The Me You Love in the Dark #1

Writer: Skottie Young Artist: Jorge Corona Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: August 4, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 36
8.6Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

Writer SKOTTIE YOUNG (I HATE FAIRYLAND, Deadpool, Strange Academy) and artist JORGE CORONA (NO. 1 WITH A BULLET, Super Sons, Feathers) follow up their critically acclaimed series MIDDLEWEST with a brand-new haunting tale. An artist named Ro retreats from the grind of the city to an old house in a small town to find solace and inspiration without realizing the muse within is not what she expected. Fans of Stephen King and Neil Gaiman will enjoy this beautiful, dark, and disturbing story of discovery, love, and terror.

  • 10
    Nerdly - Dean Fuller Aug 11, 2021

    Is it a love story? A story of lonely people finding each other at the right time? A ghost story destined to end badly? I can't wait to find out. What I do know, is that you won't find a better book than this right now. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Aug 4, 2021

    Regular readers will know that I am not a big fan of horror books. That said, there is no escaping the excellent storytelling on show in this book. I am intrigued with Ro's situation and I am curious as to how the almost infatuation from Ro and her ghost will play out. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Lillian Hochwender Aug 4, 2021

    The Me You Love in the Dark #1 is a chilling tale driven by familiar fears: ghosts and creative block. While the artist-protagonist may feel insecure, the comics creators seem more inspired than ever. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Aug 4, 2021

    With the plot and tone firmly established in the first issue, Young and Corona have a chance to move into great complexity in future installments. The big problem with Middlewest was the creative team's difficulty in juggling so many different characters, events, and conflicts. Streamlining that to Ro and the house and the ghost should cut down on that complexity enough to really allow for something beautiful if they can keep the mood rolling into interesting emotional locations and varying paths of the heart.  Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    GWW - B Ferg Aug 3, 2021

    The Me You Love in the Dark # 1 is a brilliant and balanced beginning to this series. Ro Meadows is a relatable character speaking to shadows in a sad structure. But is it the specter(s) that may occupy the home she is renting or that of her own success she is seeking to communicate with? Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Geek'd Out - Jonathan Boes Aug 4, 2021

    This is a classic haunted house story with a modern twist. It keeps you studying the shadowy corners of every panel. And its just plain fun. If youre a horror fan, grab a copy of The Me You Love In The Dark #1 at your local shop today. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Jul 25, 2021

    The Me You Love in the Dark #1 delivers a great start to this new narrative. All the pieces feel like they are in place, and all that's left is to see if this creative team can make lightning strike twice. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Nicole Drum Aug 4, 2021

    The Me You Love in the Dark #1 is a fantastic start to what promises to be a rich, dark, and vibrant tale. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Aug 6, 2021

    Ro Meadows is trying to recover her creativity but finds more than she bargained for. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Aug 4, 2021

    Jorge Corona delivers some great atmosphere with the art in this first issue. There are some great character moments and the panels have a spooky feel that isn't overwhelming. There is also an excellent use of shadow throughout that made me scrutinize every panel and page. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Aug 3, 2021

    The Me You Love in the Dark#1 is an intriguing start to a story about an artist and their awareness the house they live in may really be haunted. For a book about an artist, this comic lives up to the quality of an expert painter through color and linework. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Jul 13, 2021

    The final pages deliver the meat of the story moving forwards, and while it's not exactly a surprising destination, the journey to get there is well worth the cover price. Much like Middlewest, the synergy between Young and Corona is fascinating to watch, and this new series promises to evolve into a hauntingly beautiful tale of fear, discovery and love. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Aug 4, 2021

    I am intrigued by the world that Skottie Young and Jorge Corona have crafted. It's well constructed, and I will be keeping an eye out. If nothing else, The Me You Love in the Dark #1 is worth leafing through to see if you want to follow Ro as she explores the house. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Aug 9, 2021

    An interesting haunting story begins with just enough character and relatability to keep it fun. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Lotusland Comics - Hank Rea Aug 9, 2021

    'The Me You Love in the Dark' #1 is a beautifully constructed yet familiar story elevated by the richness of the art. It is a quick read with little more than a tease of what to expect in coming issues. The series is off to a soft start leaving readers "in the dark" about how dark this ghost story is going to get. Issue two should reveal more and set up the stakes. Regardless, you can't go wrong with Young and Corona so it's worth hanging on and coming back for more.  Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bookcase - T.W. Worn Aug 4, 2021

    The Me You Love In The Dark #1 sets up an interesting premise about fear, art, ambition, and loneliness. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    BGCP - Michael Lennox Aug 4, 2021

    The issue is a very quick read with a strong but simple plot. The story of an artist suffering from a block and moving to a large house for inspiration is not new but young paints his indelible stamp on it with a sad, poignant and thoughtful tale of dealing with our own demons. Read Full Review

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