Of Evil and Darkness
Printed By Cinema Comics
Anything that starts off in the spooky Pacific North West is worth taking a look at. Throw in some awesome back story about a group of paranormal researchers who have their own TV show and you could end up with awesomeness. This is really a very well done black and white comic, which really covers two aspects of things I like. This is an awesome back story about an evil spirit that was let loose on an island in the Pacific North West, and paranormal researchers who don’t quite get it. There is some entertainment in this one and Jay has done a good job in stitching the story line together in the first issue of this comic book.
The back story is about a small community that hires out a doctor, a doctor who is caught later on conducting satanic rituals deep in the woods. Of course this is 1924, and what do you do with people conducting satanic rituals? You get rid of them, and usually in a bloody gruesome way that leaves an angry spirit behind to torment later generations, and eventually leaving the island deserted except for a few die hards. This is where the paranormal researchers come in; of course you are going to want to bring in your TV camera crew and try to provoke the spirit of the Doctor. As usual with a story like this, push comes to shove and our paranormal researchers find themselves in a terror that will eventually from all appearances consume them whole.
That is what makes this cool because it is like Ghost Adventures in comic book format. Being a fan of Ghost Adventures, I am going to like this comic and the first issue did not disappoint at all. While the drawing is heavy handed with almost no grey tones, the lettering is easy to read which is important in this story. You will find yourself going back and rereading pages because odds are highly likely you scanned bits of it. Scanning this comic book is not recommended because Jay really does go into good solid detail on what is happening in the back story and the main story.
Overall I was impressed with this one, and Cinema comics for putting this story out in any format. I was able to get it online via Graphicly, but have not been able to find a paper copy of this title. If horror comics and paranormal is your thing, then this is a comic that is worth checking out. Rating this one 4 of 5 stars because of the heavy inking involved with this one. But really it is about the story line, and this one simply rocks.