By Christine Caprilozzi
’68: Homefront #1 Review
Writer: Mark Kidwell
Artist: Kyle Charles, Jay Fotos
Coverts: Nat Jones, Mark Kidwell
Release Date: September 10, 2014
Rating: 9 out of 10
Synopsis: In 1968, the horrors of the Vietnam War invaded every American living room. On February 13th of that year, a new war began, bringing horror…and hunger home to stay. ’68: HOMEFRONT returns the series to the American heartland and the small, sleepy town of Harbinger, Pennsylvania (home of the Heralds) in the first two-issue story arc, “’68: PEECE AND LOVE.” Fresh accident victims sit up on morticians’ slabs, a busload of visiting athletes rises from wet red asphalt to become an army of the damned, and Jenny Love–homecoming queen, cheerleader, and girl next door–prepares to reveal her deepest secret to the world. A secret in the form of leather-clad town bad boy, Johnny Love
Our Thoughts: With a new chapter in the world of 68 comics beginning, one has to wonder, what does Mr. Kidwell and crew have in store for us this time? In ’68: Homefront #1, we get the back story of our three cheerleaders, however, this is peppered with grotesque images they are oblivious to. Don’t be fooled though. As the story unfolds, so does the onslaught of brutal savagery we’ve all grown to know and love from ’68.
As usual, Kidwell is detailed and unpredictable with his storytelling. Kyle Charles, along with Jay Fotos, definitely do the story and action scenes justice. The art in this book is incredibly grisly, gory, and extremely impressive. Both covers, one by Nat Jones and the other by Mark Kidwell, are also both phenomenal pieces of artwork. With this crazy apocalyptic world invading small town America, Issue #1 will leave horror comic fans screaming “pre order” in anticipation for what is next.
Out now, ’68: Homefront is a must for any true horror comic fan!