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The Silver Coin #1

Writer: Chip Zdarsky Artist: Michael Walsh Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: April 7, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 14
8.6Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

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Eisner-winning artist MICHAEL WALSH (Star Wars, Black Hammer/Justice League) teams with an all-star lineup of collaborators-CHIP ZDARSKY (STILLWATER), KELLY THOMPSON (Sabrina the Teenage Witch), ED BRISSON (Old Man Logan), and JEFF LEMIRE (GIDEON FALLS)-on a new horror anthology miniseries for mature readers. Each issue will tell a tale of terror in a shared supernatural world. The story starts in 1978 with a failing rock band whose fortune suddenly changes when they find the mysterious Silver Coin. Little do they know that fame comes with a cost, and a curse is always hungry.

  • 10
    Geek'd Out - Anelise Farris Apr 7, 2021

    With such a fully realized story, it's difficult to read The Silver Coin #1 as a one shot, but, in many ways, that format makes the most sense for this kind of story: a tale of a reversal of fortune that just consumes and consumes until there is nothing left; after all, “A curse needs to feed.” Read Full Review

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Apr 13, 2021

    If 2020s Image becomes the horror anthology headquarters that '90s Vertigo used to be, I'll be thrilled, especially if its all as good as this issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Carlos R. Apr 8, 2021

    Vivid characters and brilliant artwork throughout, Silver Coin is everything I could want from a horror series. I’m beyond thrilled for the next issue after reading its synopsis. Do yourself a solid and add this one to your holds list. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Apr 8, 2021

    The art by Michael Walsh is incredible. Walsh has always been an artist to me that seemed incredibly underrated. I hope this book changes that. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nine Panel Press - Hank Rea Apr 7, 2021

    'The Silver Coin' #1 rocks out of the gate in this horror anthology made by some of the comic industry's most illustrious all-star creators. Chip Zdarsky and Michael Walsh set the bar high in the first chapter with a story of ambition, greed, passion, arrogance, and obsession. Prepare to get some thrills and chills from the best talent in comics as Image has created its own 'Creepshow.' Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Apr 7, 2021

    Unlike Zdarsky's usual books, there really isn't any of his trademark humor. Between this and Stillwater, he's shown a real talent for natural hard-boiled horror. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Apr 7, 2021

    A single coin can be remarkably versatile. It might have been used for so many different things in so many different ways throughout human history. Zdarsky has a huge field open for him in future issues that could slowly reveal an arcane history for the coin that might slowly reveal very complex and convoluted mythology. In the future, the challenge is going to lie in finding novel ways to explore the exploits of a single piece of dark magic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Cat Wyatt Apr 7, 2021

    The Silver Coin #1 is an excellent first issue for this anthology. It's dark and twisted and hits on all the right tones. The artwork complements the story perfectly, raising the tension alongside the narrative. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Apr 7, 2021

    The Silver Coin #1 is a solid start to an interesting anthology. The end I expect leads in to what's next and has me wanting to read more. This series might work a bit better as graphic novel or trade but as presented it has you wanting to find out what happens next but also appreciate its one and done nature. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    GWW - B Ferg Apr 6, 2021

    I'm not certain how much Image Comics Silver Coin delves into the dealings of this particular religions "father" but I'm sure the power of the coin suggests some "god" is at play. This issue proves it by asking that question that has been posed to man throughout history "What's it worth to you?" Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    COMICON - Brendan M. Allen Mar 31, 2021

    The Silver Coin is a fantastic modern horror anthology. This first installment is sort of an updated version of Hans Christian Andersen's The Red Shoes, by way of Tenacious D's The Pick of Destiny,but way better than that sounds. Guitars and rock and roll and… death. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Apr 7, 2021

    Since The Silver Coin is a five issue series with all of the stories revolving around the same silver coin, I wonder if each issue will employ the same trope. Or will the coin function differently in each story? While the writers for The Silver Coin will change from issue to issue, the entire series will be illustrated by Michael Walsh, which is more than enough to keep me interested in the series. The Silver Coin issue #2 is scheduled for release May 12, 2021. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Nathan Simmons Apr 8, 2021

    'The Silver Coin' #1 takes classic tropes and injects them with a punk rock energy that makes them feel new again. This is one hell of a launch for Image's new horror anthology. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Apr 18, 2021

    The Silver Coin is planned as an anthology series, with Walsh working with a number of writers to follow this mysterious item. This debut issue is top notch, delivering solid character work, incredible artwork, and an intriguing story. I have to wonder where this deadly coin will take us next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Apr 7, 2021

    Walsh does some great work with the art in the issue. There is a dark undercurrent throughout the story and Walsh is able to pick up those moments and bring them to life. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Apr 7, 2021

    Walsh's deft telling of Zdarsky's tight narrative makes for a thrilling episode that requires no investment from readers beyond what they hold in their hands. As a result it becomes an engrossing tale unto itself and one easily recommended to fellow readers of comics and fans of horror. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comics Bookcase - Keigen Rea Mar 23, 2021

    I enjoyed the craft more than the story in The Silver Coin #1, though the story wasn't bad by any means. I'm on board for at least the next issue, although I should note that there is plenty of room to disappoint"which almost feels like a fun part of this series' format. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Christa Harader Apr 8, 2021

    The Silver Coin #1 delivers a solid first entry in this anthology horror series, with just a few rough edges. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    ComicBuzz - Jamie Adam Apr 8, 2021

    If you're into the rock/metal scene or if you enjoy some horror, then The Silver Coin is for you. Since this story seems to be about the artifact, it might be best to avoid getting too invested in the characters; also, expect and embrace the clichs. But if you want to see some disturbing depictions of an egotistical rock star doing what egotistical rock stars do best, with heavy undertones of a malicious curse and promises of more bloody consequences in future issues, then give The Silver Coin a read (and let us know what you thought)! Read Full Review

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