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“WILLIAMSON and BRESSAN have crafted some truly horrifying attractions, and you’re going to want to get a seat right up front.” —JAMES TYNION IV (THE DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH, Something is Killing The Children)
The secret of Arthur Dante’s deal with the devil is revealed.
Now, Halloween and Sam, heirs to the empire, must decide whose side they’re really on.
COMICONThe series concludes its first story arc with a strong outing, featuring theme park intrigue, family drama and assorted demonic theme park characters. Some memorable artwork helps to make the story real.
Graphic PolicyDark Ride continues to be one of the best series on the stands and it looks like that won’t be changing in 2023. Williamson and Bressan are taking full advantage of the premise, adding layers upon layers of storytelling to the point of establishing narrative arcs and threads that can go on for a long time. I hope the series stays for the long run. If Devil Land were a real place, I’d have no problem buying one of those expensive, all-inclusive passes that let me visit whenever I want. Even if it risks being eaten by one of the rides.
AIPTDark Ride #4 is a great issue and a good turning point in the series. Power is switching hands, revelations are made, and the horrors are gorgeous every step of the way.
The Super Powered FancastThe Story: Williamson throws some entertaining and engaging curveballs throughout this issue. The story continues to ramp up the tension with great character moments and scares. I love the twists throughout the story and how Williamson is able to create some great surprises within it. The Art: Bressan presents some beautifully detailed and fun art throughout the issue. I love the gritty look of the world these characters inhabit and how the art brings to life the surprises and plot twists.
Graphic PolicyDark Ride #4 is another fantastic issue that continues to bring things together slowly. It teases out the weird making you want to find out what’s really going on. It does an excellent job of balancing its scares never crossing the line where shock is its driver. Instead, its the characters within and their reaction as to what’s going on that’s the draw… ok, and the scares.
ComicBook.comDark Ride has consistently entertained and terrified across its existing three issues, but this week's installment makes things even more horrifying and compelling. Just as one mystery surrounding the park appears to be resolved, another macabre domino effect begins to fall into place, culminating in a genuinely surprising ending. Everyone involved with this book is clearly having a lot of fun, and just enough of that energy proves to be infectious, turning what could easily be some off-putting twists and turns into a genuinely good read.