Crypt of Shadows #1

Crypt of Shadows #1

Illustrated by: Paul Azaceta, and Alex Lins

Cover Art by: Leinil Yu

Written by: Al Ewing, Cavan Scott, and Steve Orlando

Release date: October 18, 2023

Marvel Comics

*Minor Spoilers Ahead

Once more, as All Hallows’ Eve draws nigh, the dust-covered slab that seals shut the crypt, blocking out the sun and casting it forever in shadow, has creaked open to let the darkness loose to prey on the Marvel Universe! Be they mercenary or mage, guided by law or by rage, our heroes will face their terror, and they’d best pray their spines are sturdy enough for the job…or the crypt they find may well be their own!

As All Hallows’ Eve approaches and the shadows grow longer, the crypt once sealed tight against the creeping darkness creaks open once more. The malevolent forces lurking within are released to haunt the Marvel Universe, and the result is a spine-tingling collection of tales that will send shivers down your spine.

This resurrected one-shot, much like its spectral contents, is back for another year, offering a treasure trove of eerie stories starring some of the most enigmatic and spookiest characters that Marvel has to offer. From the mystical to the macabre, these tales delve deep into the darkness and deliver a potent dose of horror that’s bound to leave an indelible mark on your comic book-loving soul.

The roster of characters is as diverse as it is thrilling. In the crypt’s depths, you’ll encounter a kaleidoscope of fear-inducing personas, including Daredevil, Deadpool, Hulk, Kraven the Hunter, The Living Mummy, Man-Thing, Scarlet Witch, Werewolf by Night, and the enigmatic Victor Strange. These characters, each unique in their own right, come together to weave narratives that blend the supernatural with the human, the bizarre with the extraordinary.

Last year’s Marvel horror collection may have left some fans yearning for more, but fear not, because “Crypt of Shadows #1” surpasses expectations with its chilling and captivating stories. The standout tales in this year’s edition include Cavan’s masterful Deadpool story, Steve Orlando’s haunting Scarlet Witch narrative, and the return of the eerie Man-Thing, which continues to capture the essence of fear.

The art by Paul Azaceta and Alex Lins, along with the evocative cover art by Leinil Yu, is nothing short of spectacular. It enhances the eerie and atmospheric storytelling, immersing readers in the dark corners of the Marvel Universe. The visuals complement the narrative perfectly, making every page a treat for the eyes.

Crypt of Shadows #1 is a spine-chilling, pulse-pounding collection of horror tales that will leave you eagerly turning each page to uncover the next terrifying secret. With its top-notch storytelling and captivating artwork, this one-shot is a must-read for anyone who enjoys the darker, more mysterious side of the Marvel Universe. So, prepare to be thrilled, and beware of what lurks in the shadows!

Crypt of Shadows #1 is available on our weekly new comic wall.


An Eerie Marvel Universe Unleashed!

Colors - 9.1
Design - 9.6
Illustration - 10
Narrative - 9.4
Subplot - 9.4


Crypt of Shadows #1 is a one-shot comic book collection of eerie and spine-tingling tales featuring various Marvel characters like Daredevil, Deadpool, Hulk, Kraven the Hunter, The Living Mummy, Man-Thing, Scarlet Witch, Werewolf by Night, and Victor Strange. The narratives blend the supernatural with the human and the bizarre with the extraordinary, and the art and cover art enhance the eerie and atmospheric storytelling. The standout tales include a masterful Deadpool story, a haunting Scarlet Witch narrative, and the eerie return of Man-Thing.

Genre: Horror, Superhero
Series: Crypt of Shadows | Illustrated by Alex Lins, Leinil Yu, Paul Azaceta
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