Friday, June 10, 2022

Intelligent Horror: The Bone Orchard Mythos Prelude

This Free Comic Book Day there was a free prelude to the Upcoming Bone Orchard Mythos. If you are a fan of Horror and Comics you are going to want to get your hands on this issue. If your local shop doesn't have one check out Ebay where it's going for about 4 bucks.

The Bone Orchard Mythos is a shared Horror universe with the main creators being Jeff Lemire,  Andrea Sorrentino, Dave Stewart (colorist), Steve Wands (letterer/designer), and Greg Lockard (editor). 

Le ire describes this initiative will include multiple projects each telling a complete story, but relying on the fundamental mythology of the universe.  This FCBD story is called The Shadow Eaters and focuses on a man who rents a secluded cabin by the lake to get some writing done.

An encounter at a deserted house opens the door to something sinister that will change his life forever. 
What I picked up immediately about this story and I hope the initiative as a whole is the intelligence in the story. The character in this story avoids the normal pitfalls of a character in a horror story. It's very easy to see yourself make a similar decision as he does. 

The art team on this book is fabulous. Stewart's coloring stands out dramatically as the book blends grays and reds in a way that intensifies the horror. A fantastic start to the series 

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