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Fans of the cult hit CW television series won't want to miss this pivotal prequel tale and neither will fans of horror-thriller comics! Dean and Sam Winchester were raised as Hunters by their widowed father, seeking vengeance on the supernatural elements that took their mother from them. But the road to vengeance is a dark one... Picking up several years after the hit RISI Fans of the cult hit CW television series won't want to miss this pivotal prequel tale and neither will fans of horror-thriller comics! Dean and Sam Winchester were raised as Hunters by their widowed father, seeking vengeance on the supernatural elements that took their mother from them. But the road to vengeance is a dark one... Picking up several years after the hit RISING SON miniseries, the Winchester clan find themselves in the strangest situation imaginable - monster hunting in the Big Apple! The definitive events that led to Sam leaving his family to attend Stanford, this gripping and horrifying story - courtesy of television series writers Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin - explores the raw nerves of what makes the Winchesters unique and volatile in their search for justice.


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Fans of the cult hit CW television series won't want to miss this pivotal prequel tale and neither will fans of horror-thriller comics! Dean and Sam Winchester were raised as Hunters by their widowed father, seeking vengeance on the supernatural elements that took their mother from them. But the road to vengeance is a dark one... Picking up several years after the hit RISI Fans of the cult hit CW television series won't want to miss this pivotal prequel tale and neither will fans of horror-thriller comics! Dean and Sam Winchester were raised as Hunters by their widowed father, seeking vengeance on the supernatural elements that took their mother from them. But the road to vengeance is a dark one... Picking up several years after the hit RISING SON miniseries, the Winchester clan find themselves in the strangest situation imaginable - monster hunting in the Big Apple! The definitive events that led to Sam leaving his family to attend Stanford, this gripping and horrifying story - courtesy of television series writers Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin - explores the raw nerves of what makes the Winchesters unique and volatile in their search for justice.

30 review for Supernatural: Beginning's End

  1. 5 out of 5

    Otherwyrld

    I've read this book twice now over the last couple of weeks and I think it says it all about this graphic novel that I still can't remember almost anything about the plot. It's still a prequel story like the rest of this series, so we still have Daddy Winchester dragging his now almost adult sons around the country chasing after clues to the monster that killed Mama Winchester. This one is mostly set in New York, and features a heavier cast than previous titles, including a few other hunters. It I've read this book twice now over the last couple of weeks and I think it says it all about this graphic novel that I still can't remember almost anything about the plot. It's still a prequel story like the rest of this series, so we still have Daddy Winchester dragging his now almost adult sons around the country chasing after clues to the monster that killed Mama Winchester. This one is mostly set in New York, and features a heavier cast than previous titles, including a few other hunters. It ends with the family at least getting some answers in that they now know it is the creature known in the series as the Yellow Eyed Demon who committed the deed. At the end we have Sam off to Stanford (and how did someone with virtually no formal education and who was constantly on the move manage that?) and the team is split up, at least for a while. The art is still as mediocre as in previous volumes, with none of the characters being recognisable, though I do wonder if the comic could not get permission to use the actor's likenesses which is why they look so different (but in which case why produce the comic at all, especially as there are variant photographic covers which do show Sam and Dean). There's one final book in this series to go, and this one is set in Edinburgh, my current home town. I wonder how badly they can muck that up.

  2. 4 out of 5

    KK

    The story's pretty good. The artwork got really better. John has eyes now :D The story's pretty good. The artwork got really better. John has eyes now :D

