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Dark Spaces: Dungeon #1

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 7 critic ratings.

Scott Snyder and Hayden Sherman reunite for the next installment in the critically acclaimed Dark Spaces anthology series.

A family moves from the rustle and bustle of the Big Apple to upstate New York. However, their father’s dreams of a quiet rural life are shattered when he discovers a DUNGEON underneath their land filled with torture devices, weapons, and a threatening message on the wall that reads, “TELL NO ONE.” Paranoia sets in rapidly as the father realizes anyone in his new hometown could be the dungeon master. Whom can he trust? And how will he keep this secret from his family while keeping them SAFE?

From the creative team behind the acclaimed Dark Spaces: Wildfire comes another dark tale of intrigue and the bad things people do.

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
35 pages
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7 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 90

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Snyder creates another brilliantly dark and compelling story in this first issue. There are some great reveals in the issue and the connection between the beginning of the story and the character of Madoc is fantastic. I also love the slow building tension and suspense throughout the issue and how it is impossible to not want to read more.

    The Art: Sherman delivers some great art in the issue. The visuals are filled with great details as well as some intense and scary moments.

  • 90


    I’m hooked on Dark Spaces: Dungeon #1 with a payoff in the form of a bonafide dungeon. There’s a grim vibe to Dungeon that grabs hold of you and doesn’t let go. In some respects, this feels like the best of Clive Barker and Saw melded into one.

  • 90

    Big Comic Page

    A character-focused thriller that taps into some stomach-churningly primal fears, this is a series you owe it to yourself to check out. Snyder and Sherman are a match made in creative heaven, and the Dark Spaces anthology continues to deliver banger after banger. Highly, highly recommended.

  • 90

    Comic Watch

    Dark Spaces: Dungeon #1 arrives just in time for Halloween, the spookiest time of the year. Scott Snyder and Hayden Sherman have created another engaging and thrilling installment to the Dark Spaces anthology. If horror fans are going to pick one book up this month, Dark Spaces: Dungeon #1 is the perfect choice, though it would be equally as terrifying and engaging any time of the year.

  • 80

    The latest in Scott Snyder’s Dark Spaces line for IDW, Dungeon, kicks off what could be a solid serial killer mystery plot. The titular dungeon is a fascinating creation, appearing unassuming at first but has the capabilities to just as gruesome and vile as any Jigsaw trap from the Saw franchise. Snyder also has the means to effortlessly inject characters with deep psychology in just a few lines of dialogue, immediately putting is in the heads of a tortured detective and an unassuming father. This is a strong recommendation from someone who usually doesn’t click with Snyder’s work.

  • 80

    Multiversity Comics

    An awesome debut for this psychotic thriller but a ton of wanting to know more moments.

  • 40

    Set The Tape

    If you’re a fan of implausible psychological horrors, such as the later films in the Saw franchise where it became more about the weird devices than plausibility, Dark Spaces: Dungeon may appeal to you. But at this point the story seems to be happy to take things slow, to not give the reader much, and rely on the promise of better things to come, leading to a first issue that doesn’t really encourage you to try out issue two.

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