Daphne Byrne #1
In the gaslit splendor of late 19th-century New York, rage builds inside 14-year-old Daphne. The sudden death of her father has left her alone with her irresponsible, grief-stricken mother-who becomes easy prey for a group of occultists promising to contact her dead husband. While fighting to disentangle her mother from these charlatans, Daphne begins to sense a strange, insidious presence in her own body...an entity with unspeakable appetites. What does “Brother” want? And could she even stop him if she tried?

Daphne Byrne #1 Details

TitleDaphne Byrne #1
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LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJan 8th, 2020
PublisherDC Black Label
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GenreSequential Art, Comics, Horror, Historical, Historical Fiction, Graphic Novels, Comic Book

Daphne Byrne #1 Review

  • Derek
    January 1, 1970
    An okay-enough start to what promises to be a great series. To early to tell, but I'm optimistic about this. The next couple of issues will tell.
  • Aiden Merchant
    January 1, 1970
    It's too early to tell if this story will interest me or not, and the art isn't to my liking.
  • Bonnie
    January 1, 1970
    Probably 3.5 stars. I was hoping for a bit more story. But I love the art!
  • Tobin Elliott
    January 1, 1970
    If there is a common thread through any of the Hill House-branded comic book series, it's that the first issue of each is generally okay, without much beyond character building occurring. And usually each first issue ends with a bit of a bang.That's no different here, and while I know nothing about the writer, Laura Marks, I've seen a lot of Kelley Jones' art over the years and it seems a little...subdued. The other series in Joe Hill's group have been quite good, so I'm more than willing to If there is a common thread through any of the Hill House-branded comic book series, it's that the first issue of each is generally okay, without much beyond character building occurring. And usually each first issue ends with a bit of a bang.That's no different here, and while I know nothing about the writer, Laura Marks, I've seen a lot of Kelley Jones' art over the years and it seems a little...subdued. The other series in Joe Hill's group have been quite good, so I'm more than willing to follow this one further as well, though nothing blew me away in this issue.
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  • Stefan
    January 1, 1970
    #1 of the limited series. It's a bit early to say if the story will develop into something nice but from what I got in this first issue, there's quite a bit of potential for this to take really grotesquely fun turns. In a few words, the story takes place in the 19th century and we meet Daphne Byrne, a girl who's bullied at school, still mourning the loss of her father and who's invited to a medium by her mother, being assured by her that "it's really him". Of course things don't go quite as #1 of the limited series. It's a bit early to say if the story will develop into something nice but from what I got in this first issue, there's quite a bit of potential for this to take really grotesquely fun turns. In a few words, the story takes place in the 19th century and we meet Daphne Byrne, a girl who's bullied at school, still mourning the loss of her father and who's invited to a medium by her mother, being assured by her that "it's really him". Of course things don't go quite as planned but late at night, in her sleep, Daphne has a weird dream which sets a nice tone for the issues to come. We'll see how this goes on ... Art wise, I really liked it overall and considering that I've never read anything by the author (nor the artist for that matter), it's a nice find overall.
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  • Roman Colombo
    January 1, 1970
    This was a good start. Daphne is a really interesting character and the story is promising. The only thing that didn't work was the art. The art was good--but didn't match the tone or feel of the story. It was kind of too clean and would work better for something like Harley Quinn or Fantastic Four. Something more fun or traditional.But I'm definitely reading more.
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  • Elizabeth (Miss Eliza)
    January 1, 1970
    I mean, I should like this more, because Spiritualists! But so far I'm cold on it. Not much progression with the plot and in the interview with the author she comes across as smug and lacking knowledge of horror from or set in the end of the 1800s.
  • James
    January 1, 1970
    2.75 stars. Just a barely ok first issue. We learn who Daphne is and that her father had died and she misses him. Has a peculiar dream that seems it might have been real. Not much of a hook to pull you into the next issue. Maybe I’ll read it, maybe I won’t.
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  • John
    January 1, 1970
    Chapter 1-Chosen
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