Demeter #1
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Demeter #1

Writer: Becky Cloonan Artist: Becky Cloonan Publisher: Ink And Thunder Release Date: June 19, 2013 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
9.2Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

A fisherman's wife tends the garden and animals while her husband is at sea, but secrets buried under the waves begin to bubble to the surface revealing a secret treachery and forgotten truth. The third and final book in a trilogy of critically acclaimed stand-alone stories by award winning creator Becky Cloonan.

  • 10
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Jun 18, 2013

    I won't lie: Becky Cloonan's short stories are not comic book "fast food," even if she delivers on the promise of a "one and done" story. To truly appreciate her work is like drinking a fine wine: Take it in slowly and linger over the elements of each page allowing yourself the time to digest each movement in the story as it unfolds. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Steve Paugh Jun 19, 2013

    If you've read her other creator-owned stuff, then it will come as no surprise that Becky Cloonan's Demeter is an exceptional brief retreat from anything else in the industry; and for just 99 cents, it's an absolutely filthy steal. Put simply, I can't recommend this book more highly. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Therapy - MrComicBook Jun 16, 2013

    Cloonon conveys an astonishing amount of emotion on the character's faces. Anna's face is filled with regret, fear, and terror in one panel. Not many artists can pull of black and white, but Cloonan's art flourishes in it. The inks are stunning. The dark inking becomes more prevalent as the story takes a turn for the darker. On story alone, Demeter is a very quick read, but it'll take you forever as you soak up every page. The ocean plays a big part in this story, and the panels flow like the ocean. There is one page where there doesn't seem to be a traditional panel on the page. The water breaks the "panels" up, but doesn't affect the readers line of sight when reading. I'd like to see her go back to Swamp Thing do this kind of intricate panel work on that series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Jun 20, 2013

    While "Demeter" is currently available for the insanely low price of $0.99 on comiXology, the print version is available via Cloonan's website. No matter what the format, I urge readers to pick up all three and spend some time immersed in Cloonan's beautiful but haunting world, all for less than the price of your average superhero comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Stephen Hardman Jun 20, 2013

    If you were a fan of 100 Bullets I assume you have already read this comic. If you werent a fan, or just never read it, you need to pick up Brother Lono #1. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Jun 23, 2013

    Much after I've read it, the comic still haunts me as I try to work through the beautiful imagery mixed with an eerie vibe. Much like the other two releases, this is an absolute buy. Read Full Review

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