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Review: Killadelphia #1

Killadelphia #1

In Killadelphia #1, when a small-town beat cop comes home to bury his murdered father—the revered Philadelphia detective James Sangster Sr.—he begins to unravel a mystery. That leads him down a path of horrors that will shake his beliefs to their core. The city that was once the symbol of liberty and freedom has fallen prey to corruption, poverty, unemployment, brutality… and vampires. Welcome to Killadelphia.

The most interesting thing about this comic was also the most distracting. Jason Shawn Alexander‘s artwork is utterly fantastic. It can be easy to miss the narration because you’ll be more interested in just looking at the art. Consequently, I ended up reading the comic twice; once just to look at the art and once to actually read it.

Between Alexander and colorist Luis Nct, the book has a very unique visual style. It pulls from classic art and horror imagery to give us a comic that doesn’t look like a comic but rather like the inside of a nightmare. It’s a backdrop that highlights Rodney Barnes story with remarkable efficiency when you actually read the book.

It’s easy to forget this book is more than your typical police detective story when it begins, indeed it wasn’t until the second reading that I really grasped what I was seeing on the pages. The story is somewhat subtle despite knowing where it’ was going, it still caught me off guard (I don’t know what that says about me).

My only concerns were that at times the story was slightly difficult to follow purely because I couldn’t quite read the words on the page – the font used for the handwriting in characters journals wasn’t as intuitive to follow, though this is in part probably because I don’t read handwriting anymore and partly the settings on my laptop. The physical comic, or a dedicated app, will likely have a better result displaying the text.

Killadelphia #1 was a…. well not exactly pleasant, but it was certainly a nice surprise to read this week. I wasn’t expecting to enjoy an urban fantasy comic as much as I did. Certainly worth checking out if you’re curious about an urban fantasy style horror comic.

Story: Rodney Barnes Art: Jason Shawn Alexander
Colors: Luis Nct Letters: Marshall Dillon

Story: 8.5 Art: 9.2 Overall: 8.9 Recommendation: Buy

Image Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Exclusive Preview: Dark Red #8

DARK RED #8

Writer: Tim Seeley
Artist: Corin Howell
Colorist: Mark Englert
Letterer: Marshall Dillon
Cover: Meghan Hetrick
$3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 12.04.19

Chip is trying to keep the newly turned vampire Evie from being manipulated in the Centress’ twisted game, as the various factions of Chicago’s Order of the Eventide prepare for war.

Tim Seeley (BRILLIANT TRASH, Hack/Slash, Grayson) and Corin Howell (Ghostbusters, Bat-Mite) bring you a contemporary and horrifying tale of vampirism in the heart of America — one that’ll make you jump right out of your boots.

DARK RED #8

Review: Horde

Horde takes the very real problem of hoarding and adds a supernatural spin as well as using it as an examination of relationships.

Story: Marguerite Bennett
Art: Leila Leiz
Color: Guy Major
Letterer: Marshall Dillon

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Exclusive Preview: Horde OGN

HORDE OGN

Writer: Marguerite Bennett
Artist: Leila Leiz
Colorist: Guy Major
Letterer: Marshall Dillon
Cover: Leila Leiz
$19.99 / 72 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 10.23.2019

After the death of her father, Ruby Ando tries to reconnect with her estranged and isolated mother, whose hoarder house is a nightmare labyrinth of secrets and dangers. All the love Ruby was never shown she sees her mother lavish on her treasures and trinkets, the possessions that possess her. But when Ruby desperately tries to free her mother, the house wages war, ensnaring both women within its maze. Brought to hideous and twisted life by a mother’s love, the “Horde” is determined to purge Ruby from the collection—or see her join it forever.

Brought to life by Marguerite Bennett (ANIMOSITY, DC’s Bombshells, Batwoman) and Leila Leiz (ALTERS, Nvrlnd), HORDE is a haunting, housebound horror story about the things we let control us.

HORDE OGN

Preview: The Unknown Omnibus SC

The Unknown Omnibus SC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer:  Mark Waid
Artist: Minck Oosterveer
Colorists: Felipe Martins, Renato Faccini, Andres Lozano, Javier Suppa
Letterer: Marshall Dillon
Cover Artist:
Erik Jones
Price: $24.99

Revered as the smartest person alive, Catherine Allingham is the world’s most famous private investigator. Stricken with a brain tumor and given six months to live, Cat copes the only way she can—by solving the greatest mystery of all: what happens to us after we die?

