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Edenwood #1

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 7 critic ratings.

SERIES PREMIERE

An eons-long series of multiverse wars between demons and witches has found Earth as its latest and final battleground. The battle pits NECRONEMA, the ever-expanding demonic land that supplanted the Midwest twenty years ago, against EDENWOOD, the witchcraft-controlled land that acts as a barrier against the war zone and the rest of the U.S. RION, a young DEMON HUNTER, is thrust into the role of hero and leader after defeating a magical demon called a GATHER, a transient demon with the power to cross any barrier or dimension. Summoned by the WITCH WAR COUNCIL, Rion must assemble an elite team of DEMON HUNTERS tasked with annihilating a list of targets within the demon-controlled lands. The men and women he selects happen to be the most famous and revered demon hunters of all time, dating back to the 1700s.

Publication Date
Publisher
Format
Kindle Edition
Print Length
30 pages
Language
English
Amazon ASIN
B0CGKJ25KT

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7 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 90

    Nerd Initiative

    Tony Daniel welcomes readers into a fantastic new world overflowing with fantasy and intrigue. Solid writing and electric artwork brings out the best of a young upstart hero with the best yet to come.

  • 90

    Multiversity Comics

    If you’re looking for a visually stunning dark fantasy, “Edenwood” #1 is the book for you!

  • 85

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Tony S. Daniel crafts a strange, trippy and engaging first issue that creates an interesting new world to explore. The story takes some dark turns throughout and delivers some great drama and interesting characters. I have a lot of questions about this world and Daniel leaves enough mystery within the first issue to make me curious enough to read on.

    The Art: Tony S. Daniel delivers some beautifully detailed and often brilliantly brutal art throughout the issue. The visuals capture the eye and imagination while also bringing the reader deeper into this strange new world.

  • 85

    AIPT

    Sure, this book is still quite young, but there’s heaps of potential here. Daniel is dedicated to not only building this rather intricate world, but letting us explore it both slowly and through the eyes of some compelling enough leads. There’s drama and gore to spare, but it never comes at the expense of how committed the narrative remains in following folks through this nightmare realm. I’m scared and excited for our journey ahead, but it looks to be one we’ll make together.

  • 84

    You Don't Read Comics

    The background and world-building that are going on in the first issue. Have an incredible density about them. This is going to be kind of a challenge moving forward. The series could be remarkable if the world-building settles down a bit in the issues to come. Yes, it is. Things are whipping across the page very, very quickly. And this does deliver a really impressive “fog of war” sort of an effect on the reader. Still, it will get really old quickly if Daniel doesn’t settle the narrative down at least a bit and allow the central drama to dictate the pacing of the action.

  • 70

    ComicBook.com

    Tony S. Daniel writes and draws this new series which clearly has an elaborate basis for everything happening. Only some of the story even makes sense in this first issue, and some precious real-estate is taken up by a prologue that is an incredibly clunky set-up for the larger world but once this one finds a groove it becomes a more fun read. Naturally Daniel’s artwork, with help from colorist Jay David Ramos, is tremendous throughout with major splash pages and some gruesome demon sequences in its final pages. This could be one to keep an eye on even if it has a shaky start.

  • 50

    Razorfine

    Edenwood #1 is a passable fantasy-horror comic, with some individual strong moments, setting the stage for the tale to follow, but I’ll admit being more drawn to the art in this first issue than the story. For a genre outside my wheelhouse, I don’t think there’s enough here to bring me back to see where Rion’s tale takes him, but for fans of the genre it might be worth a look.

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