Ice Cream Man Vol. 1 by W. Maxwell Prince

Ice Cream Man Vol. 1

Chocolate, vanilla, existential horror, addiction, musical fantasy...there’s a flavor for everyone’s misery.ICE CREAM MAN is a genre-defying comic book series, featuring disparate “one-shot” tales of sorrow, wonder, and redemption. Each installment features its own cast of strange characters, dealing with their own special sundae of suffering. And on the periphery of all of them, like the twinkly music of his colorful truck, is the Ice Cr...

Details Ice Cream Man Vol. 1

TitleIce Cream Man Vol. 1
Release DateJun 26th, 2018
PublisherImage Comics
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics, Horror, Fiction, Graphic Novels Comics

Reviews Ice Cream Man Vol. 1

  • Sam Quixote
    Satan’s taken many forms in fiction: John Milton’s tragic fallen angel; the popular cartoonish red horned dude with cloven feet; Ned Flanders in that Simpsons Halloween episode; and now… an ice cream seller?! I don’t know exactly why they made that choice, other than some kind of playful juxtaposition with the innocence of childhood, but so it goes with W. Maxwell Prince and Martin Morazzo’s pretty decent horror anthology comic, Ice Cre...
  • Donovan
    The best thing I’ve read all year. A sharp, funny, surreal, surprising nightmare. Like Grant Morrison meets Hitchcock. The Ice Cream Man is this bizarre trickster demi-god going around screwing with the mind space of a small unaware town. And beautifully illustrated. I’ll leave it that.
  • Rachel (TheShadesofOrange)
    3.0 Stars This is a weird collection of short and, sometimes, horrifying short graphic stories. The first story was my favourite. I didn't particularly enjoy the other ones, but the ice cream man was still very creepy.
  • Jordan West
    3.5; a pleasingly offbeat, promising debut volume that gets a lot of mileage out of its enigmatic titular character, whose actions vary from mischievousness to pure malevolence, while the ending hints at the introduction of a larger mythology that is quite intriguing.
  • Blanka Rota
    *I received this book as an eARC from Image Comics via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review*A waste of pages.
  • Bookishrealm
    This comic was so freaking strange!!! I really enjoyed it though. The artwork was interesting and the stories...they were crazy. If you haven’t read this definitely give it a chance. I’ll be posting my full review here once it goes live on my blog.
  • Dany
    I had all the intention to love this, as I loved the cover, the synopsis and the general idea... but this was a mess... and didn't quite feel the horror or that the stories were that original.
  • Paul Decker
    *I received this book as an eARC from Image Comics via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review*I had no idea what to expect with this graphic novel. What I got was an adult Goosebumps comic, pretty much. There are four different stories in this book. They each involve the Ice Cream Man, but in different ways. The juxtaposition of the classic ice cream truck and the gruesome deaths gives the book a modern, creepy feel. The first story involves ...
  • Imogene
    That was actually totally scary. It pulls out and shows the darkest parts of the characters.I can’t wait to read more, and to figure out WHAT THE FRICK FRAK IS GOING ON.Plus, who on earth is the man in Black?
  • Kelsey
    3.5This one uses anthology-type storytelling to follow the (mis)deeds of a ghoulish character wreaking havoc on a small town by using their own vices against them. Intriguing premise, but not terribly cohesive. It ends with the promise of a larger picture so I'm intrigued...
  • Theediscerning
    Four stories from a Twilight Zone smallsville that have to feature an ice cream seller. They're fine to a certain extent – quick and interesting little genre pieces – until the last one, which isn't really up to much, beyond a quirky narrative twist, and kind of disturbs the balance of the whole book by thrusting an antagonist and an on-going arc onto things. Still, whatever is going to come certainly looks interesting on this evidence – I ...
  • Erin
    I'm not normally a 'horror' type of gal - I prefer rhinestones and glitter to blood and guts, and if I'm forced to watching a scary movie, I read the entire synopsis online before it starts, so I know exactly what to expect. With that being said, this absolute pansy LOVED Ice Cream Man Vol. 1! I don't know that I would even really classify it as horror - but then again, is "creeping dread" a genre?As someone who pretty much exclusively buys colle...
