Laney Griffin is a man who will do anything to save
his son from leukemia, but the cost of treatment has broken him financially.
When he pursues an elusive murderer in the wilderness of his small, rural
community in the hopes of securing a substantial bounty, Laney is confronted
with something he never could have expected: a werewolf. The captive Lycan, in
human form, turns Laney’s life upside-down, forcing him to confront his haunted
past and race against the clock because there’s only 30 days until the next
Tim Daniel
Michael Moreci
Colin Lorimer
Riley Rossmo
Boom! Studios
Horror is very hard to do in comics, at
least in my experience. Growing up with horror films which have the advantage
of a soundtrack, I’ve always found it hard to get scared of Horror Comics unless
the events are completely beyond the norm of my frame of reference (Alan
Moore’s Neonomicon comes immediately
to mind). Otherwise you end up with slightly schlocky fun like Cutter or
morality tales such as those of the horror comic boom of the 50’s.
It was quite a relief then, to find that
Curse did scare me, and even when it
wasn’t it was making me feel somewhat ill at ease. A tale of the lengths a man
is willing to go to save his family, Curse has a very tragic feel to it, as
Michael Moreci and Tim Daniel’s script takes him on a downward spiral. The
horror part kicks in with the art. By utilising a minimalist and somewhat muted
colour scheme, the vibrant colours that do come through are very effectively.
When paired with the slight greenish tinge everything has, it made me unconsciously
feel like everything was slightly ‘wrong’ when staring at the pages – perfect
for a horror comic!
In the end, I can’t recommend it enough.
Just the sheer novelty of a different take on the werewolf story means horror
fans should check it out. Those that do will enjoy that they get a good tale
out of it into the bargain.

You can buy the entire Curse series via Comixology or your local comic book retailers.

Cover image courtesy of Boom! Studios.

Geek-o-Rama received a copy of this comic for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments and opinions are those of the individual reviewer.

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