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, Graphic Novels Comics, Fiction

Reviews Ice Cream Man Vol. 1

  • HFK
    Now when closing in with fiftieth day of heat (fuck off already, please), I feel it is a proper time to review something that involves ice cream. And ice cream man.Ice Cream Man is some sort of smarty-ass wannabe comic that tries to copy from the greats without much of an success. The melancholic tackle through life's bigger questions with a hint of horror that takes us back to the time when this shit was super cool, and entertained our late nigh...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • James DeSantis
    Extremely weird, sometimes aimless, yet entertaining read. This is a little town where the Ice Cream Man resides to hand out, well, Ice cream to everyone. No, he's not a creepy pedo, which was my first guess when seeing the cover or reading about him. Instead, he almost haunts the town like the grim reaper. Going around doing the bye byes for most people in the town and showing them true horrors. This is four stories, all varying from really cree...
  • 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.
  • vostendrasamigos yotengolibros
    *I received this book as an eARC from Image Comics via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review*A waste of pages.
  • Michael Emond
    I read this because Brian Vaughan recommended it on Goodreads and I must say - I love everything Brian writes but I unfortunately cannot trust his recommendations because this book was a waste of time. Thankfully it is a mercifully short read. The artwork is wonderful - I will not debate that. It reminds me of Frank Quitely. Hence the 2 stars instead of just 1. The premise is horrible. Mostly because the author goes out of his way not to let us i...
  • 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.
  • Karin
    I am not sure what to think of this book. I am between a it was okay and I liked it. will have to see what the next volume has.
  • 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 ...
  • Drew
    Strange, eerie, silly -- the most Bradburyian thing I've read in a long, long time, in the best possible way. Who is this ice cream man, and what is it that he wants? To bring joy? Terror? Chaos? Order? All of the above? I wasn't convinced an anthology comic could work; I've been happily proved wrong. If some 'episodes' are better than others (esp. true in cases where the story fits the slim mold as opposed to feeling crammed into the single-issu...
  • 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?
  • Laura
    this was a TRIP
  • Kelly K
    Well that was twisted, trippy, and weird. More please!
  • Chad Jordahl
    I'm not really sure why I liked this. I guess it's the writing? Because normally this type of weird story and the style of art would not appeal to me. I liked it beyond expectations.
  • Mery
    Si os gusta un poco lo macabro y disfrutabais como yo de Pesadillas de R. L. Stine, NECESITÁIS leer estos cómics. Acaba de ser mi descubrimiento del día.
  • Erin
    Great little vignettes of horror.
  • Cynthia Nicola
    Not what I expected, though I dont quite know what I was expecting... I liked it!
  • 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 ...
  • Brendan
    3.5I'm happy to see this series is heading for a second volume, something I was not expecting. The problem with anthology storylines and short story novels are the weak vs. the strong. Some of the stories are better than others and with this series, it is one of the issues I had with the series. Reading issue 5 I know the series is heading in the right direction but these 4 issues aren't grand by any means. They are fun and like most horror antho...
  • 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...
  • Sierra
    This is one of the best comics I've read this year.First off, the art is wonderful. It is both beautiful and disturbing at the same time. I was lucky enough to get the cover B of the first issue which features a screaming face. That cover better represents this series then the man with all the happy children. There are no happy children. Only your worst fears! Werewolves, poisonous bugs, melting faces and an eternity in hell are just to name a fe...
  • 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...
  • Rio
    Reminiscent of Stephen King, the horrors in these stories happen in a small town, involving varieties of every day people. Still, I credit Ice Cream Man for its originality. The utopia-esque artwork-exaggerated, effed-up, "picture-perfect" normalcy-brought to mind the film The Truman Show, and the further I got into the issues, the more they reminded me of reading R.L. Stine's Goosebumps as a kid. Really fun book. Would read a 2nd volume!
  • Shannon
    This series is weird but also kind of boring?And yet I keep reading it ...Individual issue reviews: #1 | #2 | #3 | #4Total review score: 1.75