Twisted Tales of Madness and Murder: The Resolution Review

By Mike Peluso

“Twisted Tales of Madness and Murder: The Resolution” Review

Writer: Rick Tobin
Artist: Tadd Galusha
Publisher: Twisted Publications
Release Date: April 24th, 2013

Synopsis: It's New Years Eve. Convinced he has found the love of his life, John proposes to Rebecca. To his utter shock, she turns him down. Not only does she not love him, but she has fallen for his best friend, and has been sleeping with him for a while. Humiliated and angry John vows revenge.

One year later, he gets his chance. After kidnapping his beloved Rebecca, he brings her to his basement and his shear madness is exposed. A knock at the door interrupts his gleeful torture experiment, and to his amazement, a dizzy grocery store clerk has arrived… with a bottle of wine and a hopeful invitation to share it. But Katie has a secret of her own, one that will forever change the lives of John and Rebecca, and make this New Years Eve one for the front page news.

Our Thoughts: “Twisted Tales of Madness and Murder: The Resolution” was one delightfully disturbing comic book! Rick Tobin gives us a story full of Hostel- style revenge torture with gore infused twists that'll keep you on the edge of your seat. His influences shine sadistically off the pages of this “Tales from the Darkside” inspired terror tomb. Just when you think you've seen the premise of issue told time and time again, Tobin throws a rusty nail skewered curve ball right between your eye sockets. Tadd Galusha’s black and white artwork makes you cringe with every excruciating bloody detail. Excellent attention to all the illustrated dismembering makes you feel as though you we're locked in the same basement as these unsuspecting victims. If you threw an issue of Tales from the Crypt, a Hostel DVD and an episode of NCIS in a blender, you would have yourself all that is “Twisted Tales of Madness and Murder: The Resolution.”

The team of Rick Tobin and Tadd Galusha are off to an eerily excellent start to what is shaping up to be an ongoing, can't miss series of horror comics. I thoroughly enjoyed their "Twisted Tales of Madness and Murder: The Resolution" and I think you will too.

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