The Squidder #1 Review

By Christine Caprilozzi


The Squidder #1 Review 

Writer: Ben Templesmith

Artist: Ben Templesmith

Publisher: IDW / 44 Flood

Release Date: July 16, 2014

Rating: 8 out of 10


Synopsis: This all-new four-issue series finds an old soldier from a forgotten war in a post-apocalyptic world that has left him behind. He was one of the last of the legendary Squidder Legions. Can a discarded relic with a death wish and a rebellious Squid priestess overthrow humanity’s tentacled alien overlords? Ben Templesmith returns to his roots to finally do the tentacle/Cthulhu-orientated book he’s always promised

Our Thoughts:  To say Ben Templesmith’s “Squidder” is highly anticipated by comic fans is a gross understatement.  With that said, one has to wonder, will Mr. Templesmith be able to meet such high expectations?  After my first read through, I can easily yes!

The Squidder Issue #1 is a great and grisly beginning to what promises to be a riveting comic. It gives the back story of the Squidder without being predictable or cookie cutter. The reader is completely engrossed with the nonstop action combined with unique storytelling.  Templesmith’s signature artwork is all right there.  Visually the book is gory, yet mesmerizing.  Templesmith is setting the stage for a really great series and appears to be without question on top of his game with this one. 

For horror comic fans, and non- horror comics fans, the Squidder Issue #1 is one to pick up on July 16th, if not already on your pull list.


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Christine Caprilozzi
Senior Editor at Horror News Network
Christine Bucci-Caprilozzi joined the Horror News Network staff in 2005 when the site was still She started as a Staff Journalist adding interviews, comic reviews and convention coverage. Christine is also the Lead Organizer/Director of the CT HorrorFest and is a firm believer in keeping the indie spirit of the horror community alive. You can follow her on Twitter @Christine_HNN.
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