Steve Niles hits us with another winner with his 3-part arc Breath of Bones: A Tale of the Golem through Dark horse Comics (reviewed here).
A war-time tale set in a village on the verge of a German occupation and as if on cue, we have a British plane crashing nearby. The village community rescues and hides the pilot but not without some unwanted attention. Niles draws us in with ease as he sets things up to include everything from family and faith through to war and the supernatural with one of the most satisfying stories I’ve read all year.
Paced perfectly and with that afternoon matinee feel to it captured through a mix of the subject matter and the art. As Niles plucks those heart-strings and mixes in some action, artist Dave Watcher follows that up with black & white art that seems to capture the crackle of old movies within its panels. Smart, poignant and surprisingly involving considering it covers just 3-issues……getting lost in the story easy helps with that and like Freaks of the Heartland from Niles…..it’s a title I can read and suggest to others time and again.
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