Penny Dreadful: The Awakening #1

Penny Dreadful: The Awakening #1

Writer: Chris King Artist: Jesus Hervas Publisher: Titan Books Release Date: April 5, 2017 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 7
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THE SELL-OUT AND CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED COMIC SERIES RETURNS! CONTINUES THE STORY DIRECTLY AFTER THE DEVASTATING EVENTS OF PENNY DREADFUL'S SEASON THREE TV FINALE! Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett) finds himself unable to move on. As he searches desperately for meaning in a world without Vanessa (Eva Green), ancient words echo across the centuries, and he is called on once again to take up arms against the creatures crawling out of the night.

  • 10
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Apr 4, 2017

    I might say I'm biased, as anything to do with Penny Dreadful I will adore, but throwing in ancient Egypt as well? You have me hook, line and sinker. The story leaves us begging for the next installment. They have awoken an ancient beast that the Duke wishes to control to summon the dark father himself. Will they destroy the world or each other? I need to know. Like now. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Graphic Policy - Aleece Reynaga Apr 4, 2017

    Fans will be grateful to live in this well-crafted world again thanks to these three artists and their unique hand in this piece. Its set to be a four-part miniseries but Im hoping that this wont be the end of this trio. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    SciFiPulse - Raissa Devereux Mar 27, 2017

    Jesus Hervas‘ art was marvelous throughout. However, I loved the unapologetic Egyptian Gothic sequence within Belial's tomb and Belial's awakening rampage, because there's a mummy! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Apr 9, 2017

    It's a powerful story the builds nicely on what came before - and sets up a thrilling new adventure / horror story! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Apr 10, 2017

    Penny Dreadful's abrupt cancellation was a blow to horror hounds all over the world, but lucky for us, Titan Comics has more than a few skilled necromancers on staff, and now our favorite gothic soap opera is back and is largely unchanged. Writer Chris King, who also co-wrote Titan's first foray into this dark series, pulls back the curtain on what might have happened should the show had continued, translating the feel of the drama to the page with relative ease. With its pulpy voice, solid scripting, and colorfully engaging artwork, Penny Dreadful #2.1 greets the world of the living with a luridly dark opening gambit. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    That's Not Current - Joseph Perry Apr 7, 2017

    Penny Dreadful: The Awakening #1 shows a great deal of promise on continuing the world building and gripping stories for which the television series is so well known. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Apr 10, 2017

    An intriguing continuation of the supernatural gothic drama famous in Penny Dreadful for fans, but lacks significant information for newcomers to the series. Read Full Review

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