The Replacer (Aftershock, cover date April, 2019)
Writer: Zac Thompson
Artists: Arjuna Susini
Colorists: Dee Cunniffe
Marcus is a young boy whose loser father has a stroke. The real question is was it a stroke, or was dad possessed by a demon who tricks everyone into believing that his father had a stroke? Or is young Marcus mentally insane? I'm not answering that here, but the story plays it right down the middle and lets you decide for yourself. I have my own personal answer. This was a good read with decent artwork.
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Binding: This was solicited as a graphic novel in Diamond Previews. When it was released it was a saddle stitched (read: stapled) “64 page graphic novella”. Seems like a bait and switch to me. Even the Aftershock website lists it as a “64 page prestige format graphic novella”. It's a fat stapled comic with a cardstock cover, folks.