By Christine Caprilozzi
Colder: The Bad Seed #1 Review
Writer: Paul Tobin
Artist: Juan Ferrerya
Publisher: Dark Horse
Release Date: October 22, 2014
Rating: 9 out of 10
Synopsis: Life goes on for Declan Thomas after his deadly encounter with the psychotic Nimble Jack, but Declan’s strange powers continue to develop, offering him a profound connection with the nature of insanity. Little does he know that the malevolent Swivel wishes to pick up where Nimble Jack left off!
Our Thoughts: Where to begin? For comic fans familiar with Colder, you will not be disappointed with Paul Tobin’s continuation of Declan’s journey. He is able to jump right into the story and make it easy for those who have not read the first series to become familiar with the background without boring existing readers. This time out Declan has a heated love life and is acting as a “specialist” looking into some of Boston’s psychiatric patients. This seem all well and good, however, there is a new evil wreaking havoc while stalking our cold, insane hero.
Once again Juan Ferrerya’s art is the perfect companion to Tobin’s mysterious and gory plot. From the look of Swivel to his actions, Ferrerya’s work is on point. Even through the more story oriented pages of the book, the tones and visuals perfectly capture the dark and moodiness of the situation at hand. With the ability to balance the ambiance of the story and stun with sheer outrageous blood and guts, Ferrerya has proven over the last couple of years to be one comic artist to watch.
With all that said, horror comic fans, especially those who have read the first Colder series, should be picking up Colder: The Bad Seed #1 on October 22nd. By the way…watch out for your fingers!