Collecting the entire critically acclaimed series in one definitive collection, read the epic tale of suspense by Mark Waid, legendary author of the multiple Eisner Award-winning series Kingdom Come and Daredevil, and internationally renowned artist Minck Oosterveer. Featuring an introduction by lauded Wonder Woman writer Gail Simone.

Collects The Unknown #1-4, The Unknown: The Devil Within #1-4

The Unknown Omnibus SC

Exclusive Preview: Dark Red #1 Halloween ComicFest B&W Reprint

Dark Red #1 Halloween ComicFest B&W Reprint

Writer: Tim Seeley
Artist: Corin Howell
Letterer: Marshall Dillon
Cover: Aaron Campbell
$3.99 / 32 pages / Black & White ON SALE 10/26 for HALLOWEEN COMICFEST

Charles “Chip” Ipswich isn’t one of those coastal elites with a liberal arts degree and a job at a social media start-up who knows where all the best brunch places are…

No, Chip is one of the “forgotten men.” He lives in a rural area in the middle of the country where Jesus still has a place at the dinner table and where factories ship jobs to Calcutta.

Chip is also a vampire.

Stuck working the last shift at a gas station, Chip is lonely and bored…and then his dull, bleak life is turned upside down when SHE comes to town.

SPECIAL BLACK AND WHITE REPRINT

Tim Seeley (BRLLIANT TRASH) and Corin Howell bring you a contemporary and horrifying tale of vampirism in the heart of America — one that’ll make you jump right out of your boots.

Dark Red #1 Halloween ComicFest B&W Reprint

Exclusive Preview: Animosity #23

ANIMOSITY #23

Writer: Marguerite Bennett
Artist: Elton Thomasi
Colorist: Rob Schwager
Letters: Marshall Dillon
Cover: Rafael De Latorre w/ Marcelo Maiolo
$3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 9.04.2019

Everyone has a story. Everyone has a secret.

From creator/writer Marguerite Bennett (INSEXTS, DC Comics Bombshells, Batwoman) with artwork by Elton Thomasi (Doctor Who) and Rafael De Latorre (SUPERZERO).

ANIMOSITY #23

Preview: Orphan Age #5

ORPHAN AGE #5

Writer: Ted Anderson
Artist: Nuno Plati
Colorist: Joao Lemos
Letterer: Marshall Dillon
Cover: Nuno Plati
$3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 08.14.19

Surrounded by lights. No way in or out. The dead send a message. The tools they left us and those we built again. Some secrets are better left secret. Some forgotten moments are better left forgotten. If there is no road, make one.

The post-apocalypic adventure written by Ted Anderson (MOTH & WHISPER, My Little Pony, Adventure Time) with art by Nuno Plati (Alpha: Big Time, Marvel Girl).

ORPHAN AGE #5

Exclusive Preview: Orphan Age #5

ORPHAN AGE #5

Writer: Ted Anderson
Artist: Nuno Plati
Colorist: Joao Lemos
Letterer: Marshall Dillon
Cover: Nuno Plati
$3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 08.14.19

Surrounded by lights. No way in or out. The dead send a message. The tools they left us and those we built again. Some secrets are better left secret. Some forgotten moments are better left forgotten. If there is no road, make one.

The post-apocalypic adventure written by Ted Anderson (MOTH & WHISPER, My Little Pony, Adventure Time) with art by Nuno Plati (Alpha: Big Time, Marvel Girl).

ORPHAN AGE #5

Horde from Marguerite Bennett and Leila Leiz is Out this October

Announced at New York Comic Con in 2018, Horde from writer Marguerite Bennett, artist Leila Leiz, colorist Guy Major, and letterer Marshall Dillon is out October 16, 2019.

After the death of her father, Ruby Ando tries to reconnect with her estranged and isolated mother, whose hoarder house is a nightmare labyrinth of secrets and dangers. All the love Ruby was never shown she sees her mother lavish on her treasures and trinkets, the possessions that possess her. But when Ruby desperately tries to free her mother, the house wages war, ensnaring both women within its maze. Brought to hideous and twisted life by a mother’s love, the “Horde” is determined to purge Ruby from the collection—or see her join it forever.

Brought to life by Bennett and Leiz, Horde is a haunting, housebound horror story about the things we let control us.

Horde
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