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Dark Ride #8

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 6 critic ratings.


BURST: “Get on the bandwagon of DARK RIDE, trust me” —

The showdown between Halloween and Sam is here!

The winner will control the future of the Dante family… and Devil Land!

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28 pages
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6 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 93

    Nerd Initiative

    I have been pulling this series since it started and it has yet to disappoint! This issue just kept on building both emotions and action, making it an exciting read. It does a great job setting up the next arch which I can’t wait to get my hands on!
  • 90

    The end of Dark Ride's second arc unfolds with an emotional gut-punch, effortlessly balancing grotesque action with poignant revelations. Joshua Williamson's script only finds ways to get even more compelling, reinventing itself without ever taking away from the core heart of the series. Andrei Bressan's art is as spooky as ever, with Adriano Lucas' colors going above and beyond to add to the ambiance of this issue. After this installment, I'm incredibly excited to see what's next for the book.
  • 86

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Williamson crafts a story filled with great action and horror thrills throughout. I love seeing more of the back story fleshed out as well as the reveals within the story. The story continues to create some great character moments as well as giving Sam some great character growth. I like that there are more layers to the characters and look forward to seeing where the story goes next. The Art: Bressan delivers some beautiful horror imagery in the issue. The visuals brilliantly capture the dark energy of the story.
  • 80


    Dark Ride #8 is not just a dark ride, but an intense one. Filled with monster attacks and plot progressing reveals, this series is shaping up for an exciting tectonic shift in its third story arc.
  • 75


    This issue comes out of left field – and not in a particularly great way. The timing of the action for this chapter is very questionable. But some chilling – and at times even poignant – illustrations help to elevate the book.
  • 65

    Multiversity Comics

    While “Dark Ride” #8 features some exciting visual storytelling, the script leaves you wanting more.

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About the Author: Joshua Williamson

Joshua Williamson (born December 23, 1981) is an American comic book writer. He is best known for writing Batman, Batman/Superman, The Flash, Robin and Infinite Frontier for  the DC Comics, Illuminati for the Marvel Comics, Birthright, Nailbiter and Ghosted for the Image Comics.


The Dark Knight Rises Prologue, Williamson’s debut superhero comic book illustrated by Jorge Jimenez, was a 2005 special DVD issue only available in the 2005 Blu-ray/DVD release of Christopher Nolan‘s The Dark Knight Rises.

In 2009, Williamson is the creator of Johnny Monster 3-issue limited series for the Image Comics.

In 2011, Williamson was chosen to write the Uncharted 6-issue limited series for the DC Comics. The comic tell an original story and is designed not to directly tie in with the Uncharted video game series.

Between 2011 and 2016 Williamson create and write Mask & Mobsters for the MonkeyBrain Comics, Captain Midnight for the Dark Horse Comics, Ghosted and Nailbiter for the Image comics, Illuminati for the Marvel Comics.

In 2014, Williamson and artist Andrei Bressan create Birthright for Image Comics.

In March 2016 DC Comics announce Williamson as The Flash new regular writer and in April 2016 Williamson firm exclusive deal with DC Comics.

In 2016, Williamson write Frostbite, a 6-issue limited series for Vertigo/DC Comics, illustrated by artist Jason Shawn Alexander and Justice League vs. the Suicide Squad with artist Howard Porter.

From 2019 to 2021, Williamson was the writer of Batman/Superman series.

In 2021, Williamson was the lead writer of Infinite Frontier DC event and in 2022 the lead writer of the next big DC event, Dark Crisis.

In August 2021, DC Comics announced Joshua Williamson as new Batman writer.

[Latest Update: May 29, 2022]