Dark Ride #1
Written by Joshua Williamson
Art by Andrei Bressan
Colors by Adriano Lucas
Letters by Pat Brosseau
The Rundown: Owen begins his first day at the scariest amusement park in the world. A first day that might also be his last.
Arthur Dante has been a failure at his career and his wife won’t let him forget it. Unfortunately, a confrontation between the two will lead Arthur to the desert where a mysterious voice offers him an opportunity. Years later, Arthur’s vision is realized in the creation of Devil Land, an amusement park that specializes in scaring its patrons.
Owen begins his first day as an employee of Devil Land and finds himself doing more than sweeping up puke when the park’s owner Samhain picks his brain about the park itself. Things get more interesting when Sam’s sister arrives at the park. When Owen finds himself being taken to what he thinks is a hazing ritual by the other park employees, he discovers quickly that something is definitely wrong at Devil Land.
The Story: Williamson offers a unique and entertaining story in the first issue. The characters are interesting and wonderfully dark. I enjoyed the tone of the story and the dark nature of the world being created. The story is unpredictable, surprising and engaging enough to make me excited to see what happens next.
The Art: Bressan delivers some intense visuals throughout the issue. I love the black and white elements of the introduction and the art style of Devil Land and its characters.