Writer: Joe Brusha
Artwork: Babisu Kourtis
Colors: Leonardo Paciarotti
Letters: Taylor Esposito of Ghost Glyph Studios
This was a good issue for an introductory issue. It definitely got the curiosity going. I’ll go ahead and give you the little blurb from the inside cover and then I’ll tell ya what I thought.
“While taking a cross-country trip, a young couple stops to visit one of their long-lost friends who live in an idyllic gated community. Not long after they arrive, they find that something sinister may be lurking behind the mansions and well-manicured lawns of Paradise Court.”
Paradise Court is a gated community. A gated community so perfect it’s creepy. I mean these people have perfect hair, perfect clothes, perfect teeth, perfect houses, perfect lawns, perfect pools, perfect cars, perfect lives…just perfect, perfect, perfect.
Until someone goes missing. Then the illusion of perfection is shattered and the suspicions begin. Fingers are being pointed. Questions are being raised. And skeletons are being found.
I enjoyed this whole issue. The artwork is good. The colors are lively and vibrant. The writing is also excellent. The suspense factor is good with a fantastic build up all the way to the end. There’s enough meat to the story that it’s interesting to read but not so much that it’s overwhelming or boring. The issue covers a good span of time and there’s even some comedy that’s good enough to make you chuckle. The issue also has a great mysterious feel to it as you flip through pages. All in all, a good first issue. As usual, there’s not a lot to say about an introductory issue. But, I really think this is going to be a good mini-series.