The Devil's Red Bride #1

Writer: Sebastian Girner Artist: John Bivens Publisher: Vault Comics Release Date: October 14, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 3
8.2Critic Rating
10User Rating

16th century Japan. The fates of warlords ebb and flow like tides of blood, none more than the Aragami Clan who follow their lord clad in the 'Red Devil' mask into every battle. But when Lord Aragami succumbs to illness, his daughter, the fierce Ketsuko, hatches a plot to save her people, no matter the cost...
Years later, as Ketsuko wanders the heaving battlefields of her ruined homeland, she discovers a chance to avenge the terrible wrong done to her clan, even if it means stepping back onto a road steeped in slaughter.
From writer Sebastin Girner (Shirtless Bear-Fighter!, Scales & Scoundrels) and artist John Bivens (Creature Featu more

  • 10
    AIPT - Arbaz M. Khan Oct 14, 2020

    Overall, The Devil's Red Bride #1 is a wonderfully strong and potent delight. It offers as much nuance and depth in its narrative as anything in the Criterion Collection. The tale that Sebastian Girner has formulated is at once exciting and fervent in tackling the genre. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Oct 5, 2020

    The Devils Red Bride is a clear and compelling read, incorporating some common trappings of samurai comics while layering in details that make it feel more like historical fiction. Add in top-tier artwork from Bivens and Monahan, and youve got a comic that is not to be missed. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Oct 3, 2020

    The Devil's Red Bride #1 invokes the best of Samurai classics while bringing in a unique new approach packed with tense character drama and bloody conflict. You won't want to miss this one. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Carlos R. Oct 15, 2020

    This was a fantastic issue and if you’re a fan of samurai stories, this is definitely one you’re going to want to pick up. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Josh Rathbun Oct 15, 2020

    Overall, I think that if your tastes are like mine, you grew up on samurai cinema or if you just want something totally different, The Devils Red Bride #1 offers all of that. Im looking forward to where this story goes and one can hope it ends like so many samurai tales, with two opponents standing their ground and steel being swung all over the place. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Shawn Hacaga Sep 30, 2020

    If you're a fan of dark, bloody historical fantasies, then you'll definitely want to pick this one up. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Major Spoilers - Robert Mammone Oct 17, 2020

    THE DEVIL'S RED BRIDE #1 is a strong opener to a series that promises much, and on the basis of this first issue, is highly likely to deliver on those promises. Strong writing, with a strong central character, ensures a taut and exciting debut. There's so much good stuff in this issue, I'll certainly be back for more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    COMICON - Brendan M. Allen Sep 30, 2020

    When the 'Red Devil' Lord Aragami succumbs to illness, his daughter, the fierce Ketsuko, hatches a plot to save her people, no matter the cost" Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pastrami Nation - Nolan Smith Nov 8, 2020

    This is a great first issue and sets up the story well. The jumping around to different years is a bit jarring at first, but I am sure the storyline's payoff will be worth it. Revenge is a great motivator, and it seems like fate has allowed Ketsuko to have a chance to avenge her family. But at what cost? How much has she lost of herself in the bloodshed of war? A great first issue; I look forward to what comes next! Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Gabriel Hernandez Oct 14, 2020

    THE DEVIL'S RED BRIDE #1 takes some of the best parts of classic samurai tales and splices them into a uniquely original story. The art is gritty and dramatic, and the writing has the potential to tell another classic tale. This is a great read for any samurai fan. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    411Mania - James Stone Oct 3, 2020

    A very different type of comic I am used to reading and although it hasn't blown me away it has created enough curiosity for me to come back for issue #2. Detailed artwork with a layered story that will appeal to an audience with an interest in Manga and Samurai. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Oct 14, 2020

    When all is said and done I think The Devils Red Bride #1 is off to a solid start. It implements its core themes well, even if it doesnt initially do anything strikingly different from them. If the creative team can build these early concepts out the book could yet grow into something more than a standard tale of swords and honor. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Bleeding Cool - Theo Dwyer Oct 23, 2020

    The Devil's Red Bride from Vault Comics, described as a "love letter to samurai fiction," is a debut with potential. Read Full Review

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