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Preview: Imaginary Fiends #6 (of 6)

Imaginary Fiends #6 (of 6)

(W) Tim Seeley (A) Stephen Molnar (CA) Richard Pace
In Shops: Apr 25, 2018
SRP: $3.99

As Special Agent Crockett deals with the Fraidy Cat and her followers, Melba must confront the monster inside her, or her imaginary friend, Polly Peachpit, will die.

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Preview: Imaginary Fiends #5

Imaginary Fiends #5

(W) Tim Seeley (A) Stephen Molnar (CA) Richard Pace
In Shops: Mar 28, 2018
SRP: $3.99

As Polly struggles to save Melba’s life (and, by extension, her own existence) from a cult of murderous children, Crockett hunts for a murderer with a penchant for dissolving problems in acid, and the origin of the Fraidy Cat is revealed.

Preview: Imaginary Fiends #3 (of 6)

Imaginary Fiends #3 (of 6)

(W) Tim Seeley (A) Stephen Molnar (CA) Richard Pace
MATURE READERS
In Shops: Jan 24, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Agent Melba Li and her imaginary monster partner, Polly Peachpit, continue their search for a missing child, as a twisted conspiracy unfolds in the small town of Maiden Springs. What is the Fraidy Cat? And how can a woman who lives in fear defeat something that lives on it?

Review: Imaginary Fiends #2

Melba is assigned to her first case, investigating a series of child disappearances in rural Georgia. As Melba and Agent Crockett uncover clues about the horror gripping the residents, Melba must resist both the temptation to escape into the real world after spending seven years locked up and the terrible appetite of the newly unleashed Polly Peachpit, Melba’s own personal psychic parasite—a massive spider-human only Melba can see, but is far from imaginary.

Rookie agent Melba has a lot to learn about solving child disappearances in Imaginary Fiends #2. By focusing on her bond with Polly Peachpit writer Tim Seely shows that Melba has a lot to offer the investigation. The series does well to emphasize that Melba gets another taste of freedom in exchange for that insight. That creates an interesting dynamic between her, Polly, and Agent Crockett. In this issue we also get the hint that Agent Crockett appears to have more knowledge about the imaginary beings then initially hinted at. We also get a bit more about Melba and her past.

The art by Stephen Molnar merges reality and imaginary as the investigation unfolds. The art gives us a nice view of a frightened small-town in Kentucky and the every day life in the process. The art does an excellent job of blending the fantastical and the grounded.

In two issues the series has given us a nice twist on the police procedural in a world that feels both realistic and a bit scary.

Story: Tim Seeley Art: Stephen Molnar
Color: Quinton Winter Cover: Richard Pace
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.25 Recommendation: Buy

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Review: Imaginary Fiends #1

“Polly Peachpit.” Those were the words ten-year-old Brinke Calle said when she was found covered in her own blood by the woods in rural Cannon Falls, MN. Her best friend, Melba, had just attempted to murder her because a spider girl named Polly Peachpit told her to.

Since that day, Melba has spent seven years in a mental health facility. Tomorrow is her eighteenth birthday. Tomorrow, she’ll be transferred to a federal prison. Tomorrow, her real sentence will begin.

That is, until she receives a visit from FBI Agent Virgil Crockett. Crockett explains that there is another world beyond ours, where hungry spectral aliens stalk the minds of the impressionable and weak. These things, called IMPs (Interdimensional Mental Parasites) feed on compliance. They convince hosts to do things for them, and the more they feed, the stronger they become. More IMPs stream into the world each day, invisible to everyone but his or her hosts.

After years of drugs and counseling, Polly and Melba have developed a unique relationship—and to Crockett, this relationship represents something her people can work with. In exchange for release from prison, Crockett asks Melba (and Polly) to serve as IMP hunters. For Melba, it’s a chance to prove that she’s innocent, convinced to murder by a monster…a monster she must now unleash.

