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Comic Review: Bride of Freakshow – Issue 1

Issue: Bride of Freakshow #1
Writers/Artists: Chris Kirby, Greg Scott, Ryan Ottley, Enzo Pertile, Kel Nuttall, Scott Keating, Steven Perkins, Steve Morris, Matt webb, Michael Wulf
Cover Artist: Ryan Ottley
Publisher: Digital Webbing
Release Date: January 2005
Pages: 32
Price: $2.99

“The sequel to the EC style horror anthology featuring four eerie tales: a Masai tribal curse, a boy with a killer case of the flu, WWII zombies, and the tragic tale of a disgruntled employee and his revenge against his employer. Now in full color! Cover by Ryan Ottley.“

Artwork: 3.5 out of 5
Welcome to part 2 of the Freakshow series by Digital Webbing. I know I am a few years behind on this one. So if you can find a copy of it great! So to me the cover is the strong point when it comes to the art on this issue. That’s not to say that what follows inside is bad, just in my opinion not on the same level. I think that out of the four stories my favorite looking one was “Flu Bug”. It had that vibe of what I recalled reading as a kid. The others stories work well, they just didn’t really appeal to my tastes. I will say I did like the color work on “Drones” too.

Story: 3.5 out of 5
So the 4 stories are pretty good in this one. I found “Flu Bug” to be a fun take on having the flu, but in relation to the rest I found it to be weaker on the horror scale. All the others I really liked, sending another special mention to “Drones”. So yeah the stories are short and fun, I mean how deep can they really get?

Dying Breath: 3.5 out of 5
Now I want to start out with an apology to Chris Kirby, I got this book from you at C2E2 with the intention of reviewing it sooner and I am sorry I waited. Now that aside, I liked it. I think the art was a good mix of styles, I can’t stop looking at the cover. The stories were fun and all finished nicely due to size constraints. So if this a good one to pick up? Yes. Is it something to blow you away? No. Take it, have fun with it and by all means enjoy it people, it’s horror related!!!

If you would like to buy or know more about Bride of Freakshow #1 you can find it at http://www.digitalwebbing.com/ and http://lostsquad.blogspot.com/

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