The Gravediggers Union, Vol. 1
The supernatural world has gone berserk, and it’s all tied to a powerful cult called the Black Temple. They want to unleash ancient dark gods on mankind and bring about the apocalypse. The only thing that stands in their way are Cole, Haley, and Ortiz. They’re members of the Gravediggers Union, a brotherhood sworn to defend the living from the undead. At the center of the Black Temple’s plan is a street kid named Morgan. She’s the key to the coming apocalypse. Also, she’s Cole’s estranged daughter. To find her, the Gravediggers will have to contend with a witch who hates their guts, a former cult member who used to be the world’s biggest movie star, yuppie vampires, steroid-zombies, junk golems…and no overtime pay. DEADLY CLASS co-creator WES CRAIG teams up with artist TOBY CYPRESS (Omega Men) to introduce you to the weird horror of THE GRAVEDIGGERS UNION. Collects THE GRAVEDIGGERS UNION #1-5

The Gravediggers Union, Vol. 1 Details

TitleThe Gravediggers Union, Vol. 1
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LanguageEnglish
ReleaseMay 2nd, 2018
PublisherImage Comics
ISBN-139781534306509
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GenreGraphic Novels Comics, Sequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics

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  • Donovan
    January 1, 1970
    An intentionally weird and subversive commentary on tropes of the supernatural, occult, conspiracy theories, and the apocalypse, it falters to transcend those tropes beyond a generalized chaotic mashup. A bloated cast of stock characters populate this world drawn in that rough “adult swim” style now becoming standard.
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  • James DeSantis
    January 1, 1970
    Meh
  • Dan
    January 1, 1970
    review - http://geekpronblog.blogspot.com/2018...
  • Kate
    January 1, 1970
    Great supernatural storyline, believable characters you can empathise with, and awesome art with a trippy 70's vibes. What's not to like?
  • Hugo
    January 1, 1970
    Thoroughly enjoyable entry in an overstuffed subgenre of comics, but will need to up its game to compete or stand out. Cypress's art is a loose and expressive joy, though the otherwise stylish colouring is too dark and occasionally swamps the art. Censored profanity is really @&$*ing aggravating, especially so often in a book featuring spilled brains, blood and disembowelments.(Read as single issues.)
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  • John
    January 1, 1970
    Stylish, but the characters aren't dug six feet deep. Yet.
  • Bart
    January 1, 1970
    The supernatural world has gone berserk and it’s all tied to a powerful cult called The Black Temple. They want to unleash ancient dark gods on mankind and bring about the apocalypse. The only thing that stands in their way are Cole, Haley and Ortiz. They’re members of the Gravediggers Union, a brotherhood sworn to defend the living from the undead. At the centre of the Black Temple’s plan is a street kid named Morgan. She’s the key to the coming apocalypse. Also, she’s also Cole’s estranged dau The supernatural world has gone berserk and it’s all tied to a powerful cult called The Black Temple. They want to unleash ancient dark gods on mankind and bring about the apocalypse. The only thing that stands in their way are Cole, Haley and Ortiz. They’re members of the Gravediggers Union, a brotherhood sworn to defend the living from the undead. At the centre of the Black Temple’s plan is a street kid named Morgan. She’s the key to the coming apocalypse. Also, she’s also Cole’s estranged daughter.To find her the Gravediggers will have to contend with a witch who hates their guts, an ex-cult member who used to be the world’s biggest movie star, yuppie vampires, steroid-zombies, junk golems ...and no overtime pay. DEADLY CLASS co-creator WES CRAIG teams up with artist TOBY CYPRESS (Omega Men) to introduce you to the weird horror of THE GRAVEDIGGERS UNION.Collects issues 1 through 5. **
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  • Alex Sarll
    January 1, 1970
    I was looking forward to this one - yeah, there are too many comics about the organisation which protects Earth from the supernatural, but one where instead of a government agency or a special family, it's working class stiffs (no pun intended)? That feels worthwhile. And the art had a sort of Billy the Sink in his less goth mode meets Pauls Pope and Grist thing going on. Well, it does look good - and the flashback sequences, giving nightmarish glimpses of Earth's Lovecraftian prehistory, look e I was looking forward to this one - yeah, there are too many comics about the organisation which protects Earth from the supernatural, but one where instead of a government agency or a special family, it's working class stiffs (no pun intended)? That feels worthwhile. And the art had a sort of Billy the Sink in his less goth mode meets Pauls Pope and Grist thing going on. Well, it does look good - and the flashback sequences, giving nightmarish glimpses of Earth's Lovecraftian prehistory, look even better. But the story is afflicted by that vice where the creators are desperate to grab our attention, so we open on an apocalyptic situation which should have been volume 3 or 4, with no chance of getting to know the Union in their regular level of strangeness before the stakes are raised. Plus, having them already recognised by the world at large when the story opens loses much of the heft of the idea, as against the lowly quietly protecting the comfortable. On top of which you have that weird US thing where as default, unions are depicted as corrupt bureaucracies, their officials the real enemy of the working man - which to many Britons tends to read like a Thatcherite cry-wank.(Edelweiss ARC)
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