Published on October 24th, 2022 | by Tim Chuma

Crypt Of Shadows #1 (2022) Review

Crypt Of Shadows #1 (2022) Review Tim Chuma

Summary: An excellent compilation of spooky themed stories even worth reading for fans of these types of stories in general and not just superheroes.



Featuring six different spooky-themed stories with various different Marvel characters, this fun compilation really gets into the spirt of things for the Halloween one-shot that a lot of characters eventually get around to having in their own storylines. Some of these characters are not really big enough to have their own stories but it is good to have their time to shine here.

There is a linking story of sorts with Doctor Strange’s brother “behind the mirror” doing the bits in between each story. Unlike the multiverse stories of late there is no other connection between the stories so they can all go off in their own directions and not have to have anything that links them that much.

I did enjoy most of the stories but my favourite would have to be Endless Slaughter in the Infinite Swamp as there really does not seem to be an end to it as both the characters (Wolverine and Man-Thing) are pretty much immortal and just waiting for the heat death of the universe.

There are a whole lot of people who worked on this so it is a good opportunity to check out other people’s work and also other characters in the Marvel extended universe if you have heard of them but not read any of their stuff before.

Well worth a look even if you are not super into superhero stuff as the horror theme is evergreen and it something different to the regular Halloween stuff that comes out this time of year also.


Comic details:

Crypt of Shadows

Writer: El Ewing

Artist: Ramon Bachs

Letterer: Travis Landham

Colourist: Rain Beredo

Associate Editor: Lauren Amardo

Editor: Jordan D White


Neither Big Nor Bad

Writer: Danny Lore

Artist: Karen S.Darboe

Colour Artist: Cris Peter

Letterer: Travis Landham

Associate Editor: Martin Biro

Editor: Annalise Bissa


Werewolf by Moon Knight

Writer: Rebecca Roanhorse

Artist: Geoff Shaw

Colour Artist: Arif Prianto

Letterer: Travis Landham

Associate Editor: Drew Baumgartner

Editor: Mark Basso


Skin Crawl

Writer: Chris Cooper

Artist: Ibrahim Moustafa

Colourist: Neeraj Menon

Letterer: Travis Landham

Associate Editor: Anita Okoye

Editor: Sarah Brunstad


Down Came the Rain

Writer: Chris Condon

Artist: Fran Galan

Colourist: James Campbell

Letterer: Travis Landham

Associate Editor: Lauren Amaro


Endless Slaughter in the Infinite Swamp

Writer/Artist: Adam Warren

Colourist: Guru-eFX

Letterer: Travis Landham

Associate Editor: Lauren Amaro

Editor: Jordan D White


Cover Artist: Leinil Francis Yu, Matt Milla

Varient Cover Artist: Logan Lubera, Rochelle Rosenberg, Ryan Brown

Logo & Production Design: Sarah Spadaccini

Editor in Chief: C.B. Cebulski

Publisher: Marvel

Published: October 19, 2022

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