  • Nicola Mansfield
    This is an anthology series where each issue is a self-contained story with different characters. What pulls them together as a collection is that they all feature the Ice Cream Man. While one of the stories was decidedly horror as a whole I'd rather call them weird tales. The first was the best of the four contained here. After that, they decreased in interest for me and I found the entire gimmick got old fast. I'll say that each story does have...
  • Josh
    *Galley received from Image*I'm struggling with how to rate this one because--while I don't know how much I "enjoyed it"--this collection of episodes is well-written and darkly fascinating. It's quite strong for a collection of loosely linked stories--all connected by the enigmatic and threatening character of the Ice Cream Man. The art works well as each bright, disturbing, curious tale unfolds. And the conclusion of vol. 1 holds its own mystery...
  • Elise
    This book reminds me of my nightmares. Ice Cream Man is an anthology of different stories ranging from extreme loss, drug addiction, human depravity, and straight up horrifying terror. The Ice Cream Man seems to be the purveyor of suffering; his ice cream, a special flavor served up to special people, takes them to their darkest, most horrifying places. Definitely a great pick for adult readers who like horror titles.I received the ARC from Image...
  • Drucilla
    I really liked the art and I liked each individual story, but I felt that, as a whole, the stories were all over the place. I never really felt a connecting theme. Maybe I'm missing something. I'm still picking up the second volume, though. The last few pages promise quite an interesting continuation.
  • Juan
    This was crazy weird. On one hand it feels like a modern day Tales from the Crypt despite not entirely being a horror series. This volume was only 4 issues but there is the mysterious character of the Ice Cream Man himself. What is he? I want to read more and get some answers. Who was the man at the very end??Now I want some ice cream...
  • Simon
    A completely insane series of loosely connected stories that shift from sci-fi to horror to existential dread with each issue. While there are hints of a bigger plot, it's kind of delightful just how crazy and unexplained things are. If you've been itching for a new demented spin on Tales from the Crypt/The Twilight Zone, this is a pretty good choice.
  • Jesse Richards
    This was just terrible. It didn't make any sense, was predictable, boring, silly, not scary, random and dropped the ball narratively. The art is good, and the last story was at least a nice character study - but even that didn't make any sense as it didn't match the rest of the stories in the book. I have no idea what the point of this book is.
  • Peacegal
    Whaaa..? Did I enjoy the concept? Absolutely. But the execution was so scattershot that it was hard to understand exactly what was going on a good portion of the time. This graphic novel reminded me of those various TV horror anthologies that try to be great but just end up loping along, directionless.
  • Fiction State Of Mind
    Coyer Summer BashThis is a triply little volume of stories. A local ice cream man becomes a catalyst in the outcomes of several people’s lives: a desperate junkie, a one hit wonder song writer, a young boy with a deadly pet.There seems an unworldliness about the ice cream vendor and maybe a touch of evil. This series is part of Gerad Way’s imprint Young Animal for DC comics
  • Susan
    Well, this was a creepy little collection of stories. I like how the bright pastel colours contrast with the dark, dark subject matter. My favorite was the first story "Raspberry Surprise." I really don't enjoy spiders but how can you not feel some love for Rupert?
  • Jenn Lopez
    Really weird, freaky tales. The first couple of stories were the better ones.
  • Irene Lazlo
    La mezcla del tranquilo ambiente de los suburbios y el terror sobrenatural es genial.
  • Brad T.
    This was seriously messed up stuff
  • Kell
    this is really uncomfortable. i like it.being an anthology, though, some stories are better than others; that's inevitable.
  • Michelle Doering
    I'm very confused, but I'm curious to see what this is building up to.
  • Candace Nicole
    this kind of horror is both surreal and also kind of my jam. It's like, a twisted Ice Cream Man-version of It.
  • Emma
    This has so much promise and the art is bomb. David Lynch darkness.