Written: Jesse Blaze Snider
Artwork: Stephen Mooney
Colors: Jason Jenson
Letters: Brian J. Crowley
This is a comic book that is supposed to detail the prequel to Strangeland, the film. It was put out by Fangoria Comics. Jesse Blaze Snider is Dee Snider’s eldest son. Unfortunately, this series was closed down after this one issue. But, I wanted to share this with you since I have a review of the movie posted (see full movie review HERE).
The story is so basic it doesn’t need much description. It’s just basically an introduction of Carleton Hendricks, who goes by PierceEvil instead of CaptHowdy. He is the same character as he was in the film. This just seems like it was going to give us a deeper look into his background and what made him the way he is.
I personally, don’t have a lot of questions as to why Hendricks is the way he is, however, an explanation would be nice. I love new information, whether it be about fiction or fact.
The artwork in this issue is incredible. It is the true essence of what the movie would be if it were played out on paper. The colors are vibrant and bold. Everything has a total “in your face” factor to it.
This comic book also carries a great creep factor like the movie does. I would have loved to see this fully developed into all four originally intended issues and released.
***Final Note: While searching for images for this review I found information about The Scream Factory having picked up this series and releasing all issues digitally in 2008. I will be looking into that to see if I can get the last three issues.