  3. 5 out of 5

    Quentin Wallace

    The Supernatural graphic novels still haven't quite clicked for me. Not bad, just not what I was expecting. This is still a prequel to the show, but now the boys are older and doing hunting of their own. I always knew the relationship between the boys and their father was strained, but the comics are pulling no punches. It really shows just how sad the lives of Sam and Dean have been. There's really nothing cool about what they do. Their entire life is based on tragedy which led to obsession. At The Supernatural graphic novels still haven't quite clicked for me. Not bad, just not what I was expecting. This is still a prequel to the show, but now the boys are older and doing hunting of their own. I always knew the relationship between the boys and their father was strained, but the comics are pulling no punches. It really shows just how sad the lives of Sam and Dean have been. There's really nothing cool about what they do. Their entire life is based on tragedy which led to obsession. At least they are channeling things into doing something to help others, but only at the cost of their own lives. So this volume was closer to the theme of the show than the others, art was good as usual. But still, the comic is more sad than anything else because it shows just how terrible the lives of the Winchesters became after the death of their mother. Overall, I still think the comic series could be handled a little better, but it's not horrible. Fans of the show will probably like it. I give the comic creators credit as they do seem to be trying to do more than rehash the show in comic form, I just personally don't like the direction they aretaking things.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Emma Kay Krebs

    idk, man, this was really freakin' boring. more of John Winchester's A+ Parenting. some super offensive lines. i wish i could give it less than one star, lol. had to squeeze the hell out of the brother moments to get any true enjoyment out of it. idk, man, this was really freakin' boring. more of John Winchester's A+ Parenting. some super offensive lines. i wish i could give it less than one star, lol. had to squeeze the hell out of the brother moments to get any true enjoyment out of it.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Clover

