The Mummy #1

The Mummy #1

Writer: Peter Milligan Artist: Ronilson Freire Publisher: Titan Books Release Date: November 9, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10
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For 2000 years the Sect of Anubis have prolonged their life spans through human sacrifice and the enslavement of an Egyptian High Priestess cursed to walk the afterlife for all eternity. On one night every 30 years the Sect must offer up a human vessel to house the spirit of Nebetah so that they can kill her and drink her blood, thus granting them immortality. But this year they have chosen the wrong vessel and she's not going willingly...

  • 9.8
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Nov 1, 2016

    To sum up this opening issue is very well presented and even includes an article by Hammer Films expert Marcus Hearn who talks about the 1959 Hammer film on which this particular comic book series is based on. Five variant covers are available. All of which are great! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    We The Nerdy - Adrienne Crean Nov 10, 2016

    Freire brought dark, gritty, even a bit spooky to each passing page. I felt that you were never quiet sure what was going to happen. Freire has a beautiful way of shadowing, to not give you disinterest to what's being shown, but more of an absolute interest. What do they see on the other side of the shadow? Milligan writes for a truly alluring story. A story that can teach, as well as immerse you into full Egyptian culture. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Tom Guilfoyle Nov 4, 2016

    The Mummy is a great first issue. The writing and art live up to the Hammer name. Milligan does a fantastic job at setting the stage while Freire's art has a creates the feeling of a classic Horror film. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    That's Not Current - Joseph Perry Nov 8, 2016

    Horror film household name Hammer makes its comic book debut in partnership with Titan Comics with The Mummy: Palimpsest #1, which boasts dazzling artwork and an intriguing kick-off to its supernatural terror tale. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Nov 14, 2016

    Titan Comics gains a big feather in their horror-loving caps with Hammer's The Mummy: Palimpsest #1. Delivering scares both in the supernatural realm and the all too real London streets, Peter Milligan does the brand proud with an unexpected start to this modern creature feature. The art team of Ronilson Freire and Ming Sen also do their part to make this debut stand out for audiences with a set of pages that stands this comic up against classics like Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed and Dracula A.D. 1972. Rich in tone and vintage horror thrills, The Mummy: Palimpsest #1 is a dark victory for Titan and Hammer Comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Flickering Myth - Anghus Houvouras Nov 2, 2016

    This is a great launch for the new Hammer comics and a solid first issue for this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pastrami Nation - Art Macias Nov 13, 2016

    Written by Peter Milligan, who is no stranger to supernatural storytelling, having written Shade the Changing Man, delivers a story that is reminiscent of horror classics of yesterday with a modern twist. The artwork by Ronilson Freire is so detailed and beautifully laid out that it really pulls you into the story and doesn't let go. I cant wait to see more of his work on this book! This is definitely one to pick upespecially for horror fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek-O-Rama - Rick Nov 8, 2016

    I'm hoping the Mummy team (or at least Mulligan) keeps up the level of storytelling displayed in their first issue. If anything, they've introduced a kickass heroine with a truly original backstory. I can't wait to see what comes next. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Capeless Crusader - Jeremy Radick Nov 2, 2016

    Despite a somewhat murky opening act, the rest of The Mummy #1 moves along nicely, delivering old school thrills and chills in the classic Hammer style. With strong central character and a well-defined narrative, its somewhat old-fashioned style winds up being engaging and entertaining. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Nov 10, 2016

    This could be the start of something interesting, but more than likely is just the latest attempt to monetize a nostalgia market. Read Full Review

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