Published: February, 2020
Written by: Scott Lobdell, Blake Northcott
Art by: John Upchurch
Northworld Publishing, 48 Pages
I backed this campaign on Indiegogo several months back and I was really excited to finally get my copy of the graphic novel.
For one, I love slasher movies. I also live and grew up on the edge of the Florida Everglades. So combining those two things is a win/win for me.
Additionally, this was written by Scott Lobdell, a writer I’ve liked for years, and Blake Northcott, a mutual follower on Twitter, who has a great personality, a solid perspective on how to manage her social media, and most importantly, a stupendous track record.
That being said, I really liked this quite a bit.
The characters were all cool and well developed in the minimal space they had to live and breathe. I also liked the backstory for the villains.
The art is also really good and for a crowdfunded book, this truly is in the upper echelon of comics I’ve seen. It’s actually better than most of the mainstream comics coming out in 2020. I especially like the colors and overall visual aesthetic of the book.
There’s not much else I can say without spoiling too much and I’d rather people go out and pick this up, assuming they still can somewhere.
I’m not sure if any follow ups are planned but I’d probably support a sequel.
Pairs well with: other horror/slasher comics. It really reminded me of Hack/Slash stories.