Review by: Rob Caprilozzi
Writer: Jason McNamara
Artist: Greg Hinkle
Synopsis: 10 years have passed since Stephen Thorn’s fiancée vanished without a trace, and he has grown into a prominent, if bitter, victim’s rights crusader. Despite the cold trail and lack of leads, he stubbornly refuses to give up the search. And then…he begins to hear her voice in the strangest of places.
Pursued by his own organization and questioning his sanity, Stephen embarks on a grisly journey to save his long-lost love. As he unravels the truth of her disappearance, the body count rises and Stephen finds himself ensnared in a trap that had been set for him long ago.
Our thoughts: This book was pure excitement from the first page to the last! The Rattler offers many twisted characters and surprises that you won’t see coming. Although we are very early in 2014, this graphic novel is on the top of my list.
McNamara crafts a solid story with many intricate layers. The surprise in the first few pages sets the tone for the entire book. The protagonist goes through twists and turns and once you think he has completed his quest things change really fast.
The art by Greg Hinkle is top notch. The style he brings to the tables fits this horror book perfectly. The close up of eyes, twisted looks on characters faces are all done perfectly.
I hope that we see these creators team again very soon on another horror comic. If you love horror, you need to add this book to your collection.