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Preview: Proctor Valley Road #5 (of 5)

Proctor Valley Road #5 (of 5)

(W) Alex Child, Grant Morrison (A/CA) Naomi Franquiz
In Shops: Jul 21, 2021
SRP: $3.99

Will the girls be able to reform their shattered friendship with the fate of their entire town at stake?

They’ll need to band together in order to stop the ultimate evil behind the haunting of Proctor Valley Road… especially if they still want to make it to the Janis Joplin concert.

Proctor Valley Road #5 (of 5)

Friendships Shattered in Your First Look at the Finale of Proctor Valley Road

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at Proctor Valley Road #5, the final issue of the star-studded horror limited series from visionary writer Grant Morrison, Alex Child, Naomi Franquiz, colorist Tamra Bonvillain and letterer Jim Campbell about the mysterious monsters that haunt Proctor Valley Road – and the four misfit teenagers who must stop them. Proctor Valley Road #5 is available on July 21, 2021.

Will the girls be able to reform their shattered friendship with the fate of their entire town at stake? They’ll need to band together in order to stop the ultimate evil behind the haunting of Proctor Valley Road… especially if they still want to make it to the Janis Joplin concert.

Proctor Valley Road #5 features main cover art by Franquiz, along with variant covers from superstars Chris Wildgoose, Christian Ward, and Eduardo Risso.

Proctor Valley Road #5

Preview: Proctor Valley Road #4 (of 5)

Proctor Valley Road #4 (of 5)

(W) Alex Child, Grant Morrison (A/CA) Naomi Franquiz
In Shops: Jun 09, 2021
SRP: $3.99

Plagued by day terrors and visions of a drenched woman, the girls search for answers about Proctor Valley Road at another haunted spot, the abandoned Haven Bakery.

Their inquiries into the spirit world will lead them to the local tribal reservation, but not before Rylee and August’s feelings for the same boy threaten to tear the group apart…

Proctor Valley Road #4 (of 5)

BOOM!’s Proctor Valley Road #3 Gets a Second Printing

BOOM! Studios has announced that Proctor Valley Road #3, the latest issue of the star-studded new horror limited series from writers Grant Morrison and Alex Child, artist Naomi Franquiz, colorist Tamra Bonvillain, and letterer Jim Campbell, has sold out at the distributor level!

In response to the overwhelming support from retailers and fans, BOOM! Studios has announced Proctor Valley Road #3 Second Printing, featuring cover art by series artist Naomi Franquiz, which will be available in stores on June 23, 2021.

The girls are supposed to stay out of trouble…and away from the haunted stretch of Proctor Valley Road. But a stolen police car leads to the return of the Proctor Valley Bull and more danger than anyone could imagine…

PROCTOR VALLEY ROAD #3 SECOND PRINTING

Your First Look at Proctor Valley Road #4

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at Proctor Valley Road #4, the next issue of the star-studded new horror limited series from visionary writer Grant Morrison, Alex Child, Naomi Franquiz, colorist Tamra Bonvillain and letterer Jim Campbell about the mysterious monsters that haunt Proctor Valley Road – and the four misfit teenagers who must stop them. Proctor Valley Road #4, developed in partnership with USG Graphic, is available on June 9, 2021.

Plagued by day terrors and visions of a drenched woman, the girls search for answers about Proctor Valley Road at another haunted spot, the abandoned Haven Bakery. Their inquiries into the spirit world will lead them to the local tribal reservation, but not before Rylee and August’s feelings for the same boy threaten to tear the group apart… 

Proctor Valley Road #4 features main cover art by Franquiz, along with variant covers from superstars Chris Wildgoose, Christian Ward, and Frany.

Proctor Valley Road #4

Preview: Proctor Valley Road #3 (of 5)

Proctor Valley Road #3 (of 5)

(W) Alex Child, Grant Morrison (A/CA) Naomi Franquiz
In Shops: May 12, 2021
SRP: $3.99

The girls are supposed to stay out of trouble…and away from the haunted stretch of Proctor Valley Road.
But a stolen police car leads to the return of the Proctor Valley Bull and more danger than anyone could imagine…

Proctor Valley Road #3 (of 5)

Proctor Valley Road #1 Heads Back for a Second Printing

BOOM! Studios has revealed that Proctor Valley Road #1, the first issue of the star-studded new horror limited series from visionary writer Grant Morrison, Alex Child, Naomi Franquiz, and Tamra Bonvillain developed in partnership with UCP Graphic, have sold out at the distributor level!

