkeys! OVERSIZED FIRST ISSUE!

  • 10
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Nov 11, 2017

    The Gravediggers Union is off to a tremendous start. It's got a great premise, awesome artwork, and brilliant colors that come together to make this perfect horror package. This is an impressive and oversized debut issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Daniel Vlasaty Nov 2, 2017

    The Gravediggers Union is a lot more than I was expecting. It's a solid opening issues and maybe one of my favorite first issues of the year. I feel like this book could have easily become something safe and boring and redundant. Monster hunters are kind of blah in my opinion. But I'm happy to say that this book is great and I fucking loved it. There are a lot of horror comics coming out right now. But I feel like this one is doing something a little different than all the rest, and I'm excited to continue reading it. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Kristopher Grey Nov 7, 2017

    Keep the terror rolling even after Halloween with this eerie, and altogether thrilling, comic. Cole knows much more than he is letting on, so Im eager to watch the gravediggers embark on a perilous mission. With the visual talent of Toby Cypress and Niko Guardia to exude a classic horror feel, Wes Craig joins the ranks of great storytellers in his writing debut. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Pop Culture HQ - Joshua Winchester Nov 1, 2017

    Welcome to the world of The Gravediggers Union. They are the guardians of life, protectors of mankind against all kinds of thing that bump in the night. If theres a problem to be solved, theyre on the job. Wes Craig, Toby Cypress, Niko Guardia and Jared K. Fletcher have landed big time with this series. Its going to be a real treat to watch what they do together as it moves forward. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Harrison Rawdin Nov 1, 2017

    The Gravediggers Union #1 is an outstanding way to start things off what with an entry that features ghost storms, a trash golem and zombies. As crazy as it gets the creative team never loses focus on what will really make their supernatural yarn successful. So much so that this seems to understand what it wants to be and who it's eager to attract via comiXology or your local comic book shop. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Nov 6, 2017

    'The Gravediggers Union' was an unexpected joy to read. Instead of bombarding the reader with the usual onslaught of monsters and violence, Craig and Cypress make this uniquely compelling story about the people in the trenches, the first responders when supernatural phenomena occur. It sets up an unsanctioned meeting, a mysterious amulet, and the impending apocalypse. What more could you want? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Pastrami Nation - Jesse Ramirez Nov 12, 2017

    Be sure to check this issue out, you wont regret it! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Connor Stephens Nov 1, 2017

    The Gravediggers Union #1 could easily have become just another by-the-numbers monster-hunting book. While still ostensibly an establishing issue, the world-building and uniqueness of the story being built, Craigs and Cypresss pencils and Guardias colours make this a memorable debut that may just blossom into one of the finest supernatural horror comics to hit the shelves. Plus, how can you possibly go wrong with 40 pages of comics for just $3.99? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Christopher Rodriguez Nov 1, 2017

    There was lot to like about the first issue of this comic book series. For a horror-comedy it surprisingly doesn't seem to be content with giving readers a run of the mill "chosen one" monster hunter story. This series has a lot of potential to blowup. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Oct 31, 2017

    An excellent opening issue that reveals a world monster-lovers are gonna need to read. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Manny Gomez Oct 31, 2017

    'Grave Diggers Union' is the start of a unique concept with an already building mythology and a great cast of characters. It's beautifully drawn and designed. A gorgeous looking book meant to be read and held in your hands. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Kent Falkenberg Nov 2, 2017

    Bro-dude zombies taking selfies " who wouldn't want to run them through with an excavator? Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Comicsverse - Aaron Young Nov 10, 2017

    THE GRAVEDIGGERS UNION #1 is Wes Craig's new horror-fueled comic series. Packed with interesting visuals and an alluring story, this comic effectively combines the scary and sweet elements of Halloween. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Dana Folkard Nov 1, 2017

    Overall, I found The Gravediggers Union #1 to be a hoot. I was skeptical at first, but once I was introduced to Cole and his gang of ragtag monster slayers, I began to suspect that this comic might be a little different. Wes Craig has my attention, as I'm intrigued with the story and want to know what going to happen next. Horror fans delight, as this is a gritty apocalyptic story, filled with plenty of guts and gore. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Nov 1, 2017

    One suspects that Craig's crazy world is something of a mirror to our own, like all good genre pieces. With this first issue, he drops just enough hints about Cole's relationship with his daughter to give us a motivation for us to stick around for the long haul. These characters just seem like they'll be a ball to hang out with along the way too. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - christopher scott author Dec 11, 2017

    The art style by Toby Cypress and Niko Guardia changes styles as the issue progresses. The issue presents two distinctive art styles from both artists involved. One shows off the darker side of the world while the other shows the everyday lives of those who fight against the supernatural threat to Earth. It's an interesting way to really emphasize things and does so through the art style. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Doug Warren Nov 1, 2017

    If you are a fan of the horror or zombie genres and are looking to get in early on a new series that has the power to go the distance, now is your chance. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Pierre Brown Nov 1, 2017

    Im holding out hope for this series though because theres a black lead character, hints of past traumatic events, and perhaps when the witches show up Ill have a completely different opinion of the series. The first issue could have been a whole lot better regarding plot but serves its purpose of properly introducing the readers to the setting. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bill Blaze Nov 1, 2017

    This book is actually really good. I like what I see so far.

  • 7.0
    READ RUMBLE Nov 3, 2017

    Good story. I’m on board. Art was absolute crap..almost amatuerish. The police chief’s head looked like it got bigger within a couple of panels.

  • 9.5
    geekgenre Dec 17, 2017

    The story is a joy to read, it feels weighted and oversized as Image Comics describe which is great as never had I felt a comic issue feel quite in depth to read and time to indulge, its 30 pages of glorified heart wrenching adrenaline!. We follow three main guys Cole, Ortiz, and Haley whom are veterans in their line of work from the a committee called the Grave Diggers Union, whom are to protect the ordinary citizens from the strange undergoings of the supernatural attacks like zombies and other weird like creatures from the ground.
    I love Wes Craig's artwork especially from Deadly Class, in the following he sets the mysterious scenes of uniform like human instincted primates that are placing strange green-like goo jelly to a dark tree-like alien at the top near an dead-like chthonic creature. Its visually perplexing and refined work in the first few pages, you get a lot of richness in the art however we are not also there to glance in awry about that the richness in a different way also goes to Toby Cypress’s art has a lot to be desired than first seen, it may take a little getting used to, but once you follow, you are immersed in the grindhouse like, frantic and scattered yet poetic drawing with the ben day dots and fray black lines that darts around to create texture in the characters.
    “The Gravediggers Union” #1 is a dirty, gritty yet full on in depth comic story, and is a brilliant issue one comic, Craig’s work is full of layering of information and is as easy to
    digest in its introduction, whilst Cypress compliments all of this with intensity and poetic emotion in the drawings with much angst in a good way like an overpacked sketchbook about workers tyring to stop supernatural entities. I absolutely loved it and it has something for everyone, and is my top ten comic books this year!

  • 9.0
    Tior Nov 16, 2017

    Really catchy story with interesting plot and well written characters. Art can be sometimes in some scenes little bit confusing but overall it is great.

  • 10
    that dude Nov 3, 2017

  • 8.5
    Phil B. Nov 4, 2017

  • 8.0
    sovereignsfall18 Nov 7, 2017

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