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Border Town #1

Writer: Eric M Esquivel Artist: Ramon Villalobos Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: September 5, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3
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Don't miss the start of this all-new ongoing Vertigo series by writer Eric M. Esquivel (Gregory Graves, Ricanstruction) and artist Ramon Villalobos (Nighthawk, America).
When a crack in the border between worlds releases an army of monsters from Mexican folklore, the residents of Devil's Fork, AZ, blame the ensuing weirdness-the shared nightmares, the otherworldly radio transmissions, the mysterious goat mutilations-on "God-dang illegals." With racial tensions supernaturally charged, it's up to new kid in town Frank Dominguez and a motley crew of high school misfits to discover what's really going on in this town torn between worlds.  

  • 9.0
    Batman's Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Aug 6, 2018

    Border Town #1 is a strong start for a reinvigorated Vertigo imprint, a relatable coming-of-age teen drama in one of the least understood yet most argued about parts of the country. The art is terrifyingly detailed, and the story leans enthusiastically into time-tested horror tropes while also finding new ground by adding Mexican/Chicano folklore and mythos. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Aug 1, 2018

    A remarkable start to this new series and, hopefully, a sign of what is to come from Vertigo over the next few months. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Aug 14, 2018

    With a politically-charged energy and earned, sincerely funny edginess, Border Town #1 carries the torch of original Vertigo Comics work into 2018 nicely. Esquivel, Villalobos, and Bonvillian have tapped into a very specific vein of supernatural teen horror with a hefty mixture of cynicism, anger, and wit, and I for one, cannot wait to see where it goes. If Border Town #1 is any indication, Vertigo Comics is coming back in a big way. Read Full Review

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