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Avengers: Halloween Special #1

Writer: Gerry Duggan, more Artist: Laura Braga, Luca Pizzari, Robert Quinn Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 31, 2018 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 8
6.8Critic Rating
4.9User Rating

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PLUS! Spooky stories starring the X-Men & Doctor Doom!
Epic thrills and ghastly horror awaits in these all-new twisted tales! Spanning the breadth of the Marvel Universe, through the macabre lens of a murderer's row of writers and artists assembled here, see your favorite heroes and villains as you've never seen them before!
Also including the Marvel Comics writing debut of Jay Baruchel (This is the End; Goon)!
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  • 9.3
    Multiversity Comics - Dexter Buschetelli Nov 5, 2018

    I need my comfort blanket after this late-night scare-filled creature-fest. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Mueller Oct 31, 2018

    If you are looking for some haunting tales this Halloween season, you could do much worse than this. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Nov 12, 2018

    I'm all for horror in super hero comics and the Avengers Halloween Special is a good first step in getting into the spookier side of the Marvel Universe. I would love to see these stories expanded upon, as each one is presented with so many possibilities. As mentioned above, they stop just when they're really getting started, so the comic leaves something to be desired. Hopefully that means we can get a sequel to this next year with some follow-ups or maybe even a spinoff one-shot or mini-series. Fingers crossed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 31, 2018

    This anthology issue is broken up into five separate stories that explore dark, alternate worlds for the heroes of the Marvel universe. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Sequential Planet - Steven Martinez Oct 31, 2018

    In the spirit of the holiday, Avengers Halloween Special #1 gives us five short stories that are darker in tone, but fun concepts. Even with limited pages, each story is well written and to the point, and the art for each has a different style to separate each story from the next. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Harlan Ivester Oct 31, 2018

    If you love horror, I'd say you can pick this one up and have a great time with it. It does suffer a little bit from its own order of events, but there's a fair amount of variety to be found in all five tales. They can't all be everyone's cup of tea, but the artists and colorists bring different energies to the book and it's better for it. You'll have fun with this one, I'm sure. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Nov 19, 2018

    A decent collection of what are essentially What If? Halloween tales. Some are better written, illustrated, and colored than others, but that's always the case with a collection of short stories. There's sure to be something in this for every Marvel fan, with the final two being ones that could support their own limited series. An okay read, albeit an expensive one. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AIPT - Chris Coplan Oct 31, 2018

    Maybe not "so good, it's scary," but a seasonally appropriate mix of cheesiness, body horror, and nostalgia. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Beat - Alexander Jones Oct 31, 2018

    I think you can safely tuck this one under the welcome mat and serve your Trick-or-Treaters some real candy. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Epicstream - Brian McCormick Nov 9, 2018

    It feels like little creative plotting went into the construction of this. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Spacey Medicine Jun 2, 2019

    I think there were a lot of good ideas here, but a lot of them didn’t quiiiite land for me, but still, I applaud the ideas.

  • 5.5
    YourGreenMuse Nov 1, 2018

    Like most anthologies, this was a mixed bag. Luckily, even the lesser stories never overstayed their welcome. But it was also a detriment, because the potential of the good stories was cut short. The Eyes Have It was mostly a miss. Mostly because of the short length. Suspense wasn't able to properly build. Although, Matt ripping his eyes out at the end was very much my style. Whatever Happened to the Richards Family? was a fun idea, but things went too quickly. The Thing From Another Time was probably the best story here. It's plainly a Thing homage but it works well within the timeframe given and manages to be compelling enough. Punisher of the Opera doesn't seem to fit the horror theme. I mean, it's Phantom of the Opera, but it is immedia more

  • 4.0
    Lonewolf97 Oct 25, 2019

    Avengers: Halloween Special is a collection of horror stories that fails to deliver on the chills that readers crave.

    There are five stories in the book. The first story is about Daredevil regaining his sight, only to find out that being able to see may not be a good thing. The second story has Dr. Doom taking on the Fantastic Four, as the former believes that the family is not who they say they are. The third follows Iron Man as he looks for Captain America and discovering that Steve Rogers was left in the ice for good reason. The fourth sees the Punisher punishing people who killed his family in the 19th century. The final story is about two kids exploring the Xavier School for Gifted Children and encountering some unpleasant f more

  • 7.0
    Grifter Nov 4, 2018

  • 7.0
    StanielK Nov 4, 2018

  • 6.0
    CrazyforRAMU May 21, 2019

  • 4.5
    tonpas1989 Nov 29, 2019

  • 1.0
    Bepis Nov 5, 2018

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