Review: Poser #3

Fear has befallen Redondo Beach. Young punks travel together in groups and the town is on high alert. The “Poser” killings have continued and the body count shows no sign of slowing! You might ask yourself,“How could HELL be any worse?” Poser #3 has your answer! Copycat killers stalk the beach. Adults are now targeted. NO ONE IS SAFE! Will the influx of police officers into the terrorized beach town catch Poser? Can Ash and her misfit group of friends elude the edge of Poser’s razor-sharp blade? Turn the page and stage-dive into this issue to find out!

Writer Matt Miner has put together a solid throwback slasher story that feels like the 80s movies I grew up with. In three issues Poser has invoked a feel and style that is on the rise again (thanks to Halloween), like Miner is prescient with horror trends.

The comic continues the action and suspense as you don’t know who’s going to get offed next, or in which grisly manner that’s happening. That’s kind of half the fun of the genre isn’t it?

Miner also makes sure to keep us guessing as to who the killer is. Each issue seems to add suspects. Again, half the fun of the genre.

The art by Clay McCormack with color by Doug Garbark and lettering by Taylor Esposito deliver the gritty punk rock aspect of it all. McCormack and Garbark splash the blood in over the top killings and the style just has a “punk rock” style to it. There is a little issue with some of the details of the characters in some panels but overall, it’s nothing major and adds to the vibe in some ways too.

The series continues to be fun delivering an experience that knows its genre and plays with it keeping us guessing as to who’s next and who’s the killer. If you’re a fan of the slasher horror genre, this is a must.

Story: Matt Miner Art: Clay McCormack
Color: Doug Garbark Lettering: Taylor Esposito
Story: 8.0 Art: 7.75 Overall: 7.85 Recommendation: Buy

Waxwork Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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