Friday, July 20, 2012
Review of the Comic, Anathema, #1
But this isn't your happy, bright colors, Captain Steve Rogers saves the day kind of comic. This is old fashioned horror comic...and it's dark and cool and kick ass!
First, about the author...
Rachel Deering is an American writer, editor, and letterer for comic books from Columbus, OH, where she lives with her wife (artist Jessica Deering), and their dog, Hazel. She is best known for Anethema and Womanthology.
Before I speak of the comic, here's the blurb...
Part I: Wolf and Raven -
Long gone are the days of the infamous Witchfinder General, and his radical persecution of coutnless innocent people. The puritanical reign of torture and terror is now but a grim and unfortunate reminder of the past evils of man. Yet there are those who would cling to the old ways. Those who would not suffer a suspected witch or heretic to live among them. In the hearts of those few, the fires of hatred still burn, and not a soul is spared their unyielding wrath. Not even their own flesh and blood...
The promise for a series like this is endless! It has the right ingredients: It pushes the envelope...it's got a powerful woman in the leading role...it's inventing new folklore...its got great artwork and story...and Anathema will be fightin all kinds of creepy evil! Always a plus!
I'd say more but I don't want to give it all away...I'm sure I've told too much already, but go out there and pick it up and see it for yourself. I think we all are going to be in for one fantastic ride with Anathema.
Happy Reading! And if you're a twitter whore like me, you can find her at @racheldeering
P.S. This is the pic/ad on the back of the comic...be sure to read the bottom. I love it! It's the Supernatural Registration Authority! Their website is HERE! Check it out!