Staff Picks (Nov13): Curse #1
Oct 18, 2013
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
What if the only way you could help your son dying of leukemia was to catch…a werewolf? In a rural, all-American town where football is as much a past-time as hunting, this is exactly the supernatural dilemma that Laney Griffith — a father with literally everything to lose — unknowingly stumbles into.
This new series by BOOM! is horror at its best! From just this first issue you get the complete aura of the genre with the creepy small town, the ominous happenings, and a series of mysterious (and gruesome) deaths. Unlike your typical, run of the mill horror comic though, there is an added depth in Curse #1 that takes you beyond the blasé werewolf story. There is a menacing ambiguity that plays out in the staccato pacing and writing style that literally pulls you through the pages.
Though we move in a haze through a series of mysterious events, the reader cannot help but feel that maybe capturing a werewolf really could be the key to curing a dying boy -- and I want to keep reading to find out why.
~ Caitlin McCabe
In Stores: 1/15/14