The Sandman Universe: Nightmare Country: The Glass House #1

Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: Lisandro Estherren Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: April 12, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 8
8.8Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

The Corinthian has been turned loose on our realm once more, and this time he sets his sights on the very root of rapacious American capitalism--Silicon Valley. His relentless pursuit of the Smiling Man will carve a bloody path from the C-suite of Prophet Capital to the bowels of a demonic nightclub, and no one will be safe from his reach. Not Ken, living large in the Bay Area since parting ways with Barbie all those years ago. Not Max, a nervous hedge fund manager on the rise who's never quite fit anywhere. Not anyone. Multiple Eisner Award-winning writer James Tynion IV reunites with superstar horror artist Lisandro Estherren to bring you t more

  • 10
    AIPT - Colin Moon Apr 11, 2023

    Expanding on classic Sandman themes and effortlessly enriching mythology, The Glass House #1 promises another meaningful entry in a comics masterpiece. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Steve J. Ray Apr 11, 2023

    The fact that DC is releasing this issue on the same day as the hardcover and trade paperback collections of Nightmare Country volume 1 is genius. Anyone who didn't pick up the first issue series should march down to the nearest purveyor of fine sequential storytelling, and pick up their collected edition of choice (though the hardcover comes with a stunning portrait of Death, by the wonderful Jenny Frison, while the paperback edition doesn't). They should grab Nightmare Country: The Glass House #1 at the same time. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Apr 11, 2023

    It's a fascinating story that kicks off with a slow-burn journey into something unique and creepy. Even though Tynion is done with superheroes for now, it's clear he's still one of the best writers at DC. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Apr 11, 2023

    Estherren delivers some beautifully detailed and eye catching art throughout the issue. I love the opening scenes and how they contrast with Max's return. I cannot wait to see more. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Geek'd Out - Cameron Kieffer Apr 11, 2023

    The art by Lisandro Estherren is wonderfully eerie an early scene at a bar features its denizens as grotesque shapes, as if displaying their inner ugliness on the outside as they dance and cavort. Estherren and colorist Patricio Delpeche deliver the perfect visuals to complement Tynions creepy-af script. Delpeches excellent use of reds and purples certifies the club known as The King of Pain as a literal Hell on Earth, creating an atmosphere that feels hot and claustrophobic its an uneasy feeling to have while reading a funny book but it enriches the experience. Whether youre new to the world of the Sandman or a veteran, this accessible first issue will hook you and make you want to dive back issue bins and bookshelves for more. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Apr 11, 2023

    The opening installment of The Glass House of this property is one that eases us into things well. Tynion is able to deliver some solid character material even without an expansive amount of information so that Max feels well-realized. The premise is fairly straightforward with what's going on here and bringing in the Corinthian later into it helps to let the foundations set well. The script works well with the dialogue for Max, I'm intrigued by what we get with the Corinthian, and the artwork hits a sweet spot of both what I expect from a Sandman Universe title while also being its own thing as well. I'm definitely curious to see what's next for this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comic Watch - Kevin Rossi Apr 11, 2023

    The Sandman Universe: Nightmare Country - The Glass House #1 boasts incredible art and an interesting premise. Though it is only issue #1, it appears that Tynion IV is well on his way to being the definitive writer for this era of The Sandman Universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Apr 12, 2023

    The Sandman Universe: Nightmare Country The Glass House #1 provides a welcome return to all of the elements that made its predecessor a horror highlight in 2022 while promising even grander nightmares ahead. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Apr 12, 2023

    The scummy, reprehensible end of wealthy white-collar life in the US has been explored with much greater depth and insight elsewhere, but the opening issue of the series DOES wield substantial potential as the overall milieu of the series is overflowing with possibilities. Tynion has only to point the narrative in the right direction. Wealthy guys in finance. Demons. Human reprehensibility. Tynions got all of the right elements in play. He just has to find the right direction. Read Full Review

  • 10
    cincyfan Apr 17, 2023

    Phenomenal start and with tynion writing this it has potential to be a must read in my opinion

  • 9.5
    Jawsh Apr 26, 2023

    Ugh this was so GOOD.
    Picks up the last NIGHTMARE COUNTRY series in interesting ways that improve upon those 6 issues and get me excited for what comes next.

  • 9.5
    forrestgump Apr 12, 2023

    This was a surprise, it was better than I thought.

  • 9.0
    Amazing Psycamorean Apr 11, 2023

    After the dud ending of his first miniseries, and a rather lackluster Dead Boy Detectives mini, I was not really looking forward to Tynion's follow up. I was wrong. This is as good as the best of the first mini. I really enjoyed this.


  • 6.5
    wakizashireviews Apr 11, 2023

    This was a bit of a disappointment. I was looking forward to the next chapter in the Sandman Universe, but I found this opening issue to be rather flat and dull. I didn't care about the main character Max, nor the other characters that appeared in the story. There was no sense of horror or excitement here. I feel like this story has been done before, and done better. It reminded me of an early story in Jamie Delano's Hellblazer run where John Constantine gets tangled up with a group of demonic London yuppies. Additionally, the art by Lisandro Estherren didn't work for me this time. I don't know if it was the style or the colouring, but it all kind of merged into one with none of the pages or panels really standing out.

    6.5/10 more

  • 10
    Lock Dec 2, 2023

  • 9.0
    Silver Rocket Apr 18, 2023

  • 8.5
    Reddus Apr 18, 2023

Reviews for the Week of...