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Crypt of Shadows #1

Writer: Al Ewing Artist: Garry Brown Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 23, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 14
8.1Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

For Marvel's 80th Anniversary we've gone into the vaults to bring back some classic titles from the Marvel of yesteryear...but maybe some vaults should stay closed! Something terrifying has broken free and crawled forth from one of the most terrifying corners of Marvel-dom, the CRYPT OF SHADOWS! Prepare for terror! The shadows are deeper than you think, and horrors lurk within...
Rated T+

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Elias Rosner Jan 25, 2019

    Homage and update, Crypt of Shadows #1 shows how to do anthology horror right and how to properly honor the property for Marvel's 80th. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - David DeCorte Jan 24, 2019

    CRYPT OF SHADOWS #1 pays homage to classic horror comics, giving us three stories in the classic vein, but with a modern veneer. It's a super-fun throwback comic for genre fans, but even if you're not a horror buff, there's plenty to enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Jan 29, 2019

    A return to horror anthology feels like a good move for Marvel. The initial issue lurks around in the potential of such a series with a clever, little plot structure featuring stories that are breezy, little narrative chills. The traditional action that glides around on the page of most comics is nice and everything, but its nice to see some of the inky darkness return to Marvels pages. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Patrick Cavanaugh Jan 23, 2019

    Given that this issue, in particular, didn't feature any otherworldly creatures, fans of '50s horror comics might be left disappointed with the series' camp factor, but Crypt of Shadows has the potential to go down countless dark and disturbing paths to satiate the most devout of horror fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Joe Grunenwald Jan 23, 2019

    Buy for a set of chilling, mind-bending tales from a creative team at the top of their game. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Sequential Planet - Pashtrik Maloki Jan 25, 2019

    Crypt of Shadows is a fun and interesting book and I certainly hope Marvel will consider making this a regular, on-going series. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Jan 24, 2019

    If you like horror comics then you will definitely dig Crypt of Shadows #1. Ewing writes a delectable horror tale. The art is a little bit of hit and miss and I do wish it was broken up into three separate stories though. All in all, I had a good time reading the issue and hope Marvel does a few more of these. There is also a good essay in the back about Marvels history with horror comics. If you want to learn more about horror comics, in general, I suggest picking upThe Horror! The Horror!: Comic Books the Government Didn't Want You to Read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    YourGreenMuse Jan 24, 2019

    This was a fun little throwback to horror anthologies.

  • 8.0
    ohhaimark Jan 25, 2019


    -I thought this issue had a really nice nostalgic feel to it. Ewing did a good job of capturing that.

    -The anthology format was good. It definitely a nice way to make it feel like you were getting more bang for your buck.

    -I thought the twist at the end was very good. Definitely didn't see that coming.

    -"A Moment of Madness" was the only one that actually scared me. The end of that story was legitimately disturbing.

    -All the artists did a good job of making the issue feel atmospheric and creepy.

    -I think Al Ewing is the new comic book master of horror. This wasn't anywhere near the caliber of the Immortal Hulk, but it proves he knows the genre very well.

    + LikeComments (7)
  • 4.5
    Spacey Medicine Jun 3, 2019

    This was okay, it was not as spoopy as I hoped it would be.

  • 9.0
    Super-Adaptoid Jan 24, 2019

    I was amazed that this was THAT good but it was! It was definitely written in a throw-back style with love from classic horror and twists. Makes me yearn for Marvel to do this title again...and again...and again...

  • 9.0
    Kreniigh Feb 5, 2019

    The first segment is such a pitch perfect example of the classic Tales From the Crypt genre that the issue’s mutation into something more complex caught me entirely off-guard.

  • 8.0
    CrazyforRAMU Aug 6, 2019

    Leave it to Al Ewing to make an obsolete genre fascinating. This is a classic weirdie anthology - except the usually-unrelated stories are all one story, united with darkly ironic twists. The art is simple stuff that allows you to concentrate on the script, and that yarn definitely rewards the attention.

  • 6.5
    dannymalt Jan 26, 2019

    Al Ewing is awesome, but this didn't stick the landing. I really dug the first two-thirds, but I didn't love the ending. Art was decent though, and it was a decent effort overall.

    Here is a link to my video review for a full story breakdown:

  • 10
    CesarCastanha Jan 25, 2019

  • 10
    Khan/Murdock Feb 2, 2019

  • 8.5
    NoShape Jan 27, 2019

  • 8.0
    aquarius Feb 2, 2019

  • 8.0
    tonpas1989 Dec 4, 2019

  • 7.5
    ÜberGinger Jan 26, 2019

  • 6.5
    Veido Feb 3, 2019

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