The Damned #1
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The Damned #1

Writer: Cullen Bunn Artist: Brian Hurtt Publisher: Oni Press Release Date: May 3, 2017 Cover Price: $0.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 2
8.1Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

"Ill-Gotten": Part 1-In a Prohibition-era world where demonic princes pull the strings that make crime families dance, Eddie is a mortal with two things working for him. First of all, he can't die. Well, he can and does, quite often, but he doesn't stay down for long. Second, Eddie runs the Gehenna Room, a nightclub with a strict "no demons allowed" policy. But blessings and curses don't look all that different these days, and failing to tell the two apart can get a guy killed-over and over again in Eddie's case. So when one of Eddie's old pals shows up seeking sanctuary, Eddie knows he's in for a double-cross, and that means walking the line more

  • 10
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson May 6, 2017

    Between this first issue - which is priced at the absolutely insane cost of $1.00 - and the previous trade paperback (also valued priced at only $9.99), this is an effective way to launch a series. You'll become instantly engulfed within this world and be dying to learn more. Unlike Eddie, you won't have the luxury of bouncing right back. If you ever watched movies like The Maltese Falcon or just about anything starring Edward G. Robinson and thought they'd be better with demons, The Damned is for you. This has a great pace, amazing artwork, and a dynamite story that makes it a must read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Pop Break - Sheena Fisher May 10, 2017

    Mobsters? Check. Demons? You bet. Bloody gore and supernatural lore? You know it. If any of those things are up your alley you need to read The Damned. I cant wait to learn the full story of Eddies curse. I also cant wait to see what these demons have up their sleeves for Eddie moving forward. But, the thing Im most looking forward to is how Eddie will face these demons. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Kent Falkenberg May 8, 2017

    Honestly, nothing against "Lucifer" or "Darkness Visible," but when Bunn and Hurtt get together, there's just something that's so damned special. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Doom Rocket - Stefania Rudd May 8, 2017

    It's been a while since I've read a first issue that has grabbed my interest like The Damned. Hold onto your souls, kiddos; I have a feeling we are in for a devilish ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Daniel Levine May 1, 2017

    If Prohibition-era gangsters with horns sounds cool to you, the ongoing The Damned series is right up your favorite black and white, blood-soaked alley. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Chris Campbell May 2, 2017

    Overall the book is really good and has potential to be an outstanding series. Although it is missing some of the grittier darkness of the original, the quality of the story and art more than make up for it. This will be worth sticking along with to see where Bunn,Hurtt, and Crabtree take us. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Levi Remington May 3, 2017

    Perhaps my lack of engagement is due to me not reading the original miniseries. If that is the case, then I would recommend existing fans give this a try, while newcomers should seek the recently re-colored trade collecting the first series to see if this book is for them.While this issue is written moderately well and the art is quite nice, none of it feels important. Some elements catch my interest, but I was never absorbed by the story or characters. Things happened, choices were made, and the plot flowed along smoothly, but by the end I questioned the meaning of it all. I'm not sure if I was entertained as much as I was distracted by what was happening. It's a comfortable, competent read, but it's lacking a strong enough hook for me to even consider coming back. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Forrest.H May 3, 2017

    I’ll keep an eye on the series, and returning readers might find a lot to like here but I ultimately felt a little lost and overextended, awash in a cool world that I couldn’t anchor myself to. Read Full Review

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