The Butcher’s Boy #1

Dark Horse Comics

Written by Landry Q. Walker and Pannel Vaughn

Art by Justin Greenwood

Colors by Brad Simpson

Letters by Pat Brosseau

The Rundown: A group of friends take a trip to a dangerous mining town and face its local legend.

A group of friends are looking for something to do and one of them suggests a trip to a small mining town with an interesting local legend. The young people pile into one car and hit the road, but they are also dealing with some tense interpersonal issues.

After finding their way to what looks like a ghost town, they discover that there is still life in the small village. Life that seems strange, but their personal issues blind them from the danger they find themselves in as they attempt to leave and find that they can’t.

The Story: A fun, interesting and entertaining first issue. The premise is deliciously dark and filled with wonderful atmosphere. I like the contrast between the character’s interpersonal drama and the threat that they face as well as the mystery of that threat. Having the story jump between those moments is another great touch that makes me intrigued with where this story might go next.

The Art: Greenwood delivers some beautiful art in the issue. There are some great visual moments that perfectly capture the tone of the story and the duality of its narrative.

The Butcher’s Boy #1



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