A Town Called Terror #1
Written by Steve Niles
Art by Szymon Kudranski
Colors by Szymon Kudranski
Letters by Scott O Brown
The Rundown: After escaping a family he wants to forget, a man is brought back to his home by his dangerous and powerful father.
A lone man goes into a lab to take the pieces of a dead body. Pieces that come back to life once they are reconnected to each other and the man they belong to has a task for his assistant to fulfill. At the same time, Henry West enjoys an evening at home with his wife. An evening that will turn to terror when men break into their home, drug his wife and force him into the back of a van.
After waking, Henry discovers exactly who wants him and where he has to go. A town that he hoped he had seen for the last time. A town hidden from the rest of the world. A town that contains a house that Henry hoped he would never see again.
The Story: Niles creates an interesting and engaging mystery in this first issue. The slow build of the plot and introduction to the characters leaves enough mystery to hook the reader and enough compelling back story and narration to make me want to read more. I like how interesting and dark the story is while matter of fact it is with its supernatural elements.
The Art: Kudranski delivers some beautifully detailed panels throughout the issue. The art is wonderfully stylized and filled with a dark emotion that draws in the reader.