According to Titan Comics’ Tumblr post, they were happy “to announce that due to the incredible fan and retailer demand, the first print of Bloodborne: The Death of Sleep” #1 has sold out at distributor level and is going to a second print. Featuring a special black-and-white variant of Jeff Stokely’s (The Spire) cover A from Issue #1, this new printing is due to hit comic shops the same day as Issue #2 on Wednesday, March 28, 2018.” This screams of goodness if you ask me.
Here's my mini spoiler-filled review for Bloodborne: The Death of Sleep #1:
Publisher: Titan Comics
Written by Ales Kot
Drawn by Piotr Kowalski
If you have played Bloodborne before, you’re gonna enjoy reading this series hands down because it feels like we are revisiting the game again, albeit in different medium. Since we don’t have any vile creatures to fight and nor do we have any stress to level up+grind, this comic is a breezy and entertaining read. The comic contain so many recognizable elements from the game. And yes, the “YOU DIED” screen is still here to haunt us! Of course, since we’re talking about Bloodborne, the comic’s protagonist, aka the nameless hunter did died in the first issue and non-surprisingly woke up in the Hunter’s Dream.
Personally, it feels so nice to see Gehrman and Plain Doll again! But the most significant and cliffhanger moment in the comic is that our dear ole hunter might finally be able to “transcend the hunt” as he finally [I’m not gonna reveal anything here so you gotta read the comic to find out but I think you can guess what is it… *evil laugh*]. Plot aside, Kowalski’s artwork really did Yharnam and the monsters justice and while words are minimal, Kot gives you sufficient info to know what is going on (who am I kidding, bloody hell nobody in Bloodborne knows what is going on all the time…). CONCLUSION: 11/10 because Bloodborne: The Death of Sleep is a soothing salve for your Bloodborne withdrawals.
If you’re a newcomer and know zilch of Bloodborne lore, it’s totes fine! This is because unlike the game, this series is very baby reader-friendly. The first issue includes enough exposition for you to follow along. Furthermore, if you’re a fan of horror, disgusting monsters, Gothic aesthetics, hunting, gore, darkness, action and adventure, I would 110% recommend this to you. Let’s see if this plot description from Titan Comics is enticing to ya: “a nameless Hunter awakens in an ancient city where horrific beasts stalk the shadows and the streets run slick with the blood of the damned. Seeking an escape from the endless Night of the Hunt, the Hunter embarks upon a dangerous, gore-filled quest with the hopes of ending Yharnam’s twisted endemic.” Who knows, maybe after reading the comic, you may get the video game next. Though please be warned that the comic is very tame compared to the game.
Moving along, Titan Comics had freshly released the new cover (by Damien Worm) for issue #2 and some preview pages:
All images are courtesy of Titan Comics.
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