Bloodborne Issue 1: The Lady of the Lanterns

Jul 28, 2022

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Bloodborne The Lady of the Lanterns Part 1 (of 4) Review

Bloodborne Lady of the Lanterns is part 1 of a new limited four-issue series from Titan Comics and is based on the eponymous popular gothic game. Eisner Nominated writer Cullen Bunn brings this issue to life, with Piotr Kowalski on art. For those who are not aware, he is the writer of numerous Marvel, DC comics series, Oni Press, Dynamite Entertainment, and Dark Horse Comics, including Wolverine, Venom, Sinestro, Deadpool, Lobo, Harrow County, and many more.  

Publisher: Titan Comics

Writer: Cullen Bunn

Art: Piotr Kowalski

Colors: Brad Simpson

Letters: AndWorld Design’s JAME

Editor: Jake Devine

The Story:

The story begins with the Lady of the Lantern’s song… A cruel and unusual epidemic has swept through the city of Yharnam. Two young children await their father’s return from the city. They mistakenly let in a Hunter with a Beast of the Scourge on his heels. They tend to his wounds, as taught by their late mother who was a Healer… What they did not count on was an unexpected turn of events that brings death and sorrow…

The Art:

The art is something else. The cover by Junggeun Yoon, I found mesmerizing. However, the art inside the cover is what brings this story to life. It is insanely detailed. The Beast of the Scourge alone. WOW. The story and art flow and moves along quickly, and it entices the reader to go back and start again from the beginning as it makes you want more.    

Final Thoughts:

This was such a good read! Yes, Yes, it is based on the game. There is no need to be a gamer to enjoy this. It has everything one could hope for. A well-written story, suspense, horror, action, monsters, incredible artwork, and more. Honestly, I read this twice. Awaiting Issue 2 with bated breath.

Score: 9