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Under York #1

Writer: Sylvain Runberg Artist: Mirka Andolfo Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: March 27, 2024 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7
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Series Premiere. New York's destiny is written in its depths... Alison Walker is a promising young painter in Manhattan. But she has a secret. She's also a witch. She and her family belong to the world of Under York, a mysterious, underground New York where five powerful clans of witches have reigned for centuries. These families with their strict codes of life, drawn from the country's main communities (African, Irish, Chinese, Mexican, and Amerindian) practice magic as powerful as it is dangerous. For generations, they have been hunted and persecuted. Today, they secretly influence life on the surface and its inhabitants. Their reven more

  • 9.5
    GWW - B Ferg Mar 28, 2024

    Image Comics Under York #1 establishes a sorcerer's society that operates invisibly in the Empire State. As the first issue ends readers will no doubt find this story familiar to another world of wizardry. However, the society in control in Under York knows its position is precarious, despite their powers. They issue an ultimatum to Allison to both locate her family and help thwart a Babylonian demon from returning. The sorcerer's council clearly remembers how easily it would be for the surface world to turn on them. And the horrors they would impose upon them all as a reminder of their true place in the world. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Mar 27, 2024

    Its a fact that I am not a huge horror / magic fan. That said, there is enough going on in this book to entertain throughout. The characters work, there is a real threat and there is a level of complexity to events. Andolfo's fans will see that that this books sells well. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Mar 27, 2024

    Andolfo delivers fantastic and beautifully detailed art throughout the issue. I continue to love her visual style and will not hesitate to pick up a book she has drawn. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Kevin Clark Mar 26, 2024

    Overall, this is a solid start to the mini-series that sets Allison off on a quest that I'll be looking forward to following in the issues to come. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Mar 27, 2024

    Under York #1 isn't a bad debut but also there's a lot of choices for the story that just feel odd. Add in art that's not consistent and you get a read that's ok but doesn't hook you to want to come back and see what's next. Read Full Review

  • 4.7
    Major Spoilers - Jonathan Cadotte Apr 2, 2024

    Under York #1 is a comic with a cast of bland characters and the ones who aren't bland are insufferable and borderline offensive. The world building is interesting, but the plot set in that world isn't. In a market where there's no shortage of similar titles, there's little reason to choose this one over any other. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Mar 27, 2024

    It reads like someone took the basic premise of Neil Gaiman's television show-turned-novel Neverwhere and adapted it to appeal to fans of supernatural teen dramas like The Vampire Diaries with tedious results. Read Full Review

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