Long Lost #1
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Long Lost #1

Writer: Matthew Erman Artist: Lisa Sterle Publisher: Scout Comics Release Date: November 29, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 7
8.8Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

Stranger Things meets Ghost World in Long Lost, the haunting story of two estranged sisters who find themselves drawn back to their small southern hometown to unlock the disturbing mysteries that are hidden there, with all roads leading back to their enigmatic, secretive mother. Join Scout Comics as they proudly debut this compelling, harrowing journey through family relationships, childhood trauma, and southern gothic horror.

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - Tom Guilfoyle Sep 6, 2017

    Long lost is definitely a good read for those fans of horror/suspense comics. For those not this is still a great with Long Lost #1enough of a hook, to want you to read the next issue. This comic has a great look and an amazing cover also by Lisa. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comicsverse - Mark Bouchard Sep 7, 2017

    LONG LOST #1 is not your clich malaise, there's something more to it. Erman and Sterle manage to guide readers through their Scout debut without being overbearing. LONG LOST #1 is a tale spun from subtlety that gives life to the uneasiness you feel when you're home alone. If the following installments are half as good, LONG LOST will serve as a reference text for students of unrest for years to come. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Nov 21, 2017

    Matthew Erman'sdialogue for his characters is lots of fun. I loved the interaction between the older sister and her dog, but most amusing was the interaction between the younger sister and the old lady on the bus. I've actually met people like this on buses and usually went home thinking, ‘What?' Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Pastrami Nation - Nolan Smith Dec 15, 2017

    I believe as a graphic novel collection, Long Lost will be a story that you can give to anyone to read, comic book fan or not. The suspense had been planted and began to slowly brew here. Luckily, Im a patient person, and will absolutely be checking out the series for its duration. Scout Comics has something special on its hands with Long Lost. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    That's Not Current - Rachel Bellwoar Sep 6, 2017

    Issue one stirs up tension from deceptively mundane activities and very little dialogue. Writer, Matthew Erman, lulls readers into thinking the comic isn't complicated because the scenes are very normal. Piper takes her dog out to poop. Piper feeds her dog. Piper checks her text messages while sitting on the toilet (and that one's the best, because how many comics take the time to acknowledge people go to the bathroom, too?) but you get to the end and realize you have to go back. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Black Nerd Problems - Carrie McClain Jan 17, 2018

    Long Lost just may become the sleeper hit of 2018. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Zeb Larson Sep 18, 2017

    So, to sum up, the book, it's off-putting because it doesn't lay out the stakes the way that first issues of a book normally do. That being said, I think that's a deliberate decision to tell the story more organically. I'll keep reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Jennifer DeRoss Sep 13, 2017

    Despite the fact that the first issue of Long Lost lacks some much needed exposition of some kind, it does build very good suspense. It is also throughly immersive and emotionally resonating. If you are looking for a story that is gruesome yet beautiful, I recommend giving this a try. There is a good chance that this will be a hauntingly rewarding read once we have the full story. Four Stars! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Nov 25, 2017

    The two sisters are connected at the end of this issue along with a jaw-dropping final image. It's the kind of shot that serves as a perfect cliffhanger, as you'll be dying for more. Long Lost is a comic draped in a misleading normalcy that hides nothing but dread. It's a moody book that's filled with the closest thing the medium has to a jump scare. These moments will chill you to the core. Read Full Review

  • 10
    daspinecone Dec 13, 2017

    I throughly enjoy Matt's writing style, particularly when it comes to dialog. It feels natural and effortless which grounds the characters in reality as their world begins to distort around them. Lisa's beautiful artwork really sets this book apart from a lot of other indie titles. It's loose and kinetic while still being detailed and informative. Her ability to draw facial expressions and emotive postures make all the story beats hit hard and elicit real emotion. It's very exciting to see original content from two long time horror fans and I can't wait to see the next issue.

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  • 7.0
    Briton Dec 12, 2017

    I'm not sure what to make of this.

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  • 4.0
    Caped-Comic-Reviews Jul 24, 2018

    Maybe I’m alone here, but I took a shot at this after seeing the cover and I was disappointed. The art style inside may not be for most people, I personally thought it was okay and need some work and could use some more depth but was still acceptable especially for an indie comic. The main issue seems to be writing, not a lot happened here and for a $3.99 that’s a problem. It was all build up to a revelation that honestly could have happened 3 or 4 pages in and it would have been better as the story could move on and not waste time. I can see the start of what could be a solid horror story and I could definitely see this improving as the story goes along, but based on this first issue I wouldn’t give the 2nd issue a go and possibly wo more

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  • 6.5
    KFuqua Feb 1, 2018

    This was very disappointing. I was happy to see it finally hit Comixology and eagerly bought it after seeing all the good reviews on here, but I found it to be nothing special at all.

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  • 9.0
    Walt's Comics & Books Dec 6, 2017

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  • 8.5
    sovereignsfall18 Dec 5, 2017

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  • 6.5
    AToucanMakingToast Dec 15, 2017

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