I was really never that big on horror comics until I started reading Cullen Bunn books, and his latest series The Remains introduces one of the creepiest characters that I may have ever encountered in a comic book in Cole Jensen. Abigail and Birdie are two young girls who live on a farm with their parents. The dad is struggling because of his rheumatism and the mom is with child. Their father hires Cole to help around the farm and allows him to stay in a small room in the tool shed. Strange occurrences begin to take place shortly after this, as the girls witness a revival of dead rats. I can’t say enough about A.C. and Carlos Zamudio who bring this world to life with illustrations that are both terrorizing and magnificent, brilliantly capturing the eeriness of the story. The ability that Cullen Bunn possesses to script smart horrifying tales along with the imagination of the Zamudio’s has this collaboration off to an amazing start.
One of the best new comics of 2013 continues to win over audiences as the first arc comes to a close. The battle with the trolls is over but not without some seriously traumatic injuries. Regardless of who lived and who died one thing is certain, our girls are going to celebrate in a party that includes booze, drugs and sex. Rat Queens continues to be vulgar, violent, and absolutely hilarious, thanks to the cleverness of Kurtis Wiebe and the multi talented Roc Upchurch who pencils, inks, and handles the colors. The charismatic strength that each of our heroines possess makes this the best all female group in comics hands down.
Laney Griffin’s tribulations continue as he receives news of his son’s condition. We also get some background on his past which clears up the obvious strain in his relationship with his sister-in-law Nora. Nora comes across new evidence in her ongoing investigation which may get her one step closer to winning custody of her nephew. Meanwhile, the apprehended Anton proceeds to open up to Laney as he reveals his origin and the night it took place over 256 years ago. The werewolf quietly mumbles something in french at the end of their conversation, making something sinisterly clear. A classic horror story in the making, Curse #2 continues to transform itself as one of Boom! Studios best titles.