Croak #1 

So on cover alone, i thought to myself that, “this is horror and I’m not a fan of horror”. I’ve never been one for not reading a comic over genre. Croak starts out with three friends in a car gloomy camping. A lot of banter back and forth while they’re on the travel to the camp grounds.

Took me a while to get into the writing of Cody Andrea Sousa. It had very cliche horror movie banter. Friends go on trip. Talk about why they’re on this trip and tell horror story over fire. What really stood out was the coloring by Chris O’Halloran. It was very gritty and flowing. It really made the tone of that story and the emotions on the faces drawn by Francisco Iaquinta, reach their levels. 

The art grabbed me and made me pay attention to the end of that story. Walking into spoiler territory here, I love the ending. It was a twist but not the trust you expected. While you had the one friend  telling the horror story and the other friend mocking the one telling the story. I thought to myself that one of these people will be the killer. 

The twist is, one of these characters were the killer. Just on accident. I won’t spoil the ending but I will say check out this story. It’s rough at fist but if this is issue one. I can’t wait to see how issue 2 turns out (released on October 5th). If you don’t like horror, you may still like this book. 

I have to read issue 2 just to see what happens next. 

Written by FTO : NERD TALK


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Just a comic/movie nerd, who loves to write and think. From the politics of comics to the effects of comics on their readers.

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