The Closet #1
Written by James Tynion IV
Art by Gavin Fullerton
Colors by Chris O’Halloran
Letters by Tom Napolitano
The Rundown: A family on edge plans to move to greener pastures, but they will be bringing a dangerous darkness with them.
Thom and his family are packing up to leave the city, but Thom decides that the last evening in town means him sitting at the end of a bar alone and drinking. A move that has him baring his soul to the bartender about his life, his marriage and his son Jamie’s persistent nightmares about a monster in his closet.
After returning home, Thom tries to smooth things over, but the smell of him makes that impossible. Unfortunately, as Thom as his wife fight, little Jamie’s worst fear emerges and seemingly has plans to follow them wherever they go.
The Story: James Tynion IV delivers an interesting, slow burn of a tale in this first issue. The story does a great job of showing the people of the story and their faults and foibles. I love the slow build to the supernatural elements of the plot and how those elements provide more questions. It’s a great way of bringing the reader into the world and making them curious about what comes next.
The Art: Fullerton delivers some great art that brilliantly sets the right emotional tone for the characters and their world.