Underwinter #1

Writer: Ray Fawkes Artist: Ray Fawkes Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: March 22, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 7
8.5Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

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SERIES PREMIERE! "SYMPHONY," Part One-Critically acclaimed creator RAY FAWKES launches his new monthly horror series: UNDERWINTER, twisted portraits of our dark world, beginning with the perverse, topical SYMPHONY - a beautifully painted tale of music and cruelty in the modern age.

  • 10
    Pop Culture HQ - Jason Bennett Apr 7, 2017

    I truly believe we've only begun to see what the writer has in store for us. I just had a feeling that we were in for something pretty special in UNDERWINTER and writer Ray Fawkes went above and beyond with this debut issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Nation Of Nerds - Shaun Mar 22, 2017

    This is a very sophisticated comic for what it is. Each page is like walking through a pitch black house with a dim flashlight, full of sex, violence, and music. We can only see where the flashlight is pointed and have to piece it all together, hopefully, that is left to the readers. All in al it's very well executed and I can't wait to read more! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Nation Of Nerds - Shaun Mar 22, 2017

    Before we even get into the story lets talk about the artwork. I love it, it's very simplistic, dark, water color design is an absolutely perfect fit for the tone of this comic. Not to mention the fact that Fawkes is not only writing this comic, he is also the artists and colorist. That's impressive all by itself, yet it also explains why the art here is so cohesive with the story. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AiPT! - Eric Cline Mar 21, 2017

    This is likely to be among the best debut issues of the year. One need not get any further than the first page to realize that this series is going to be something special. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Mar 22, 2017

    A classic story told well and leaving me wanting more. I thought it was over too soon, and it left my anticipation for the next chapter so great as to be uncomfortable. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Mar 23, 2017

    At its best, Underwinter #1 is masterful. At its worst, its still pretty great. This is one to watch. It may very well be Fawkes masterpiece. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Lune Mar 24, 2017

    One of the boldest, most evocative beginnings to a horror series for a long time, Underwinter #1 is an almost primal, abstract tale of agony, passion, and creation. A must read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Pastrami Nation - Art Macias Apr 7, 2017

    This is the start of an amazing horror tale with enough tension and suspense to bring the reader back for more. I for one cannot wait to see where Mr. Fawkes takes us after the conclusion of this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Jonathan Edwards Mar 22, 2017

    Yes, unless you are specifically opposed to moody sensuality in your horror (or musicians), I'd say this one is worth picking up for yourself. There's the earlier presumed "demon shenanigans" to uncover in their full extant and character who feel like they've got a little more going on with them than it might appear. And once again, even if you don't end up digging Ray Fawkes for his writing, you'll still be getting the visual spectacle that is his art. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Mar 24, 2017

    Underwinter is a truly unique comic. It delivers a sense of foreboding that you can't look away from. You know that these musicians are about to enter into some crazy scary stuff and they're walking headlong into it seemingly none the wiser. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Mar 25, 2017

    At first glance, this debut issue may be light and somewhat inconsistent, but Ray Fawkes is laying groundwork for what could be an excellent, dark journey into the unknown. The prologue and last page are, hopefully, the real taste of what's to come in forthcoming issues.Underwinter is worth checking out and allowing it a few issues to find its groove and delve deeper into what Fawkes is truly wanting to share with fans. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Mar 25, 2017

    With weird pacing, pages and panels feeling like filler in a first issue, washed out and muddy art that really didn't do much for me really left me down on this book. I have a hard time recommending this to anybody. It had some interesting set up and mystery in the first few pages but seemed to squander it all by time it got to the end reveal that genuinely had me laughing. Read Full Review

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