    Chapter One: Takes place in 2001. The Winchester's are in New York to track down a guy John thought he killed in '93. John Dee and into black magic. John hopes he will give him a lead on Mary's killer. Sam is angry that they had to leave two days before his graduation. They go to Dee's place and are attacked by some mysterious dude with a black fedora. He escapes but leaves purple blood. At the hotel, Sam reads his Stanford acceptance letter. Dean asks when he's going to show it to their dad. A hun Chapter One: Takes place in 2001. The Winchester's are in New York to track down a guy John thought he killed in '93. John Dee and into black magic. John hopes he will give him a lead on Mary's killer. Sam is angry that they had to leave two days before his graduation. They go to Dee's place and are attacked by some mysterious dude with a black fedora. He escapes but leaves purple blood. At the hotel, Sam reads his Stanford acceptance letter. Dean asks when he's going to show it to their dad. A hunter John knows shows up with two other hunters. Cox, Delroy and Mirabelle. I like her hair. Short, dark, with long sloopy bangs. Not that that's important. I just like it. Cox runs NYC like a military unit with several dozen hunters under him. They bless the rivers every morning, set EMF meters across the city, and paint devil's traps in the subway tunnels. Kinda cool actually. Cox knows it was a Naga that attacked the Winchesters so they are all going to hunt it together and see if it knows where Dee took off to. They catch the Naga, but Cox kills it before they can interrogate. A little suspicious if you ask me. Sam doesn't think they should be there and starts arguing with John. I Can't Believe He Just Said That!!! John slaps him. Normally, I would call foul, but after what Sam said . . . I don't even want to repeat what he said about his mother. It is horrible. (If anyone wants to know, just say so in a comment and I'll PM you with it, but otherwise I'm not saying, cuz even I don't want to think of sweet Sammy shouting something like that.) Kripes. And his features are drawn with such anger. It's hard to look at. Moving on from this page as fast as I can. Apparently Sam is out of there too because he walks off. Chapter Two: Sam tries to get a bus ticket to Palo Alto, but doesn't have any money. While he's out on the street, he helps a girl who was running from some guy Sam trips. Turns out she mugged the dude. The girl, Kate, takes Sam to an unused subway tunnel where a bunch of homeless people have made a kinda little city. Turns out they know about hunters and the supernatural. They are all getting sick and went to Cox for help, but Cox wouldn't help them since it wasn't a priority. Sam recognizes markings on one of the victims as a hex spell and tells the people he'll go hunt whatever is doing this so the disease will stop. Meanwhile, Dean is freaking out that Sam hasn't shown up back at the hotel. John isn't as worried because he believes Sam is smart enough to handle himself. It's actually refreshing to see John think of Sam that way. Meanwhile Sam is hunting in the tunnels and finds the hex monster. Can't quite tell exactly what she is, but Sam blows her away. Except Kate comes running with all the underground city people chasing her like zombies. Sam and Kate start shooting, but there are too many. They're about to be overrun, but here comes John with some canisters and he nukes all the people, then kills Kate because she is infected. Sam freaks, and shoots John. Wha . . .? Oh, I get it now. None of that happened. The hex monster made Sam see all of that, but Sam saw through it and shot her while she looked like John. I was confused and had to go back and forth between the pictures until I got it. Denseness. Kate and the people are all healed. Kate asks Sam to stay, but after that monster vision he wants to go back and see for himself that his dad is okay. That's the sweetie pie I know. The hotel room is empty and Sam is drawn really dejected looking until John comes in and without preamble offers him a burger he just got. He asks if Sam is okay and Sam just says, "no". Chapter Three: Um? I have no idea what just happened. Dean is running through a museum and finds Sam with his head cut off. However, Sam, er, Sam's head starts talking to him. And Dean's just saying things like, "how are you not dead?" Pictures are different in this chapter so obviously a different artist, possibly a different writer as well, hence the weird headless beginning. Laughing. This is so stupid. Apparently the boys have taken a side hunt while in NYC and there is an ancient Egyptian axe beheading people. So Sam's head didn't want to be left on the floor so now Dean is carrying it around the museum to hunt for the axe. Oops, Dean almost drops Sam's big head and catches him by the hair. This is the dumbest case ever. Suffice to say, they get the axe and get Sam's head reattached. Moving on thankfully. Back at the hotel, John promises Sam when they find Mary's killer, they'll settle down in Lawrence. Chapter Four: Sam and John have a shootout over a hot dog. Don't even ask. I don't know. Meanwhile, Dean is hunting a vampire. Mirabelle shows up hunting it as well and they kill it together and do some snarky flirting. Meanwhile, Sam is out walking the city on his own, mad over the hot dog incident. I'm still blinking at that one, it was so unrealistic. Cox finds him and apologies over the Naga incident and tells Sam he has the purple blood creature staked out. Sam asks why Cox is telling him and not John and Cox says it's because Sam thinks first, before acting. Cox gives Sam the address. Sounds like a trap to me. Meanwhile, Mira takes Dean home for some nookie, but he is drunk and passes out on her. She gets a text and leaves him sleeping. Meanwhile, Sam tells John about the purple blood thing. John is hesitant about Cox, but they go to the pier and find Cox tied up and beaten. Chapter Five: It's a trap. Well, dud. Cox's hunters show up from his 911 text, believing John beat up their leader. Cox shoots John in the hip then kicks him. A lot. Mira checks John's pulse and announces that John is dead. Sam screams and they drag him to the van while Cox orders the men to go get Dean from Mira's place where she had lured him. Mira is ordered to stay and burn John's corpse. Meanwhile, Dean wakes up and listens to the message Sam left him about a lead on Dee and to meet them at the pier. He totally misses the hunters coming after him. Meanwhile, Cox's man in the van with him asks why they stopped wherever it is they stopped instead of taking Sam to HQ. Cox blows the guy's head off. Sam used his hidden knife to cut his ropes and flies out of the van and comes face to face with the fedora guy, cutting him and sees purple blood. The guy grabs Sam and Cox half-heartedly apologizes for selling him out. Meanwhile at the pier, Mira is doing CPR on John. Guess she lied about him being dead. John comes to and starts choking her, but she tells him she knew Cox was lying about John beating him up because John's knuckles weren't bloody. Dean shows up and shoves his gun into Mira's face. She's not feeling a lot of Winchester trust here. Mira takes the Winchesters to HQ and John beats the whereabouts of Sam out of Cox. Cox says he traded Sam for his own child. Meanwhile, Sam wakes up strapped to a chair. Fedora dude and another guy are there. Sam guesses the new professor looking type guy is the powerful witch John Dee. Chapter Six: John Dee opens up a gate to Hell in the large fireplace. John arrives and shoots him in the head. Oh well, so much for your master plan. One shotgun blew that. John goes to check on Sam, but Sam has yellow eyes now and breaks free of his bonds. Dean comes in and Sam, er Azazel, flings him up against the wall. Then Azazel clasps John's head and shows him visions of Cold Oak and then Dean being ripped apart by the Hellhounds and then into Sam's nursery to show John that it was him that killed Mary. Azazel does this pretty much just to torture John. John cuts himself and does some blood ritual that yanks the demon from Sam and makes Azazel pour into him. Dean gets released from the wall and John screams for Dean to kill him, but of course, Dean won't do it and then Azazel escapes. Later, Sam is passed out on a couch (so cute) and John and Dean have an interesting conversation. John confides that he needs Sam to be hard since they are up against a demon who has plans for them. He thinks letting Sam believe John hates him will do that. John says he loves Sam more than anything in the world, but can't let Sam know that. Sam wakes up, asking what happened, hoping it's over, but John says nothing is over and Sam gets miffed, realizing it will never end. John yells that Sam should just grow a pair and go to Stanford already. The big argument ensues—yeah, that argument, complete with "you walk out that door, don't bother coming back" and Sam walks. Dean runs after to try and talk him out of it, but yeah . . . doesn't work. Dean goes back inside and John is gone, but he left the keys to the Impala. Would I recommend Beginning's End? Why not? Shrugs. Except for Chapter Three. That headless Sam hunt was just whacked and didn't add anything to the story. The rest of it was interesting, except for a few parts that really bugged me, like John shooting across Sam's shoulder over a hot dog. And although they were trying to show Sam's anger over the hunting lifestyle, at times it was way over the top. He seemed to explode out of the blue even when John wasn't being terribly unreasonable. And the way he was drawn during those moments made him look, well, ugly and cruel. Not even in a sexy BA way. It was just . . . not the way I want to envision any of the Winchesters. As far as the final argument scene . . . That's such an iconic Supernatural moment, which has actually never been played out on screen, although it's been written a gazillion times in fanfic, seeing it drawn out in the graphic novel was a little surreal for me. Mainly because Kripe has said these graphic novels are canon, but also because John's take on the argument, purposefully goading Sam into leaving for Stanford, puts an entirely different spin on it than I had envisioned all this time. Part of me really likes that because it is a new take on it, but the other part wants to shy away and settle back into the comfortable canon of it being a huge argument without ulterior motives. But that's Supernatural for you in any medium—taking away all comfort levels and flipping everything into a different way of thinking. Kudos for keeping the argument at the same abandoned house Dean said Sam ditched them from in the Heaven episode as well.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Cassandra

