Review by “Decapitated Dan”
Artwork: 4.0 out of 5
This is easily the meat of this issue, I will explain later in the dying breath. I have to say I am in love with a few things on that cover alone. Yes it took me a little bit to really sit down and take a look, but look at all that GORE! It’s like a freaking puzzle, can you find the knife? Hahaha. Interiors are just as strong as the cover on this one. Not a single page passed by my eyes where I wasn’t happy with the results. And the creepy guy, oh man! What detail on his face alone.
Story: 4.5 out of 5
So if the art was the meat, then this is the potato of this story, again I will explain in the dying breath. A strong, almost puzzling start to this story just gets it off on the right foot. There was nothing not interesting about what happened at this house. That had me interested for sure. What follows that is a nice dialogue driven issue that just gets creepier as it goes along. While I would say 3 “jump” moments happen right in a row, they all come off as just fun situations. The ending was the creepiest part in all honesty. I cannot wait to see where this one goes.
Dying Breath: 4.5 out of 5
So meat and potatoes, did ya get that reference? The artwork is the meat of course, while it looks great and is filling, it’s not enough to complete the meal. The potatoes are the real part, what sticks to ya, and this story will stick to you. So why not use a food analogy, it worked, you’re hungry now, aren’t you? I know I’m hungry for more. So you can easily expect this headless guy to be back at the Radical Cafe´when issue #2 is cooked and ready to serve.
If you would like to buy or know more about Abattoir #1 you can find it at radicalpublishing.com
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