The latest offering from the pairing of writer Neil Gibson and artist Caspar Wijngaard went online on 28 November. FTN managed to get hold of an advanced copy of issue 1.
For the last 18 months or so Gibson and Wijngaard have been producing the horror anthology Twisted Dark, as well as the Dead Zone-esque Tortured Life. They continue to branch out into new projects, including the new short series Tabatha.
Not wanting to give any spoilers away, at first glance Wijngaard’s artwork doesn’t look like a horror story. For the first half the storyline plays as a mix of romantic comedy and knockabout crime caper, which makes the turn into horror territory all the more satisfying. Gibson manages to build the suspense through the rest of the book, leading to a suitably bloody conclusion.
If I have any criticism for the first issue, it’s that it reads like the first chapter of a trade paperback rather than a stand-alone comic. Otherwise this is an excellent first part in a continuing story and I can’t wait for part 2.
Not that I’m hooked or anything…
4 out of 5 nerds
Available via comixology.com