Crypt of Shadows #1
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Crypt of Shadows #1

Writer: Chris Cooper, Various Artist: Karen Darboe, Various Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 19, 2022 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 7
8.2Critic Rating
5.9User Rating

The heroes of the Marvel Universe spend most of their time in the bright sun, flying high above it all...but every once in a while, they venture into the darkness that lurks in the hidden corners of the world. There lurk the creatures, the monsters, the vampires...the ones who prey on innocence and goodness. Join us, and some of your favorite heroes, for tales of fangs, claws and silent, stalking swamp creatures to celebrate All Hallows' Eve!
Rated T+

  • 10
    Graphic Policy - pharoahmiles Oct 23, 2022

    Overall, Crypt of Shadows #1 is a fun set of stories which will have readers ready for All Hallows Eve. The stories by the different creators are exciting. The art by the differen Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Blair Oct 20, 2022

    A great dive into some more esoteric corners of the Marvel Universe with a wide variety of stories and characters. Read it...if you dare! Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comic Watch - Dustin Gebel Oct 24, 2022

    Crypt of Shadows is well worth the price of admission, telling a combination of one-off stories and tales that seed future continuity. It's a shame this is only a single issue, as Marvel proves there's no lack of talent and creators that could tell well-rounded stories across the publishing year. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    GWW - B Ferg Oct 24, 2022

    Each section feels more like a selling point than a story meant to showcase someone. While each artist who lends their talents to these tales present some seasonal stories, they don't actually capture the success of other horror anthology comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Tim Chuma Oct 24, 2022

    An excellent compilation of spooky themed stories even worth reading for fans of these types of stories in general and not just superheroes. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Matthew Aguilar Oct 19, 2022

    Crypt of Shadows delivers more hits than misses and is a fitting way to ring in Halloween for Marvel fans. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez Oct 19, 2022

    Crypt of Shadows #1 is a mixed-bag anthology with a few hits but mostly misses. On the whole, the art is solid, and the stories pull together an eclectic collection of ideas, but several stories suffer from not enough page space or not enough writing quality. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Jawsh Oct 22, 2022

    More of a preview of maybe some upcoming storylines than a collection of satisfying short stories.
    This could have been a ton better. And a lot more fun.
    The artwork throughout, though, is fantastic!

  • 6.0
    Amazing Psycamorean Nov 16, 2022

    I thought this was a pretty mediocre anthology. I liked the last story, at least.

  • 5.0
    CrazyforRAMU Apr 12, 2023

    It's a Catch-22 of an anthology, where obscure characters who aren't popular enough to float long stories get clumsy, too-short strips that won't win them any new fans. (Plus some Elsa Bloodstone and some of Adam Warren being his creepy self with Laura Kinney.) There's some nice art along the way, but this is thoroughly unengaging.

  • 3.0
    Dr. WøøfWøøf Oct 19, 2022

    When I heard this was coming out, and that Laura Kinney (Wolverine) was going to be in it, I was onboard! Unfortunately, the end result was sadly lacking in both the interesting and scary!

    One thing that I thought worked especially well was the bridging scenes with Victor Strange, brother to the deceased Doctor, as well as emcee for each of the anthology's tales.

    The first tale, "The Crypt of Shadows", is a ghost story giving us a taste (no pun intended) of Blade's daughter Brielle. Al Ewing hardly ever disappoints, and he doesn't here, helping this anthology to earn a 3.

    Next on the docket was "Werewolf By Moon Knight", from Rebecca Roanhorse. I really wanted to like this one, but it felt like it was more o more

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  • 7.5
    Radar Nov 24, 2022

  • 7.5
    Nurdboy42 Oct 20, 2022

  • 5.5
    srypher Oct 19, 2022

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