By Amie Macias
Wow, this book took me back! Reminiscent of the cult classic horror movies of my youth, right down to the satanic, hooded figures. We are introduced to the quaint town of Acton, where on the welcome sign it states, “for an hour or a lifetime,” leaving us to wonder if they are one in the same. Steve Niles (30 Days of Night) jumps into the action and gore right from the start while hinting to us that we are vessels for evil.
Then 360 degree spin to the unsuspecting innocents, a blended family trying to bond on vacation and driving, wait for it….. yup, that’s right, a Winnebago! Side step through a spooky carnival, complete with sideshow freaks! Our naive travelers find themselves stranded and make their way on foot to a would-be abandoned town, and cue the to be continued. All I can say is, it’s written masterfully, filled with some mystery, suspense, and a touch of the red stuff.
Alison Sampson (Genesis) is quickly becoming one of my favorite artists. Her artwork is absolutely haunting. Each page is beautiful with delightfully, dark hidden tidbits, in the background.
Any horror enthusiast will enjoy turning the pages of issue 1 and want to keep their eyes peeled for issue 2.
Rating: 9.0 out of 10