What starts out as a sleepover for a group of four boys and a late-night horror story told by James turns into a massacre. James wears a pair of glasses that obfuscates his eyes to the reader. This massacre puts James at the center of gossip, bullying, a police investigation, and in the crosshairs of a mysterious monster killer that wears a bandana around her face that has an Attack on Titan-like grin painted on it. She’s awesome. I don’t have a name for her yet, but she’s awesome. James’ first interaction with her comes with a keen visual eye from Werther Dell’edera, showing her height over James, her visual dominance. Somehow, her presence calms James. This confident figure gains his trust almost immediately.
This is a great first issue. Tynion’s storytelling, when he leaves a scene and enters a scene, pulls us along, as we dig deeper into the characters' emotional states. Dell’edera’s art is cinematically stunning, and Miquel Muerto’s colors set the tone for each sequence without losing the overall feeling of the book thus far. Issue one is absolutely worth checking out.
Creative Team: James Tynion IV (writer), Werther Dell’edera (artist), Miquel Muerto (colors), Andworld Design (letters), Eric Harburn (editor), Assistant Editor (Gwen Waller)
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
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