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Dark Ride #6

69
Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 3 critic ratings.

“It’s twisted, it’s fun, I love this book.” —Comic Book Live

Halloween makes her move to become the killer queen of Devil Land and gives the park-loving fiends exactly what they crave

Publication Date
Publisher
Format
Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
27 pages
Language
English
Price
$3.99
Amazon ASIN
B0C3NLDS7N

33%
67%
3 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 90

    ComicBook.com

    The various pieces of Dark Ride are starting to coalesce into something fascinating, turning an already-great book into an enthralling one. As the conspiracy surrounding the park, as well as its past impact on the lives of its founders, gets even clearer, Joshua Williamson’s script meets us with a story that’s weird, a little gross, but genuinely exciting. The multi-generational art from Andrei Bressan and the spooky colors from Adriano Lucas are also better than ever, making this a book that I can’t wait to follow from this point.

  • 86

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Williamson does a great job of thrilling the reader with great horror and action while also crafting an engaging mystery that keeps me entertained. As horrifying as the preset story continues to be, the flashback moments are equally dark and disturbing and a little tragic in this issue. I like the continuing tension between brother and sister and can’t wait to see it explored more. The ending promises things are going to get darker and more intense and I look forward to seeing how dark things get.

    The Art: Bressan delivers some beautiful art throughout the issue. The visual contrast between the flashback and the present story is brilliant and I love how the art captures the thrills of the action in the story.

  • 70

    COMICON

    Most of this sixth issue of the series deals with the garbage pit that lies beneath the fictionalized Disney World from Hell. And in keeping with the genre, it’s very much the funk of 40,000 years. Well maybe not quite that many, but you get the point.

    Suffice it to say that every bit of trash – from old maps to the vomit of kids ate one too many Blood Bars – from the park’s opening to modern times has been collected underneath the park. And, as is fitting, the garbage pit is “maintained” by Alastair, a crazy old man who doesn’t take kindly to trespassers to his domain – even if they are the boss’ son.

    It’s a different view for the series, which has largely focused on the park itself and the dynamics of the Dante family, the patriarch of which founded the park. It gives artist Andrei Bressan something new to draw – though there’s enough of a view of the park’s insane rides to please readers.

    The issue is basically one long chase scene with Alastair hunting down son Sam and Summer. An extended chase could potentially work in a movie, but since it occupies the majority of this issue, it gets old pretty quickly. Viewed from the point of view of the entire story arc, the chase might work. As an individual issue, though, it borders on boring.

    Sure, writer Joshua Williamson gives us some background on the characters as they are being chased, but there are other ways to get that information out. Still Williamson is an experienced writer with a track records of tell good tales. He deserves the benefit of the doubt.

    We know from the creators’ notes in the back of the issue that Alastair will be back for at least the next two issues. Hopefully he’ll leave the trash where it belongs and give us more of a story.

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