Story: Joe Brusha, Ralph Tedesco, Dave Franchini, Pat Shand, & Dan Wickline
Writer: Dan Wickline
Artist: Massimiliano Veltri
Colours: Fran Gamboa with JC Ruiz
As a group of Hollywood hopefuls films what they hope to be deal-maker film, things take a sudden turn for the worse, leading to a gripping tale that shows what can happen when an novice film team attempts to push the envelope and things go terribly wrong.
In the traditional style of many “tales of horror/terror” series, this story draws its inspiration from ubran legend. Initially, I didn’t think I was going to like the book, but after a few pages, it grew on me a little bit. Coming into the series on the fifth issue won’t prove to be a problem to a reader, as the tale works well enough as a standalone story. That said, with only 20-some pages to fill us in on a handful of characters, the lead actress seemed to be the only character to get a fleshing out treatment as in the center of a cast of disposable characters.
By the end of the comic, I felt that while the story itself lead to a fairly predictable outcome, it did include a little twist at the end, which may leave readers a bit confused the first read-through.
I did enjoy the rough art style of Massimiliano Veltri and felt that it fit the story well. What seemed like rushed strokes of the pen in some frames helped enhance the grit of the moment without overlooking some of the finer details. Gamboa and Ruiz colours do a fine job at enhancing the mood of the scenes without being overly bright in setting shots, while helping push the moment in the more dramatic panels.
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