I Walk With Monsters #1

Writer: Paul Cornell Artist: Sally Cantirino Publisher: Vault Comics Release Date: November 25, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 6
8.5Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

In Jacey's past is the Important Man who took away her brother. Now Jacey has David, who sometimes transforms into a terrifying beast. Together, they've found a way to live to hunt, sniffing out men who prey on the vulnerable. But Jacey and David are about to run into the Important Man again. From Paul Cornell (Wolverine, Doctor Who, Elementary) and Sally Cantirino (Last Song, We Have To Go Back) comes a haunting story about the monsters that walk beside us all, and sometimes lurk within.

  • 10
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Dec 5, 2020

    This is where I Walk With Monsters hits like a punch to the stomach. It's one thing to make a cool monster / serial killer hunting story. It's quite another to pack it with great character development like this. I finished this issue and just said, "Wow", because this is a powerful story right out the gate. This is one of the most impressive and frightening debut issues I've seen in some time. The kicker is that it's not scary because of the literal monster. It's scary because of the situations surrounding it, and that gets right into your bones. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Major Spoilers - Robert Mammone Nov 29, 2020

    An interesting twist on the serial killer genre, with a sympathetic depiction of a woman whose life was ruined by a man, and now seeks to stop men who hunt women and children. There are glimmers of redemption in I Walk With Monsters #1, but for the most part, most of the people in it are monsters and predators, and Jacey walks a faint, glimmering line while beset on all sides (internally and externally) by a fundamental darkness that threatens to extinguish once and for all her humanity. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Dec 30, 2020

    I Walk With Monsters #1 came out a month ago, and I am incredibly thankful that I managed to find the time to catch up with the series as #2 is coming out today (12/30). This is going to be a wild ride, and I'm excited to see how Cornell and Cantirino answer all of the questions about the predicament that Jacey and David find themselves in. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Nov 28, 2020

    I Walk With Monsters #1 isn't a comic to be taken lightly, it's an emotionally challenging tale of real-life horror, promising readers a story with a dark edge and a powerful voice. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bookcase - Jacob Cordas Nov 24, 2020

    I Walk With Monsters #1 is a perfect first issue that demands to be read. From the first page, it does everything right and never slips up after Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Dec 22, 2020

    A hair-raising debut that leaves readers wanting more, I Walk With Monsters #1is a well-crafted introduction to what very well may be your new favorite horror series. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Nov 23, 2020

    An atmospheric, complex, and superbly intriguing opening chapter to yet another winner in Vault Comics' horror lineup. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Christopher Egan Nov 27, 2020

    Final Verdict: 8.5, “I Walk With Monsters” #1 takes the worn out idea of ‘people were the real monsters all along' and makes it interesting again. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Keigen Rea Nov 25, 2020

    This is a great comic in many ways, and I'm excited to follow up on it, but it does little to make me feel that I need to to so urgently. Still, this is a strong horror comic in a year of strong horror comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Jenna Anderson Nov 25, 2020

    There are definitely a lot of questions that I Walk With Monsters still has to answer, but it comes out of the gate swinging in both a bold and understated way. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Nov 24, 2020

    There is a lot to like about I Walk With Monsters #1. Strong opening scene, with great artwork. It digs into some hard subjects and keeps you guessing. The only major fall for the issue is the length and/or pacing. The first issue just feels all too short and we do not get enough story. I Walk With Monsters #1 really needed to be a double-sized issue. It would have let the story breathe a little bit more, while also let us get to know the characters more. Everything is still surrounded by this haze of vagueness. Which, overall, is not a bad thing; I just feel as a reader I needed a little more to hang onto. It would have had me excited and ready for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Caffeinated Critique - James Stone Nov 24, 2020

    I Walk With Monsters blends horror and storytelling perfectly with a narrative to engage a mature audience. With a twist and a cliffhanger I'm eager to see what dark path the next issues go down. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Olivier Roth Nov 25, 2020

    Cantirino’s art is a great compliment to Cornell’s script as she provides an aesthetic that I find similar to other “horror”-style comics I’ve read in the past few years, but remains her own. One thing that I’m always a fan of in comics is when an artist can convey emotion through their character’s facial features, and here, Cantirino does a marvelous job here. When Jacey is confronting the killer, you can feel her contempt and annoyance at having to be in this situation. Later in the issue, Cantirino has Lacey run the gamut of emotions. I do also like the way Cantirino showcases the blanks in Lacey’s memory - it’s not super subtle, but it’s a little thing that’s fun to see. Couple all of this with Kelly’s colors throughout, this makes for a good looking comic book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Nov 25, 2020

    With it playing in the field of dark and disturbed men that need to be dealt with, it's a very familiar genre and one that has been mined a lot. Paul Cornell, however, sets us onto an interesting path with it as we're introduced to Jacey and David and what they're doing and hints of why. This feels like a very smooth and accessible book for Cornell and it definitely leaves you wanting to see more of what's going to happen. Cantirino's artwork is fantastic here as colored by Kelley and I love the character designs and especially the settings and locations which show some intriguing personality to a lot of it. I'm hopeful that there's something really big coming down the line for this story as the potential is most definitely there. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Graphic Policy - Brett Nov 25, 2020

    I Walk With Monsters #1 isn't a bad start and has a really interesting concept. The first issue though is a very slow setup. It start fast throwing the readers into a murder but from there backs off to a point you're wondering what the point was. It's starting a film with an action sequence then spending an hour after standing around talking about what's going to happen. But, as part of the puzzle to come, it probably works perfectly, that's the some times frustrating thing about comics. But, we have to judge this on the single issue and as far as a debut, it's a bit of a slog of a start. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Bleeding Cool - Theo Dwyer Jan 8, 2021

    I Walk With Monsters #1 spends a lot of time on the lead's trauma without developing her as a character first, leaving no way in. Read Full Review

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