Vinyl #1

Writer: Doug Wagner Artist: Daniel Hillyard, Dave Stewart Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: June 23, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 19
8.2Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

PLASTIC creators DOUG WAGNER and DANIEL HILLYARD return with Eisner Award winner DAVE STEWART for an unsettling tale of psychopaths, sweet love, and a serial killer named Walter. When Walter's best friend, the FBI agent charged with his capture, is kidnapped by a death cult of all-female sunflower farmers, Walter finds himself deep within an underground labyrinth filled with secrets and monsters... but are their monsters more horrific than his?

  • 10
    BGCP - Andy MacGregor Jun 22, 2021

    Did I mention how good this book is? It's full marks across the board from me and this is my comic of the week. This is a must pick up! The writing of Wagner alongside the art team of Hillyard, Stewart and Dukeshire really is fantastic. I am loving a lot of what Image Comics have been publishing recently. And this ranks right up there with some of the best. I cannot wait for the next instalment of this amazing series. Read Full Review

  • 10
    COMICON - Olly MacNamee Jun 4, 2021

    Doug Wagner and Daniel Hillyard bring us another series killer sicko who you can't help but side with in ‘Vinyl' #1 from Image Comics. A black comedy full of gory, guts and a great array of fascinating characters. The Manson Family meets The Texas Chainsaw Massacre with Charlize Theron cast in one of the main roles. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jun 4, 2021

    This is how you launch a new series. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Jun 23, 2021

    Equally as brutal and disturbing as it is thought-provoking,Vinylslathers the right kind of strange on thick. Doug Wagner and Daniel Hillyard's newest series is a discomforting must-read. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Sequential Planet - Danilo To Jun 28, 2021

    Vinyl started off with a great first chapter. A compelling story, art and makes for a fun and exciting read. This was just the beginning of the story and it feels a lot has already developed. This series has great potential and I cannot recommend it enough if you're a fan of slasher stories. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Gonzalo M Jun 10, 2021

    Vinyl #1 beat my expectations to a pulp and has now raised the bar in this genre. If this is how the creative team operates, I am eager to finish Vinyl and wait for their next triumph. This is my personal pick of the week, and there is absolutely no reason you shouldnt be reading Vinyl #1... unless youre scared! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lotusland Comics - Hank Rea Jun 27, 2021

    'Vinyl' #1 makes a big splash on New Comic Book Day with one of the darkest black comedy thrillers seen in a long time. It's 'Dexter' meets 'What About Bob?' making it a delightfully twisted gem. Wagner, Hillyard, and Stewart have a winner on their hands that has to be read to be believed.  Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Ronnie Gorham Jun 23, 2021

    Vinyl #1 is a bloody good time from start to finish. I can't wait to see the lengths that Walter will go to rescue Dennis and the dangers that await. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Jun 17, 2021

    This is a superb first issue, and it is a series that you do not want to miss. Thriller, psychological horror, slasher, pitch-black humour, and yet another insane but endearing and compelling serial killer that you will be rooting for from the first page to the last. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Jun 19, 2021

    Wagner, Hillyard, and Stewart deliver an absurdly over the top and darkly hilarious opening chapter of cults and teddy bear-clad murder, with a sharp script and brilliantly vivid artwork. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Jonathan Cadotte Jun 26, 2021

    Bloody comics about murderers and cops are a dime a dozen, but Vinyl #1 manages to do just enough to separate itself from that crowd and lay the groundwork for what looks to be a fun miniseries. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Caffeinated Critique - James Stone Jun 21, 2021

    Vinyl is a comic I did not have on my radar until its preview landed in my inbox from Image Comics and I'm so thankful for that because this looks like a series right up my street. A fun, weird and wild story with some great artwork makes this a graphic thriller with twists, turns and some bloody violence. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Christopher Egan Jun 24, 2021

    "Vinyl" is all at once unnerving, gory, funny, frustrating, and wonderful. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Impulse Gamer - Tim Chuma Jun 20, 2021

    If you are into serial killers and crime stories you may get more out of this but maybe wait until there are more issues so things make sense. Read Full Review

  • 5.0 - Chase Magnett Jun 23, 2021

    This is a serial killer presented as idiosyncratic anti-hero possessing seemingly superhuman abilities in a setting that exudes "strange" from every panel. We've seen this before in Nailbiter, Hack/Slash, and an entire generation of stories stewed in creative brains that encountered Natural Born Killers at a young age. And while it does everything to make itself appear unique, it's anything but original. Read Full Review

  • 2.4
    Geek'd Out - Michael Farris Jr. Jun 23, 2021

    Overall, I feel that Vinyl is trying too hard. There's a certain point where storytellers are trying to wrap a tale in so much mystery that the ultimate product is frustrating and befuddling, akin to a thrifted vinyl record that skips and fuzzes and defeats the purpose of the music. Read Full Review

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