Review: Norman #1

Norman_1_Cover_A Roman DirgeNorman is a blue-eyed, blond-haired psychopath. He’s also a little kid. And he really likes to kill people. Queen Bee of the Schoolyard, Grace, seems to have a knack for it, too. But she’s nothing like Norman! He’s a sicko. Grace is just… enacting a little vengeance. That’s all.

Norman is basically a serial killer version of South Park, with a dash of occult thrown in to sweeten the pot. Don’t let the cover fool you into thinking this is a kid friendly comic, it isn’t. This first issue written by Stan Silas follows the strange path of Norman, and his imp as they try to recruit a fellow a young killer Grace into their fold.

I will admit the semi-cartoon art style by Silas manages to fit in surprisingly well into this strange tale. While I imagine more violent scenes are to come in later issues, the violence is less cartoony and more humorous than one would expect. Silas ability to add in a depressing environment of the orphanage despite the bright lights is brilliant.

Story: Stan Silas Art: Stan Silas
Story: 8.5 Art: 8 Overall: 8.25 Recommendation: Buy

Titan Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review