    It's nice to see moments from before the show, I know that like many family dynamics Sam and John didn't always fight and scream at each other. These story lines had a little lore that was interesting and while it was short (duh its a comic) it was kind of like a mini-episode that you could easily see being a fully rounded, one-shot episode that wouldn't be too terrible. The only reason it didn't get 5 stars was the artwork, its so.... you couldn't tell who was Sam and who was Dean, they're pret It's nice to see moments from before the show, I know that like many family dynamics Sam and John didn't always fight and scream at each other. These story lines had a little lore that was interesting and while it was short (duh its a comic) it was kind of like a mini-episode that you could easily see being a fully rounded, one-shot episode that wouldn't be too terrible. The only reason it didn't get 5 stars was the artwork, its so.... you couldn't tell who was Sam and who was Dean, they're pretty easy to draw and for some reason this artist either didn't watch the show or just threw this together quickly. Also John Winchester was a dick, that theme played through this comic series A LOT.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Jesse

    I’m glad I ended up liking this since I had to get it through ILL from Utah. The Winchester boys are adults and taking on NYC! I’ve been surprised through this whole series that there are so many demons. I thought that wasn’t as prevalent until post-Devil’s Gate. Also, John Winchester is even worse than I already thought he was!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Delaney

    This graphic novel is all sorts of ridiculous. At one point Dean is literally carrying around Sam’s talking head that was severed by a magical axe... throw in a few really off color jokes and a dash of wasted time. 🤷🏼‍♀️

