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Black-Eyed Kids, Volume 1: The Children

(Black-Eyed Kids #1)

3.01  ·  Rating details ·  93 ratings  ·  16 reviews
When the lull of night falls over a sleeping midwestern town, an ancient, unimaginable horror creeps violently and purposely through the night. That's when the children come out to play. Children with eyes of solid back, devoid of emotion and remorse, and only asking for one thing... to come inside. But there are some who will not go quietly in the night. Some who will fig ...more
Paperback, 121 pages
Published October 12th 2016 by AfterShock Comics, LLC
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James DeSantis
Apr 29, 2018 rated it liked it
I actually met Joe Pruett at the Daytona Comic Con. Super nice dude, I bought bunch of Aftershock graphic novels from him, so expect more reviews coming soon. So what did I think of HIS Comic?

This is basically children of the corn but a little bit more sci-fi. These kids begin to turn on the town they live in one by one. It's almost like a cult is forming, except instead of it feeling like a religious brand converting everyone's eyes turn pure black and start killing people. It's a slow, and cr
Nov 25, 2017 rated it it was ok
I wasn't familiar with the urban legend of the black-eyed kids, but from what I can gather from this glacially paced story is that they are kind of like vampires, but not vampires. They have to be invited into your house and they've been hiding among us for many years. And I guess you have to kill your family to become one of them. The story has potential but we don't get enough information during this arc. I have very little idea what's going on. The art doesn't help. While it definitely sets a ...more
Lilyn G. | Sci-Fi & Scary
Black Eyed Kids Vol 1 covers the first five issues of the series. It is set in a small no-name town, and starts immediately into the creepy with no lead up. In some ways, this is nice, but on the other hand, I didn’t have a reason to connect with any of the characters, so I didn’t care who lived and who died.

Black Eyed Kids Vol 1was a weird read and one that I can’t say I particularly enjoyed. The dark tones were fine, but the style the people were illustrated in meant it was sometimes hard to
I received a free copy of this book from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review

This was a decent first volume. The art was dark and creepy and definitely helped enhance the mood, although sometimes it was a bit difficult to follow what was going on and there could have been a bit more distinction with some of the character designs. The plot was okay but so far it seems to be your fairly standard body snatcher esque horror story but my interest is piqued so I'll have to see if it picks up
Grace Troxel
Mar 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
This review originally appeared on my blog, Books Without Any Pictures:

Several years ago, my friend Sam and I were walking around on a crisp winter night. We were in a very rural residential neighborhood. We were approached by a white van filled with pale giggling children with dark eyes. Even the driver looked no older than twelve. They kept askin
Pop Bop
Oct 14, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed
No Remorse

This volume collects the first five issues of B.E.K.. The mood is great; the drawing, coloring and lettering all enhance the darkness and sense of imminent doom that permeates the tale. But, bear in mind that these are slow moving, dark, threatening black eyed kids who often seem to be on autopilot.

There is a fair amount of backstory, and loads more hinted at. The feel is that of an alien invasion sort of thing, with a "black oil" kind of vibe. The B.E.K.'s are gathering u
Geppis Baltimore
Sep 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Fall is right around the corner which means Halloween isn't too far after. If you're like me, you're looking for some spooky books to read and Black-Eyed Kids definitely delivers.

For those who are not familiar, black-eyed kids or black-eyed children are a popular urban legend where supposed paranormal entities appear as children between the ages of 6 and 16. They have pale skin and completely black eyes and are usually seen late at night hitchhiking, panhandling or on your own doorst
Brooklyn Ferguson
Aug 27, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 3-star
I found this interesting. Black Eyed Kids has always been an interesting topic, and to see it in a graphic novel/comic type of book is a breath of fresh air. The art style is amazing, and so is the color scheme (though it was a little hard to see what was happening in the page at times,) and the story is interesting.

Unfortunately, I haven’t seemed to click with the story and writing style. I got through it very quickly, but at the end I didn’t feel the need to order the next few volumes of it.
Kayla Reed
I'm not sure if I just got a bad copy from edelweiss or what but I had no words in my edition, only pictures. The graphics were really good and it had classic horror movie vibes going on. But since I had no words, that means I had no story line, and that means I don't know what the hell was going on. Maybe my library will have it so I can give it a proper review but until I find out I have no choice but to give it 1 star. It's safe to say I am disappointed.
Rudi Dewilde
May 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel, horror
A gruelling horror story for the not so feinted of heart. Atmospheric and stylish at the same time. I adore the drawing, the composition and the dark colours. I would give it a five-star review if the characters were a bit more fleshed out. I saw two grammatical errors in the lettering... Aaargh !!! Maybe better in the next volume?
Sierra Dean
Oct 20, 2018 rated it it was ok
Read for TLP
Jun 04, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: comic-book
The start of a seemingly adequate horror story. There are some hints towards a deeper back story, so I wouldn't be surprised to see this dragged out for a while.
Feb 07, 2018 rated it liked it
Wasn’t overly exciting, wasn’t terrible, just an ok read.

3 black eyes of 5
Jeff Jellets
Nov 23, 2016 rated it really liked it

"No matter who tells it, the encounters always occur the same way: someone home alone in the middle of the night hears a knock on the door. When they peek through the window, children, normally in a pair, are seen standing in the cold. As the resident cautiously cracks open the door to see what might be wrong, a familiar feeling of dread washes over them. The strange children beg to be let inside, but something isn’t right ... there’s something “off” about these kids. As the lonely resident look
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