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Tales From The Darkside #1

3.71  ·  Rating details ·  69 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Joe Hill's nerve-shredding re-imagining of Tales from the Darkside never made it to your TV set...but the dead are restless and refuse to stay buried! This summer, IDW releases DARKSIDE, a four-issue comic-book adaptation of the episodes written by Hill and illustrated here by Locke & Key co-creator Gabriel Rodriguez! Three stories of the macabre and malevolent! One co ...more
Published June 15th 2016 by IDW
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Jun 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Joe Hill does it again. He has created a new series of stories that fit the comics medium very well.
Diamond Lightfoot
I actually got this from Amazon as a collection of scripts. I wish the show had taken off, but even without that, getting to read this is a joy. Joe's work just gets better as he goes along. This one is a short read, but well worth picking up. The first script is a teaser for what's to come. Loved it!
Jun 27, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I grew up watching Tales From The Darkside. Romero, McDowell, Ellison, and King just to name a few make it a ground breaking series of twisted horror and mystery tales. Some were better than others but each one was good in it's own way and left a lasting impression. Joe Hill's comic was not good. It was bad very bad. The story was cheap and cheesy. The plot was contrived and the characters unbelievable but what makes this unforgiving is that there was no twist. There was no gotta moment where th ...more
Jul 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm very optimistic about Joe Hill's new comic book series, this was pretty good!
Jul 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First time reading this series. Definitely reminds me a bit of the Twilight Zone. Never watched the TV show, but I guess it was sort of a spin off of TZ. Seems there are only 4 single issues in this series so far. I'll definitely keep this in my subscription, as I am enjoying the stories.
Rogues Portal
Jun 17, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tales From the Darkside # 1
Writer: Joe Hill
Artist: Gabriel Rodriguez
Colors: Ryan Hill
Letters: Robbie Robbins
Publisher: IDW

TFTD2Growing up, I had always been a fan of Tales From the Darkside. I like anthologies and fantasy/horror/thriller stories and Tales From the Darkside was my gateway into some really creative stories and hardly disappointed me. In May of 2015, writer Joe Hill was set to bring back Tales From the Darkside to TV. I was excited for this to happen, but my excitement was short li
Mar 02, 2017 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Own in hardback.

FS: "Someone - maybe the show runner Joshua Friedman - said screenwriters are professional scribblers who dislike being alone even more than they dislike writing."

LS: "And we draw away from the slowly revolving cube and the men gathered in terror and awe around it and then... SLAM CUT TO: CREDITS."
Katie Palazzolo
I liked one of the stories, but overall I was kinda underwhelmed.

I love Joe Hill's writing, especially between dialogue when setting the scene
Dragan Nanic
Jul 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
Joe Hill inherited not only the talent but also some of the style and the approach to building the story from his father (Stephen King). In that sense first issue of Tales From The Darkside is trenched in the unmistakably 80s atmosphere. Hill is romantic above everything else and here he sacrifices the thrills in order to follow the heart - in a likeably naïve way that was present in so many (B) movies of that era (Streets of Fire comes to mind for some reason). If you were into that, this is a ...more
Jun 18, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-for-work
Joe Hill specializes on stories straddling the border between enjoyable and disturbing. There's enough here to read it as a one-shot, but with a thread of a larger scenario hiding in the promise of future issues.
Jennie Shook
Three fun little screenplays. It's too bad the pilot episode never got picked up, for I would've been an avid watcher.
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Joe Hill's debut, Heart-Shaped Box, won the Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel. His second, Horns, was made into a film freakfest starring Daniel Radcliffe. His other novels include NOS4A2, and his #1 New York Times Best-Seller, The Fireman... which was also the winner of a 2016 Goodreads Choice Award for Best Horror Novel.

He writes short stories too. Some of them were gathered together in