Necessary Monsters #1
By Daniel Merlin Goodbrey and Sean Azzopardi
£2 - Half sized.
I’m not a big horror movie fan, so it wasn’t until my second time through this comic that I realized that the characters being introduced were all horror film archetypes. Okay, not all of them, but you’ve got your spooky, long hair in the face Asian girl, a person that kills people in their dreams, and a huge guy that kills teenagers having sex in a barn. Even I get what films they are from.
These killers have to team up to kill another killer, who is shown using a giant guy with a chicken head wielding a chainsaw to kill a bunch of Japanese gangsters.
There’s a reference to a necronomicon style book, black suited people riding black helicopters, and fish turning into people that disappeared fifty years ago. Goodbrey and Azzopardi have really thrown every genre trope together to make up this story.
It’s a bit too early to tell how it’s going to turn out, as this issue is really just introducing the characters, but the ideas are there, and it’s being published professionally (with updated art) later this year, which has to count for something.
I’m going to keep reading at any rate.