Filed under: Comic Reviews, Image Comics | Tags: horror, MikeNorton, Paranormal, TIMSEELEY
Done correctly, Free Comic Book Day is the perfect chance for publishers to gain readers by giving them some of their story for free and get them hooked. This year there were a few titles that caught my eye, including Boom Studio’s Hypernaturals and the gorgeous Archaia hardback, however Image had the right idea by producing a book which featured several mini strips to introduce you some of their new books – and the one that caught my eye most was Revival. However now that issue #1 is here, this isn’t quite the book I was expecting.
Filed under: Comic Reviews, Dark Horse Comics | Tags: ANDREWDALHOUSE, comics, DARKHORSE, THEOCCULTIST, TIMSEELEY, VICTORDRUJINIU
Being a bit of a sucker for story lines involving a culture clash, especially when one of those cultures involves the supernatural, demons and all manner of things that go ‘bump’ in the night, I pre-ordered The Occultist on solicits alone, never knowingly having come across its creators or its preceding one shot. Young male student with girl trouble, suddenly becomes a force to be reckoned with in the ‘dark arts’. The premise of an older Harry Potter doesn’t immediately grab me and neither does issue 1 of this 3 part series, although I do have a hopeful suspicion that by the end I may be singing a different tune. (more…)