Dan has discovered his daughter Grace with her mother Alyssa on a secluded island in a big Victorian mansion. It’s pretty obvious from the get-go that Grace has some hidden talents; mainly communing with the dead, and with a power like that, there are going to be people that want to take advantage of it. Dan finds himself way in over his head, which is exactly where you want to find your hard-boiled, film noir-like character.
Co-creator and artist Mark Torres has created a haunting visual landscape and has given us ghosts that look and feel dangerous. They have the essence of having been around for ages. Torres’ color palette is dreamlike, melding purples, oranges, and greens; there’s a dissonance Torres is creating on the page, something that looks and feels unnatural. And freaking kudos to pages 22 and 23 specifically; I’ve been flipping back and forth between them on my PDF review file.
It's excellent, creative visual storytelling.
This may not be one of the world-building epics that I love so much from Cullen Bunn, but as far as a solid piece of genre storytelling, it succeeds. One more issue left…
Creative Team: Cullen Bunn (creator, story), Mark Torres (creator, art, design), Simon Bowland (letters)
Publisher: Image Comics
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