Writer Tim Seeley creates a paranormal tale with Imaginary Fiends, filled with mystery, interdimensional beings, and murder. Along with the rather creepy beings, we’re also treated to disturbing nursery style rhymes in the process. Seeley does an excellent job of creating the setting and setting up the story to come with its focus on Melba and her situation in a mental hospital until she’s paid a visit and given an offer she can’t refuse.

The art by Stephen Molnar shifts as the settings shift, and things in Melba’s live go from innocence to incarceration. Molnar brings in a lighter, and brighter color scheme in Melba’s youth which contrasts with various shades of grey as she lives in the mental health facility. This shifts again as she moves into her new role. The art sets up the Melba’s mood in a way.

The first issue delivers an interesting set up that mixes together horror with a more traditional detective setting.

Story: Tim Seeley Art: Stephen Molnar Cover: Richard Pace
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

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Review: Imaginary Fiends #1

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got a new Vertigo series!

Imaginary Fiends #1 is by Tim Seeley, Stephen Molnar, and Richard Pace.

Get your copy in comic shops today. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Preview: Imaginary Fiends #1

Imaginary Fiends #1

(W) Tim Seeley (A) Stephen Molnar (CA) Richard Pace
In Shops: Nov 22, 2017
SRP: $3.99

“Polly Peachpit.” Those were the words ten-year-old Brinke Calle said when she was found covered in her own blood by the woods in rural Cannon Falls, MN. Her best friend, Melba, had just attempted to murder her because a spider girl named Polly Peachpit told her to.
Since that day, Melba has spent seven years in a mental health facility. Tomorrow is her eighteenth birthday. Tomorrow, she’ll be transferred to a federal prison. Tomorrow, her real sentence will begin.

That is, until she receives a visit from FBI Agent Virgil Crockett. Crockett explains that there is another world beyond ours, where hungry spectral aliens stalk the minds of the impressionable and weak. These things, called IMPs (Interdimensional Mental Parasites) feed on compliance. They convince hosts to do things for them, and the more they feed, the stronger they become. More IMPs stream into the world each day, invisible to everyone but his or her hosts.

After years of drugs and counseling, Polly and Melba have developed a unique relationship-and to Crockett, this relationship represents something her people can work with. In exchange for release from prison, Crockett asks Melba (and Polly) to serve as IMP hunters. For Melba, it’s a chance to prove that she’s innocent, convinced to murder by a monster…a monster she must now unleash.

Vertigo Announces Imaginary Fiends by Tim Seeley and Stephen Molnar

Vertigo joins together veteran horror writer Tim Seeley and artist Stephen Molnar to create a spine-tingling new series, Imaginary Fiends. The six-issue miniseries combines elements of both horror and sci-fi for a tale that will leave readers in shock and fear.

Years ago, a young girl named Brinke Calle was found covered in blood near the woods in the small rural town of Cannon Falls, MN, when her best friend Melba attempted to murder her. When investigators tried to understand why, Melba revealed that a spider girl named Polly Peachpit told her to. Years later, Melba is turning 18 and will begin her real sentence in federal prison. That is, until a new unit in the FBI recruits her, with an explanation for what happened so many years ago.

Another world exists beyond ours. One that is terrifying, where hungry spectral aliens stalk the minds of the weak and impressionable. And these parasites have leeched onto humanity for too long. But in order to understand them, Melba must first unleash her own monster.

This frightening new thriller will arrive November 15. Read at your own risk.

Preview: Danger Girl: Renegade #4 (of 4)

Danger Girl: Renegade #4 (of 4)

Andy Hartnell (w) • Stephen Molnar (a) • J. Scott Campbell (c)

No hyperbole—this issue is chalk full of thrills and surprises! Abbey Chase is confronted with SEVERAL shocking revelations as people from her past return, some recent, others from long ago… and be prepared for a stunning—and unexpected—conclusion!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Preview: Danger Girl: Renegade #3 (of 4)

Danger Girl: Renegade #3 (of 4)

Andy Hartnell (w) • Stephen Molnar (a) • J. Scott Campbell (c)

The search for Abbey’s father continues as more of her secret history is revealed. It’s non stop action in the Danger Girl tradition as we follow Abbey on an odyssey fraught with danger… And self-discovery.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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