Saturday, July 26, 2014

Off- Topic: Comic Book Reviews For 7-23-2014 Pt 2

I never thought I would've said this about an Archie comic, but this was one of the most frightening issues of any comic I've ever read. The turn these people are taking with Sabrina is even darker than what they've done with the Zombie Archie Crew. There must be something Lovecraftian in the air because they relied heavily on the Cthulu mythos here (as the current issue of Justice League Dark does). But the use of that mythos here is the best I've ever seen in a comic book. Books like GRIMM FAIRY TALES: ALICE IN WONDERLAND have used Lovecraft in various times to various degrees of success. But no comic book has ever captured the pure horror of Lovecraft's original books like Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa does here. And Franceso Francavilla's art also captures the spirit of those stories visually in an amazing way. What a horror comic! What pure brilliance! Thematically, of course, I found it all disturbing, but that was the point. Whatever my visceral reactions against maltheism represented in any form, I can't judge this issue as anything other than brilliant in terms of its execution.
Storyline: 5 Stars
Dialogue: 5 Stars
Pacing: 4 Stars
Art: 4.5 Stars
Overall: 5 Stars

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