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The Plot #1

Writer: Michael Moreci, Tim Daniel Artist: Josh Hixson Publisher: Vault Comics Release Date: September 25, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 13
9.2Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

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In order to receive... First you must give. When Chase Blaine's estranged brother and sister-in-law are murdered, he becomes guardian to McKenzie and Zach, the niece and nephew he hardly knows. Seeking stability for the children, Chase moves his newly formed family to his ancestral home in Cape Augusta... which overlooks a deep, black bogland teeming with family secrets.

  • 10
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Sep 20, 2019

    'The Plot' #1 is a stellar debut. It's the gold standard in modern horror comics. There's expertise and quality to this newest Vault title that is clearly visible on every page. It's compelling and shocking. With a dysfunctional family at its center and all the manifestations of dark secrets coming to the surface it's a fascinating and slow descent into murder and mayhem. This is just the beginning so don't miss it.  Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Aug 19, 2019

    The Plot #1 is the single best horror comic debut of 2019, and probably the best launch of a new terror series since Gideon Falls. Its a smart and confident story that relies on its characters as much as the supernatural. Its another smash hit in the making from Vault. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Sirens of Sequentials - CJ Pendragon Sep 7, 2019

    Overall, The Plot #1 is a must-read. With touching themes about family, loss and grief mixed in with long-buried pasts and secrets, it's almost guaranteed that it turns into an emotional rollercoaster that has you on the edge of your seat, with your heart in your throat and jumping when the cat gets in your lap. We see in the first issue a small exploration into adolescent angst, family dysfunction and the challenges of returning to a place where you have a past. A visually gorgeous first issue with top-shelf storytelling, The Plot #1 is absolutely required reading for anyone who claims to be a fan of comics or horror. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Anthony Composto Aug 30, 2019

    THE PLOT is a chilling horror story wrapped up in a compelling family drama, perfect for fans of Locke & Key and The Haunting of Hill House. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Lizzy Garcia Sep 26, 2019

    Overall, The Plot #1is an excellent horror comic that, while lacking in traditional scares, uses its unsettling color palate and emotional opening to establish the start of a thrilling mystery. Adult fans of mystery and supernatural series. such as Nancy Drew or Supernatural, should absolutely pick up this book. It is also the perfect read for the upcoming Halloween season. I look forward to upcoming issues and continuing to follow this book as the plot thickens " pun intended. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Sep 25, 2019

    A masterclass in modern horror, The Plot tantalizes readers with a spine-tingling, shiver-inducing tale of terror that's not to be missed. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Sep 29, 2019

    With it's harrowing tone, The Plot #1 is the type of book that will stay with you long after you put it down. This is what I want in a horror comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Pastrami Nation - Nolan Smith Sep 24, 2019

    This is a fantastic first issue, it pulled me right in, and didn't let go until the cliffhanger at the end. The Plot is the perfect start to the Halloween season, not pumpkin spice drinks and candles. This mature readers book should not be missed, as Vault continues to release amazing, original titles that cover any genre. Make sure to pick up your copy! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 4, 2019

    The Green Lantern is heading toward a mini-hiatus following next issue, but the impressive whirlwind Morrison and Sharp take readers is a wonder to behold suggesting a re-read might be in order very soon. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Ari Bard Sep 25, 2019

    Beginning with an exhilarating first issue, The Plot starts with a sense of horror you welcome as you sit around a campfire but finishes with a sense of dread that sticks with you long after you finish the last page. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Sep 24, 2019

    The Plot is an invitation to become enveloped by the world that this creative team is presenting, and I can't wait to dive in further. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Aug 14, 2019

    When it comes to "The Plot," it's fair to say we're willing to give quite a lot for this first taste of the "Nightfall" line. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Doom Rocket - Clyde Hall Sep 13, 2019

    It's a sly and foreboding beginning for an appealing horror imprint concept. The first issue showcases a steadfast love for the genre that won't be rushed, cheapened, or compromised for plot advancement. Rich ingredients simmer in the narrative cauldron, destined to come to a bubbling, toiling boil before story's end. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Sep 24, 2019

    This first issue focuses on constructing a potent foundation for those ideas to unfurl and delivers a potent mood to carry them forward. The result is an engrossing first issue"one that sets the mood for October beautifully and promises that the best is still to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Oct 30, 2019

    While horror generally isn't my thing I'm certainly not going to look away from what might be an intriguing series. The Plot has a lot of familiar staples here and some awkward setup for the first issue but it also has a sense of purpose and style about it that I like. Hixson's artwork is a big selling point for me in creating something that feels appropriately off-putting but intriguing at the same time, especially with the brief bit of the creature that we get to see. It has a lot of heavy lifting to do to get through the setup phase of it, which I think could have been handled in a better fashion and allowing for more exploration of Blaine House and the kids, but depending on what follows next it could allay those concerns. And I'm definitely going to check out more. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Lucas Fashina Sep 25, 2019

    The start the incredibly detailed pencils by Josh Hixson, looks to pull you in. His craftsmanship is on display through the use of intense strokes, and eerie lightning was ideal for this story. Even from the first panel, this dull yet brilliantly rendered scene is nevertheless a foreshadowing look at the awfulness that Blaine Family will encounter once inside. Read Full Review

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