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Bloodborne #1

Writer: Ales Kot Artist: Piotr Kowalski Publisher: Titan Books Release Date: February 21, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 3
7.2Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

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Written by Image Comics superstar Ales Kot, with artwork by Piotr Kowalski!

Awakening in an ancient city plagued by a twisted endemic - Where horrific beasts stalk the shadows and the streets run slick with the blood of the damned - A nameless hunter embarks on a dangerous quest in search of paleblood...

  • 9.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Feb 27, 2018

    Needless to say, I highly recommend Bloodborne #1. Ales Kot has shown a great love for the game here with a lot of references and understanding that only a fan could bring. Kowalski and Simpson's art is impeccable. The comic is creepy, gory, and could open new avenues in the story. Fan or not, this one still comes highly recommended. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Feb 16, 2018

    For a first issue, Bloodborne does a great job of drawing the reader into the world and the combination of writing and art style work really well and conveys the various narrative beats in a quick and concise manner. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Christina Williams Feb 28, 2018

    Yharnam has once again begun the hunt, and the Hunter must transcend it by seeking paleblood. The same people, the same church, the same monsters. Even the doll and the old man stay the same. Can the Hunter break the cycle or will he fall into it as well? Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    We The Nerdy - Chad Waller Feb 20, 2018

    Perhaps surprising no one, putting a good property in the hands of a good writer will yield a good story. Bloodborne is the first video game comic tie-in I'll recommend, which feels a little odd if I'm being honest. Yet, I'm glad it's good. The property deserves it because the property is awesome. Enjoy the hunt! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Ben Spaulding Feb 21, 2018

    Overall, "Bloodborne The Death Of Sleep" is a fantastic story with a set up that makes me really excited for the remainder of the story. I am very excited to see where the story goes and to see any way that it is pulled back to tie into the game. As a fan of the game I truly enjoyed this comic. I rate "Bloodborne The Death Of Sleep" issue one a high 4 out of 5 stars. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Joshua Hilgenberg Feb 26, 2018

    This debut new series proves that adaptation is possible, as long as the creators are thoughtful, and this team is exactly that. Bloodborne players will undoubtedly enjoy this comic. Admirers of the game who thought it was too hard, or who, perhaps, gave up because they couldn't beat that goddam Martyr Logarius no matter how hard they tried, this comic's for you. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Nick Hanover Feb 22, 2018

    Bloodborne is not only an excellent addition to the franchise it adapts but to the ouevre of the creators involved. Perhaps more licensed comics will follow its own example and do their part to break the cycle of mediocrity that normally plagues comic adaptations of games. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Multiversity Comics - Gustavo S Lodi Feb 22, 2018

    A surprisingly good issue to an adaptation that could have ended up like a beat-by-beat retelling of a game's story, but instead choses to use the medium's strengths to deliver something unique. Well-complemented by an art and colouring style that add to the experience and show promise for future issues. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Feb 28, 2018

    I really enjoyed the art by Piotr Kowalski, but unfortunately his panels didn't always flow from one to another. There were a few times where the action felt as though it was missing some panels, or Kowalski missed the opportunity to lay his pages out differently to tell a clearer story. His full page splashes are wonderful though and the monsters are whet you'd expect from the game. I didn't enjoy Titan's attempt at the Dark Souls comic and dropped it after two issues, but I enjoyed this first issue of Bloodborne much more and plan to be back for at least a few more issues. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Christian Hoffer Feb 21, 2018

    Choppy paneling aside, this is a solid comic and a must-read for those who enjoyed the game. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    AiPT! - Trevor Richardson Feb 20, 2018

    Excellent artwork, an almost there script, and simplistic colors and lettering make the start of this series a mixed bag. Read Full Review

  • 1.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Tyler Nacross Apr 16, 2018

    Working with a source that is infamously known for self-piecing the lore together is forgivable on the part of the creative team. The feel and tone of the game is not captured well due to bizarre and odd coloring choices changing the whole feel of the setting. These choices in writing and color are the biggest knocks against this release. It is a very quick read, however, though should only be reserved the most diehard fans of the SoulsBorne series. Easy pass, not recommended. Read Full Review

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