Winnebago Graveyard #1

Writer: Steve Niles Artist: Alison Sampson, Stephane Paitreau, Jordie Bellaire, Aditya Bidikar Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: June 14, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 23 User Reviews: 14
8.1Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

An American family traveling on vacation finds themselves stranded in a small town with a sinister secret.

  • 10
    ComiConverse - Darryll Robson Jun 15, 2017

    Steve Niles' Winnebago Graveyard is an ode to classic horror stories and a full to the brim with Cabin In The Woods still pastiche. The art and narrative will keep you engaged from page one. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Impulse Gamer - Dana Folkard Jun 15, 2017

    Overall, I'm loving Winnebago Graveyard. This is a horror story I can sink my teeth into. It has an engaging story, an unexpected twist, stimulating characters and an awesome setting. I'm excited to see where this story goes and what sinister things lurk around the corner in future issues. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Comicsverse - Lindsey Mott May 30, 2017

    WINNEBAGO GRAVEYARD #1 brilliantly engages both horror newbies and genre fanatics. It does so by presenting a compelling narrative with gorgeous art, while simultaneously playing homage to the genre as a whole. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Word Of The Nerd - Megan Rae Jun 15, 2017

    What we have in Winnebago Graveyard is unexpected and innovative. There have been horror comics, yes, and successful ones at that (just ask Steve Niles, his horror is legendary). Winnebago Graveyard #1 introduces something special. The fine line between nostalgic, familiar Americana and creepy, subtle horror is not often, nor easily, explored. Sampson and Niles have a winner on their hands. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jun 12, 2017

    A strong first issue that has a lot of scary imagery and a strong setup. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Jun 14, 2017

    PaitreWinnebago Graveyard#1 made me never want to leave an urban adjacent area and have my cellphone permanently glued to my hand. Steve Niles, Alison Sampson, and Stephane au are masters of gory and atmospheric horror storytelling, and your heart will feel like the creepy naked guy's heart in the first few pages when you reach the final page cliffhanger. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Pastrami Nation - Amie Macias Jun 11, 2017

    Any horror enthusiast will enjoy turning the pages of issue 1 and want to keep their eyes peeled for issue 2. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Alice W. Castle May 17, 2017

    Stay tuned for an interview about the issue with Steve Niles and Alison Sampson. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Jun 2, 2017

    'Winnebago Graveyard' is an unapologetic horror throwback that has one goal in mind: to freak you the hell out. Niles and Sampson make it work by shocking you at first and keeping you on edge from that point on. It's an atmospheric mind-f*ck that will raise the hairs on the back of your neck. This is just the beginning, expect a wild ride into some terrifying territory. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Doom Rocket - Brandy Dykhuizen May 23, 2017

    If Winnebago Graveyard teaches you anything in the first issue, it's to hunker down and lay low when darkness falls. Don't assume the appealing beckon of distant headlamps and warmly glowing towns will provide shelter. Sometimes it doesn't pay to follow the light. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    ComicBuzz - Tony Thornley Jun 14, 2017

    All together, this book feels like a grindhouse movie with a massive budget, while also doing some great things that really have fun with the comics format. It's a great book that needs to be picked up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Pop Break - Sheena Fisher Jun 17, 2017

    The family starts walking and luckily they find a person driving by to give them a ride to the nearest town. Something is really off about the town though. And, thats where our story ends. I do like the set-up and the mystery. I also find it interesting none of the characters have been named yet (bet theyre expendable). I feel like this is only going to get darker and more messed up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - River Godbee Jun 14, 2017

    This comic has potential, but it is a little difficult to get used to the art style. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Jun 14, 2017

    If Ive said it once Ive said it a hundred times, horror is one of the most difficult genres to get right in the world of comic books. Thankfully, with Niles and Sampson taking their turn at the steering wheel, this disturbing road trip is all but guaranteed to be worth the journey. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Jun 14, 2017

    Winnebago Graveyard feels like a modernized version of Stephen King's Desperation. There is something dark and wicked in this area and unsuspecting people walk unknowingly into it thinking it's an average American town. They only figure out there's something wrong when it's far too late. Maybe next time they'll just take a plane. Although, with the way some airlines are treating customers lately, it's probably just as scary to fly. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Fabienne Payet Jun 25, 2017

    I would say if you are in the horror genre and looking for something new to pick up, give Winnebago Graveyard a try, you can catch it right at the get go. Get sucked in right away and be like me eagerly awaiting the next issue! Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Graphic Policy - Brett May 22, 2017

    As I said, I'm not of a horror person and I know what I like when I see it. I really liked this first issue as it was both familiar and left me wondering where things are going and what's happening next. This is a must for horror fans. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Nerdophiles - Sam Wildman Jun 17, 2017

    Winnebago Graveyard is the perfect new series for horror movie fans. The atmosphere is creepy and the plot feels familiar and foreboding.The book reads like an old school, rural horror story and in that way it's fantastic. It looks great, the story so far is dark and suspenseful, and there's a lot of really great potential for future issues. At four issues long, I feel confident that Winnebago Graveyard is going to give us a really solid horror story that will leave readers completely satisfied from start to finish " and undoubtedly wanting more by the end. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Jun 16, 2017

    Stephane Paitreau handles both parts equally well, being sure to increase the level of color while keeping a creeping shadow in the second half and Steve Niles' script here is shocking, not because of what's seen or unseen, but instead because it feels like it leaves off on an easy cliff-hanger before a real hook has been established. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 15, 2017

    The first half of this issue makes a strong case for writer Steve Niles' latest foray into the horror realm, bombarding the reader with unsettling imagery and buckets of gore while leaving them questioning everything they're reading. But following that opening sequence, this issue pretty much loses its way. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Jonathan Edwards May 22, 2017

    In the end, it's hard for me to call this book bad. I don't know if I'll come back for the next one, but I could easily someone enjoying it. As for recommending it, if you're a really big Steve Niles fan and/or the premise sounds particularly intriguing to you, I'd say maybe pick it up. Otherwise, I'd maybe look elsewhere to satisfy your horror fix. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Jun 14, 2017

    I like stories about demonic cults as much as anyone, maybe more so, and I'm pretty forgiving about slow builds, but the pace and originality need to pick up right quick. This is not a promising start. Read Full Review

  • 4.8
    We The Nerdy - Chad Waller Jun 15, 2017

    I feel like I have to reiterate that I dont mind strange or bad artwork. I adore Underwinter which is as distorted and surreal as you can get while still being coherent, and I do like Extremity. That book works well with its style. But at a certain point, distorted and vulgar stop working, and thats this book. Its unpleasant to look at. This makes it unpleasant to read. Read Full Review

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