I’m back from the comic shop this week and I got nine new comics:

  • Miniature Jesus − 1
  • Danger Club – 5
  • Hoax Hunters – 9
  • Revival – 9
  • Thief of Thieves – 13
  • X-O Manowar – 12
  • The Manhattan Projects – 10
  • The Black Beetle – 3
  • Bloodshot – 10
  • And now for a review of something I’ve read recently.

    ”Colder” Issues 1-5 by Paul Tobin and Juan Ferreyra

    ”Colder” is a five issue mini-series published by Dark Horse that came to my attention because I know of Juan Ferreyra’s work form his days drawing “Rex Mundi”. That and it had a really well done disturbing cover on its first issue. That’ll catch my eye.

    “Colder” tells the tale of a man named Declan who has not spoken a word in decades and has been in mental institutions for so long that he’s been lost in the shuffle. That’s kept the fact that he hasn’t aged in decades secret. He also has a very low body temperature that no one can explain. So low that he should be dead. Hence the title of the comic. Reese is a young woman who becomes his caretaker. For years she talks to him and takes care of him until one day he wakes up. That’s when the fun starts.

    Y’see there is this crazy demonic character called Nimble Jack who is after Declan. Nimble Jack feeds off the minds of the insane and Declan is a meal he’s been preparing for years. There is a whole back story that’s revealed as the issues go on. Meanwhile Declan is trying to keep Reese safe and escape Nimble Jack. There is also a whole alternate world of madness that they all cross into.

    I liked the story. Nimble Jack is that kind of sing-song over the top storybook villain who is familiar from nightmare stories of all kinds. He doesn’t break new ground but he’s well done and interesting visually and verbally. Overall the story was fairly plot driven with chase scenes and some mystery thrown in.

    I liked Ferreyra’s art a lot. He was good on “Rex Mundi” but I think he’s even better here. It’s not your typical art as it looks digitally painted rather than inked but there is still a lot of outline involved so that it looks more like a traditional comic than a fully painted book. The color is generally subdued and well done. Ferreyra also gets a lot of fun Joker-ish facial expressions out of Nimble Jack. Overall he’s a good storyteller.

    Overall “Colder” is a fun and well drawn horror comic. A romp through madness and time.