Screamland #2 (of 5) Review

Writers: Harold Sipe
Penciller: Hector Casanova
Publisher: Image Comics

Frankenstein’s Monster, Dracula, Wolf-Man, the Mummy and other movie monsters are all real. They starred in their respective horror movies of the 20th century but as their acting roles have dried up, they’ve all seen a down turn in their lives.

As the issue title suggests, we’re focused on the story of the fez wearing Mummy, though he’s only seen through flashbacks. Sipe writes the story with dry humour, in a style akin to black TV comedies such as Pushing Daisies and the Riches. It’s a writing style that excels alongside Casanova’s artwork, whose sullen colours and subtle patterning bring real mood to the proceedings.

My only down point would be the size and number of panels per page. With the rest of the issues as good as it is it would have been nice to squeeze a bit more story in. But none the less this is definitely a recommended read for anyone who likes exploring outside the superhero genre.


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