Part One: Western Story
Written by W. Maxwell Prince
Art by Martín Morazzo
Colors by Chris O’Halloran
Lettering by Good Old Neon
Cover A by Morazzo and O’Halloran
Cover B by Kyle Smart
Guys, I’m not going to spend a lot of time on this review and I’ll tell you why from the very beginning. There really wasn’t anything in this issue to write about. I’m not sure what is going on with this author but, he’s almost pulled a bait and switch on his readers here. The first few issues were full of horror and violence, full of gore and evil. Now, it seems like we’ve gotten stuck in his world of a depressive search for more meaning in life. No offense people, but if he wants to go on a philosophical journey to find a deeper meaning to his existence on this planet, he surely doesn’t have to drag the rest of us through the dirt along with him. Now, not only are we not getting any horror, this series has turned into a family drama series with a father and two feuding brothers at the helm.
While the artwork and coloring still remains fairly stellar, the writing is becoming more dull and listless with every turn of a page. I’m truly starting to wonder if I am just throwing my money away by continuing to purchase this series. Luckily, I can still find SOME value in the artwork so at this point it’s not a total loss. Yet, with every issue I acquire I feel more and more discouraged and let down. I mean, when did a depressing family dynamic with no violence or blood become the qualifier for a horror comic?
Before you go waste YOUR money on anything in this series, take my word for it and DON’T. I’ve already wasted mine. Plus, it’s ten minutes spent reading something I wish I hadn’t read and that I’ll never get back. Too many more issues like this and I’ll be axing this series from my collection completely.