  9. 5 out of 5

    Buck

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. First of all, if this is the Dabb that is running the show rn, fuck you bc you are shit and f off. Second of all, at lwats you made John POS so we some what good Dabb. Third of all, first one was burned but its not the destiny for this one. It's not good enough. Second book was sent to jail, but that's too nice for this book. This book should just out right be thrown into he'll through the fucking gates of hell you opened. I hope it goes there and stay there. 2 stars are for the art and that's it First of all, if this is the Dabb that is running the show rn, fuck you bc you are shit and f off. Second of all, at lwats you made John POS so we some what good Dabb. Third of all, first one was burned but its not the destiny for this one. It's not good enough. Second book was sent to jail, but that's too nice for this book. This book should just out right be thrown into he'll through the fucking gates of hell you opened. I hope it goes there and stay there. 2 stars are for the art and that's it but rest, throw it into hell pls.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Andrew Bulthaupt

    Beginning's End is a prequel to the Supernatural series - it begins with Sam graduating from high school and ends with him leaving for Stanford. The majority of the story takes place in New York City, which is a nice change of pace from the small towns generally featured on the show. We get to meet some new hunters, the ones who take care of the city, but mainly the story is about John Winchester and his sons. Sam and his dad have a very rocky relationship, primarily because of John's obsession o Beginning's End is a prequel to the Supernatural series - it begins with Sam graduating from high school and ends with him leaving for Stanford. The majority of the story takes place in New York City, which is a nice change of pace from the small towns generally featured on the show. We get to meet some new hunters, the ones who take care of the city, but mainly the story is about John Winchester and his sons. Sam and his dad have a very rocky relationship, primarily because of John's obsession over finding the thing that killed his wife. This is what brings them to New York, and what's causing the family to split apart. You learn some interesting things about the family, which definitely sets up how the characters behave in the TV show. So that's the story, but it's only half of a graphic novel. The art in the comic is exceptional, and perfectly captures the characters and the monsters they fight. It definitely has its own style, but everyone is easily recognizable and it works very well as a whole. Overall I really enjoyed this take on the Supernatural universe and the look back it gave to how things began.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Vivienne

    I picked this up on a whim seeing it recently on a graphic novel display at my local library a few days back. I am a fan of the TV series in that I watch it when it gets transmitted in UK about a year after USA and buy the DVD box sets when they drop to bargain price. I have some friends who live and breath the series and attend conventions but my appreciation is not at that level. As a result I don't feel I need to know all that much about the back story of the show's characters, so this graphic I picked this up on a whim seeing it recently on a graphic novel display at my local library a few days back. I am a fan of the TV series in that I watch it when it gets transmitted in UK about a year after USA and buy the DVD box sets when they drop to bargain price. I have some friends who live and breath the series and attend conventions but my appreciation is not at that level. As a result I don't feel I need to know all that much about the back story of the show's characters, so this graphic novel provided me with a pleasant hour or so without it necessarily rocking my world. I did feel that it was produced with keener fans of the show and its cast that me in mind.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Summer Robinson

    I swear these just make you hate John Winchester, and make you feel super bad for Dean. You can tell it just SUCKED for Dean trying to keep his family together. This is an enjoyable novel that fills in the gap of how Sam ended up leaving for college, however, the John that is in this doesn't really match the John we meet in the show. The John in this to be blunt is a total asshole and crappy father, which isn't what we get in the show. Good for hard core fans who love having more Supernatural b I swear these just make you hate John Winchester, and make you feel super bad for Dean. You can tell it just SUCKED for Dean trying to keep his family together. This is an enjoyable novel that fills in the gap of how Sam ended up leaving for college, however, the John that is in this doesn't really match the John we meet in the show. The John in this to be blunt is a total asshole and crappy father, which isn't what we get in the show. Good for hard core fans who love having more Supernatural background, but may not be that enjoyable for the casual fan. Also, if you are not a fan of the show, than this is not for you, as it will make no sense at all.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Tedders