In response to the overwhelming support from retailers and fans, BOOM! Studios has announced Proctor Valley Road #1 Second Printing, featuring cover art by series artist Naomi Franquiz, will be available in stores June 2, 2021.

August, Rylee, Cora & Jennie have organized a Ghost Tour with their classmates on the most haunted, demon-infested stretch of road in America to fund attending the concert of their dreams. But when their visit turns deadly, these four friends race to rescue the missing students…before the town tears them limb from limb. Now they must slay the evils roaming Proctor Valley Road…along with the monsters lurking in the hearts of 1970s America.

Proctor Valley Road #1 Second Printing

Review: Proctor Valley Road #2

Proctor Valley Road #2

The first issue of Proctor Valley Road I was a bit mixed on. There was a lot I liked but also it felt like so many other comics out there. Proctor Valley Road #2 delivers enough to get the series to now stand out from the pack with details that make this an intriguing series.  August, Rylee, Cora, and Jennie are the prime suspects in the disappearance of the missing boys. The theory is the boys headed across the border to escape the draft for Vietnam.

Alex Child and Grant Morrison have crafted a series that’s an interesting one. Proctor Valley Road #2 really emphasizes that with its infusion of real history and the popular “group takes on ghosts” genre that’s currently seeing a lot of releases. Set in any other time period and the series would simply have the girls be murder suspects. By setting it during the Vietnam War, the girls’ patriotism is questioned resulting in an intriguing ripple of reactions from their families. It’s a nice detail that really adds to the series and makes it a bit different than similar stories.

There’s also a lot of mystery thrown into the mix. The elements feel a bit Blair Witch 2 in numerous ways but it’s done so in a way the reader will drop “wtf” multiple times. There are also moments I swear were the end of the issue. They’d have been perfect to end with leaving a solid cliffhanger, and again the “wtf”. But, that’s not the case creating a comic with a bit of a different beat to it as far as the actual deliver of the story.

Naomi Franquiz‘s art is interesting. It’d be so easy to deliver a dark, brooding, and downright scary, version of this series. Franquiz’s style is much more in the line of BOOM! Studios‘ “style” that’s become so prevalent with the publisher. Along with color by Tamra Bonvillain and lettering by Jim Campbell the visuals of the series does a good job of balancing that fun, light-hearted style and the horror aspects. It’s an interesting style for the story and in some ways it emphasizes the “wtf” of it all. A darker style and look, the comic would be downright scary but as presented you linger on the page wondering what the hell is happening.

Proctor Valley Road #2 is a solid second issue. It takes the ideas started in the debut and ramps them up a bit. The time period is more of a factor. The small town aspect too comes into play a bit more. It’s all small details that really adds to he series and makes it much more interesting. The seeds laid out to start are really paying off and has me clamoring to find out what happens next.

Story: Alex Child, Grant Morrison Art: Naomi Franquiz
Color: Tamra Bonvillain Letterer: Jim Campbell
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

BOOM! Studios provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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Preview: Proctor Valley Road #2 (of 5)

Proctor Valley Road #2 (of 5)

(W) Alex Child, Grant Morrison (A/CA) Naomi Franquiz
In Shops: Apr 14, 2021
SRP: $3.99

August, Rylee, Cora & Jennie are the prime suspects in the disappearance of the missing boys, but the authorities have no idea what monsters roam the Proctor Valley Road.

As the town – and even their families – closes in on the girls, August makes a choice to visit that haunted road one last time.

And even if she survives, an even greater threat may have its eyes on these four friends…

Proctor Valley Road #2 (of 5)

Get a look at Proctor Valley Road #2

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at Proctor Valley Road #2, the next issue of the star-studded new horror limited series from Grant Morrison, Alex Child, Naomi Franquiz, and Tamra Bonvillain about the mysterious monsters that haunt Proctor Valley Road – and the four misfit teenagers who must stop them. Proctor Valley Road #2, developed in partnership with UCP Graphic, is available on April 14, 2021.

August, Rylee, Cora & Jennie are the prime suspects in the disappearance of the missing boys, but the authorities have no idea what monsters roam Proctor Valley Road. As the town – and even their families – closes in on the girls, August makes a choice to visit that haunted road one last time. And even if she survives, an even greater threat may have its eyes on these four friends…

Proctor Valley Road #2 features main cover art by Franquiz, along with variant covers from superstars Chris Wildgoose, Christian Ward, and Dan Mora.

Proctor Valley Road #2
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