Like any small town in crisis, these people don't appreciate outsiders sniffing around. But Lowesville was a reporter's wet dream. A town filled with people who are all but unstitched. And when a reporter, name of Trent McGowan, decides to investigate the mystery behind the mass amnesia, the memories start to resurface like bloated dead bodies in the Hudson. Trent thinks he can make it big-time with this story. He has a feeling that it will be an easy buck. A 1-2-3 job. Little does he know he bit off way more then he can stuff down. Thinking this assignment was a stroll in the park, he wanders into a sinister situation he was absolutely not fucking ready for. A mass grave, uncovered by one of the yokles. Bodies packed in the earth right on the side on the road. Every last one of them frozen in terror. Find of the century for our new reporter friend. Right as he's about to pack it in, and head home he receives a mysterious email informing him that not everyone in Lowesville lost their memory. The proverbial shit slaps the spinning fan. Trent's up to his balls in one hell of a conspiracy. He cant leave Lowesville. This is too big. Little does he know that was never a fu*kin' option.
Another comic rendered in my favorite color scheme; black, white, and shades of gray. Cook really captures the suspicious mood like smoke in a mirrored jar. The McCool & Cook duo are dynamic. Image is known for it's heavy hitting series, some of the best titles to ever stand shoulder to shoulder, and outshine the titans on the comic shop shelves. And this series, like any of their myriad others, has grandiose potential of being beyond fu*king amazing, landing it straight into write mom & dad back on the homestead territory. This isn't your run of the mill horror either. This is more than just a few jump-and-hold-your-hearts. It has a powerful (repeat for emphasis) powerful story line. McCool's writing never skipped a beat, kept in sync, has the tight pacing of a late night jazz band. It dropped a horizontal bar on your lap and took you on a ride! Meeting Lowesville's strange almost mental denizens, and how they were presented worked too damn well. Paint me 4 shades of impressed.
I am glad I snatched this one up from issue one. The month long wait in between issues has been biblically torturous, but worth it every time one hits the shelves. If you're still sitting here after how much time I just spent gushing about how fu*king awesome this comic is, well then what the fu*k!! Go buy this!! Get in on what could be the new beyond epic horror comic on the ground level!!
Krys (Lost Pilgrim) the comic chick signing out :)