Hallows’ Eve: The Big Night #1 Review: All Treats, No Tricks

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It’s the most appropriate night of the year for our main character in Marvel‘s Hallows’ Eve: The Big Night #1. Written by Erica Schultz with art by Michael Dowling, is this book all treats, or is it tricks, too?

We reviewed the book on the Stack podcast. But in the interest of highlighting more about the title, here’s a summary of the conversation with our thoughts. And if you prefer the longer audio version, that’s below as well!

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Hallows’ Eve: The Big Night #1 Review:

Hallows’ Eve is a character first introduced in the Dark Web storyline with the power to take on the abilities of the magical masks she wears. Previously, those were monster masks. In this issue, thanks to… Supernatural stuff, she gains the ability to turn into superheroes; specifically, Captain America and Hulk.

Kicking things off, host Alex Zalben said, “I can’t believe how much I like this character… I would 100% chalk that up to Erica Schultz and the way that she’s writing her, really digging into her psychology, finding fun ways of using these masks. This is great.”

Pete LePage agreed saying this issue is “such a pleasant surprise.” In particular, he loved the bit that Hallows’ Eve gets taller every time she uses the superhero masks, and added, “This is exactly what I want from a Marvel comic. There’s high stakes, but there’s still fun.”

Justin Tyler made it a hat trick, noting, “This book is punching so far above its weight… Hallows’ Eve is such a fun take on a character, and we get to really ride with her in a way… The art really serves that. I want to read this all year round.”

Hallows’ Eve: The Big Night #1 Official Synopsis:

It’s October 31st at E.S.U. so you know what that means: A Halloween party won’t go as planned and a bunch of powerless kids will be in a lot of trouble! Hallows’ Eve was once powerless and was once a victim. Now she’s anything but. Her magical masks give her the ability to help – but Eve isn’t a hero, is she?

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