Black Eyed Kids 1 : The Children
Overview - When the lull of night falls over a sleeping midwestern town, an ancient unimaginable horror creeps violently and purposely through the night. That's when the children come out to play. Children with eyes of solid back, devoid of emotion and remorse, and only asking for one thing... Read more...
More About Black Eyed Kids 1 by Joe Pruett; Szymon Kurdranski; Guy Major; Marshall Dillon
When the lull of night falls over a sleeping midwestern town, an ancient unimaginable horror creeps violently and purposely through the night. That's when the children come out to play. Children with eyes of solid back, devoid of emotion and remorse, and only asking for one thing... to come inside. But there are some who will not go quietly in the night. Some who will fight back to save not only their own souls, but their own children's. This is their story. Collecting the first five issues of the sleeper hit series from Eisner Award winner Joe Pruett and artist Szymon Kudranski.
- ISBN-13: 9781935002956
- ISBN-10: 1935002953
- Publisher: Aftershock Comics
- Publish Date: October 2016
- Dimensions: 0.25 x 6.5 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.6 pounds
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Pruett (X-Men Unlimited) tries his hand at body-snatching horror, but forgets one key factor: a scary story also has to be compelling. Creepiness does still abound, thanks in large part to Kudranskis uncanny-valley photorealism and colorist Guy Majors excellent atmospheric work; its just the narrative which drags, as we follow an ensemble cast of one-note characters attempting to escape and/or kill malevolent beings who have taken over childrens bodies, turning their eyes black. Jim is a divorcee who, along with his new girlfriend, Lana, gets mixed up with the titular kids when his son joins their ranks, killing Jims ex and wounding his daughter. Meanwhile, lawman Officer Jones also runs afoul of the kids, and small-time author Meredith is recruited to chronicle their rise to power. The latter storyline is Pruetts most successful, but still suffers from the dull dialogue that makes the rest of this book such a slog. (Oct.)