Evil Ernie #1
Written by Scott Lobdell
Art by Ariel Medel
Colors by Candice Han
Letters by Dave Sharpe
The Rundown: Ernest Gleckman will find himself the recipient of a strange gift that might end up being a curse.
Two police officers come upon a man in shock. As they look further down the road, they find a horror show. Minutes later, Ernest Gleckman wakes up in the woods not knowing how he got there or what happened, but the button pinned to his jacket has the answers and they are not what the college student expected.
As Ernest thinks back to the events that led him to the woods, he remembers the girlfriend he adores and his rising popularity on campus. When he goes to indulge in his hobby of singing at a local bar, he’s given a gift. One that will radically change his life forever and put him in the path of death on several levels.
The Story: Lobdell crafts a fun and entertaining story in this first issue. It does a great job of introducing the characters and conflicts to come and they are interesting. It will be interesting to see how Ernest either embraces or rejects what he is becoming and that conflict is already being sown in the first interactions between Ernest and the button. Their dynamic is entertaining to see and the overall tone of the story is both entertaining and fun.
The Art: Medel delivers some beautiful and brutal art in the issue. The art perfectly captures the tone of the story and the detailed panels are visually engaging.