Colder: The Bad Seed #1 Review

Colder: The Bad Seed #1 Writer: Paul Tobin | Artist: Juan Ferreyra | Cover: Juan Ferreyra | Publisher: Dark Horse Comics | Price: $3.99 | From my column at Forces of

Paul Tobin and Juan Ferreyra’s Eisner-nominated series is back, and this time, it’s ongoing, baby! Declan Thomas and his caretaker, Reece, were almost lost in a deadly encounter with Nimble Jack in the last series. Declan prevailed, and his powers have become a conduit that can literally suck the insanity out of the insane.

Now in present day, life is great for Declan and Reece, who are now a couple. Tobin really conveys how much they care for each other in their intimate moments, and Juan Ferreyra draws them so well that you don’t even need to read the text.

I think that’s saying something about a creative team that scores a ten out of ten when getting their point across in such a profound manner.

But wait, you don’t care about romance, do you?  This is a horror comic, so where are the blood and guts?  Paul Tobin’s narrative is rife with bone-chilling despair, and Juan Ferreyra’s haunting illustrations are the stuff that nightmares are made of.

The new baddie on the block, The Swivel, is looking to pick up where Nimble Jack left off, and he makes his presence felt in a horrifying manner that makes him stand out in a finger-chopping fashion.

To say I’m happy this series is back is an understatement. Colder is on its way to becoming the epitome of horror comic books. It not all about the decapitating scares or the blood-splattering imagery. It’s an extremely well-woven tale that truly knows its audience while appealing to a larger fan base.

Score: 5 out of 5

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