‘Pumpkinhead’ #1: The Horror News Network Review

Hitting the stores next week from Dynamite Entertainment is the first issue of the new Pumpkinhead mini-series written by Cullen Bunn. Bunn, the recipient of the 2016 Horror Comic Award for Writer of the Year, crafts a story that fits perfectly into the Pumpkinhead universe. Bunn weaves a clever story that could make for an interesting sequel for the film franchise.

For thirty years the demon has remained quiet, but after a reckless driver kills a pair of children, the monster returns for vengeance.  In this adaptation, Bunn provides adequate enemies for Pumpkinhead, as he squares off against a backwoods crime syndicate protecting the driver. A short backup story featuring the witch, Haggis, also appears at the end of the book.

The artwork featured in the book does its job, but matching Bunn’s storytelling is not an easy task. Pumpkinhead #1 features a myriad of variant covers, including a sketch-cover and a photo cover of the demon itself. While the variant covers may prove tiresome for comic collectors, completists can fulfill their quest while adding to the variety of their collection.  This issue’s most impressive artistry is found in covers by Kelley Jones and Ken Haeser.

Fans of the Pumpkinhead film franchise will want to take a look at this series from Dynamite Entertainment as it seemingly is right up their alley.

Rob Caprilozzi
Rob Caprilozzi
Rob Caprilozzi created Comic Monsters in 2004 and eventually expanded the site in 2009 to Horror News Network. Born out his love for all aspects of horror, Rob still remains hardcore comic fan. You can keep up with him on Twitter @RobCaprilozzi.

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