The Hunt #1

Writer: Colin Lorimer Artist: Colin Lorimer Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 20, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 3
7.9Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Dream or reality? For a long time, teenager Orla Roche couldn't tell them apart, and now THE HUNT is coming with its nightmare world of the restless dead. An intense story of survival, THE HUNT is a supernatural horror tale that will give Irish mythology a distinctly modern twist.

  • 10
    Comix I Read - Boris Roberto Aguilar Jul 26, 2016

    All in all, this book will stay on my pull list through the arc and I am super excited to read issue #2. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - John McCubbin Jul 19, 2016

    The Hunt #1 is a refreshing take on the horror genre, being a must have for anyone who loves tales of the supernatural. Not only does it introduce us to a bold new narrative, but it also incorporates some classic horror elements in a unique and intriguing manner. Add to this the Irish setting and mysterious overtone and I'm sure this will be a series worth following. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Jul 28, 2016

    This is a really dark and imaginative comic book. The creative team has done a beautiful job of creating a chilling story that is sure to stick with you long after you’ve finished reading. Horror fans, head over to your local comic book shop and pick up a copy today! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Sep 4, 2016

    I don't really know what's going on, but I'm excited as hell to see where it goes from here. Colin Lorimer has put together two issues that are almost completely set-up, but it's still awesome. I really can't wait until the next issue. I just hope the story lives up to the promise of these two issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Multiversity Comics - Alice W. Castle Jul 22, 2016

    A must read, especially for fans of psychological horror. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bounding Into Comics - Jorge Arena Jul 28, 2016

    In The Hunt #1 you're given the begining of a tension filled, scary story. Unlike many other comics both Colin Lorimer and Joana Lafuente work hard and know when to use a lot of detail, and when to hold back. This forces the reader to fill in the blanks, which in turn draws you even deeper into the story. I wish that they both used these techniques a bit more because it was a pleasant surprise to see them execute it as well as they both have. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Florida Geek Scene - Brian Reed Aug 3, 2016

    This probably would have been my favorite book this week, on any other week. It's that good. The fact that we're blessed this week with two masterpieces shouldn't take away from either one of them, though. Some readers may be put off by the slower pace necessary for the terror and dread to really set in, but fans of the genre especially are going to love this one. A fresh point of view, horrifying monsters, and a fate worse than death all await! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Jul 20, 2016

    'The Hunt' takes a unique approach with Irish mythology and modern setting. Lorimer has put together a supernatural story with good bones that intrigues enough to want more. The art perfectly captures the terrifying tension from the beginning and hovers throughout. 'The Hunt' could develop into the best horror comic with an even better follow-up issue. It's worth getting on board now. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AiPT! - Nick Nafpliotis Jul 19, 2016

    All that being said, I definitely feel like there's enough here to continue reading the series. The gorgeous artwork definitely carries the weight of the book, but Lorimer's strong dialogue proves and narrative framework also point to a series that might just need a little time to find its footing. I'll definitely be giving the next issue a shot"maybe with a physical copy instead so I can fully appreciate any two-page spreads we might see. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Levi Hunt Jul 21, 2016

    Writer/artist Colin Lorimer's The Hunt is a modern take on some classic Irish mythology. Interestingly, it's the art rather the story that really is the most impressive part of Lorimer's efforts in this debut. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Andrew McGlinn Jul 19, 2016

    The Hunt is an interesting one for sure. For me, issue one is a bit of a ying-yang affair with some very strong elements backstory and art – mixed in with a few black balls some of the dialogue and transitions. Basing a story on Irish mythology is a genius idea and the potential is exciting, and when you add to this the fact that this story is coming out of Shadowline Studios, an Image imprint that has been churning out quality work of late, Ill happily file this under developing and eagerly await the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Flickering Myth - Tony Black Jul 24, 2016

    While not groundbreaking or particularly thrilling, it's a solid if relatively unremarkable start for The Hunt. Colin Lorimer writes well and he colours even better with that blend of normality and complete terrifying insanity lurking in the shadows, and he establishes the world around young Orla going forward with efficiency. It needs to kick into an extra gear as the plot mechanics roll out, but there is plenty of potential within to be a strong horror drama unafraid to pull some dark, mature punches. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Haand Jul 20, 2016

    I don't read horror comics often (okay... ever), but this one has hooked me! The art is absolutely beautiful and the heavy darkness sets a perfect mood. Great characterization for the first issue. I love the distinctly Irish dialog throughout the book, too. A very good first issue that introduces a few characters, reveals a few mysteries, and ends with a nice cliffhanger. Bring on issue 2!

  • 8.0
    Gizmo Jul 30, 2016

    The art is impeccable and goes a long way towards setting the tone. The story is interesting, there seems to be some king of supernatural threat that has a vendetta against this family. Check this out if you like horror-fantasy.

  • 7.5
    Cablev94 Jul 26, 2016

    Art: 9/10, Story: 8/10, Pace: 6/10, Characters: 7/10, Total: 7.5/10

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