Thursday, April 10, 2014

Review- John Carpenter's Asylum #5

John Carpenter's Asylum #5 (Storm King, 2014)
Writers: Bruce Jones with Sandy King and Trent Olsen
Artist: Leonardo Manco
Colorist: Kinsun Loh

A mere seven weeks since issue four was released comes the latest installment of John Carpenter's Asylum. Jackson's demon is playing a game of demonic possession leapfrog with Daniel Beckett, Father Leone, and Detective Duran. This being a Horror comic, it should come as no surprise that someone in the cast could meet an untimely end, and yet there you have it. Someone does die...only I won't tell you who. I was kind of shocked by it, and there is a great sequence where it happens. I can't provide any images this time out because most of them would tip the hand that this issue holds. Sorry to be so vague, but this is one that you will have to read for yourself.
The flashback sequence is incredibly effective, with the coloring (or lack thereof) giving it a grainy old film stock quality. Leonardo Manco and Kinsun Loh have once again outdone themselves. Their “camera angles” are more effective than most films these days. The edits that snap in your mind are more visceral than they would be in any movie. I have to admit that I would love to see this brought to life on a screen at some point, but for now I am thrilled that it is the exclusively in comic book medium. The quality hasn't budged an inch in five issues. I can't wait for the next issue!
Junk Food For Thought rating: 5 out of 5.

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