    Having just finished reading this I don't know if I can give coherent thoughts on the work in question, as I am busy making high pitched noises in praise of the book. The art is much more crisp than the previous volumes, and the expressions more readable. The story is better flowing as well like a true episode. The characters are really starting to look, and sound like the ones I know and love. If you can get your hands on it grab fast, and enjoy. Having just finished reading this I don't know if I can give coherent thoughts on the work in question, as I am busy making high pitched noises in praise of the book. The art is much more crisp than the previous volumes, and the expressions more readable. The story is better flowing as well like a true episode. The characters are really starting to look, and sound like the ones I know and love. If you can get your hands on it grab fast, and enjoy.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Saphirablue

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I really like these "Supernatural" Comics (or are they called Graphic Novels now?). For me these are canon until the TV shows says something else. So, now I discovered how it came that John basically threw Sam out and that Dean has been hunting alone since then and got the Impala then. From the stories of the Comic I liked the "headless" Sam one best. For whatever reason I found that really funny... :) I really like these "Supernatural" Comics (or are they called Graphic Novels now?). For me these are canon until the TV shows says something else. So, now I discovered how it came that John basically threw Sam out and that Dean has been hunting alone since then and got the Impala then. From the stories of the Comic I liked the "headless" Sam one best. For whatever reason I found that really funny... :)

  15. 5 out of 5

    Adeva Lewis

    Really feel for Dean in this, he is stuck between Sam and his dad. And turns out John told Sam to go to Stanford to toughen him up and keep him out of play for a while, you even see that town Sam gets kidnapped and ends up with all the other special children. Weird....how much did John know but never told them.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Stacy

    Again, more like 3.5 stars. In this TPB, the boys are all grown up and Sam has just received his Stanford acceptance letter. This story explores Sam's decision to leave hunting for college, and how John reacts/pushes all along the way. Has some hunts by the boys without John, and we meet Yellow Eyes for the first time. Again, more like 3.5 stars. In this TPB, the boys are all grown up and Sam has just received his Stanford acceptance letter. This story explores Sam's decision to leave hunting for college, and how John reacts/pushes all along the way. Has some hunts by the boys without John, and we meet Yellow Eyes for the first time.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Robin

    I love supernatural, so it was interesting and fun to see a story of the characters from the show in this format. The only trouble I had was reconciling everything that happened here, with things from the show. I know it's not perfectly overlapping, but it was still enjoyable. The art was well done also, so it made it fun to look at. Overall, perfect for anyone who likes Supernatural. I love supernatural, so it was interesting and fun to see a story of the characters from the show in this format. The only trouble I had was reconciling everything that happened here, with things from the show. I know it's not perfectly overlapping, but it was still enjoyable. The art was well done also, so it made it fun to look at. Overall, perfect for anyone who likes Supernatural.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Beth

    eh... the art was nothing special, the story is unremarkable however it does shed a little light onto why Sammy left his family to go to Stanford. This book just illustrates the tensions between John, Dean, and Sam.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Anne

    Great prequel story that tells us more about the Winchesters prior to the TV series pilot. Got to love the twist and turns behind what happened before John Winchester disappeared in the TV series. Fans of the show should check out this graphic novel.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Brooke

    OH MY GOD ASHKFHDHKL

  21. 5 out of 5

    Emma Rose

    Oh my god the last few pages of this comic were just a thrill to read and so so good, Seriously, if your a fan of this series then this is the comic for you, you won't believe the final few pages. Oh my god the last few pages of this comic were just a thrill to read and so so good, Seriously, if your a fan of this series then this is the comic for you, you won't believe the final few pages.

  22. 5 out of 5

    janice roberts

  23. 5 out of 5

    Abigail

  24. 4 out of 5

    Kelsey

  25. 5 out of 5

    Stephanie Graves

  26. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie

  27. 5 out of 5

    GeneralJet

  28. 4 out of 5

    Sema

  29. 4 out of 5

    Vladimir

  30. 4 out of 5

    Lnm

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