In order to receive…first you must give. When Chase Blaine’s estranged brother and sister-in-law are murdered, he becomes guardian to McKenzie and Zach, the niece and nephew he hardly knows. Seeking stability for the children, Chase moves his newly formed family to his ancestral home in Cape Augusta—which overlooks a deep, black bogland teeming with family secrets.
Written by Tim Daniel and Michael Moreci
Artist: Joshua Hixson
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Publisher: Vault Comics
Release: September 25th, 2019
I was ridiculously excited for The Plot as it was, eagerly counting down the days until it’s release – September 25th. But, luckily, Michael Moreci sent me a copy for review!
It’s safe to say, if you know me, you know I love horror. Horror spawned my love for writing. I love watching horror movies and shows, reading horror books, collecting horror goodies, going to horror events and haunted houses… basically, I am the Spooky Queen.
So, the first issue of The Plot had a lot to live up to, for me.
And, well… The only downfall to reading this I can think of is suffering the wait to read the rest of this story.
The Plot is creepy, and beautiful, and even unsettling for me at times – and that takes a lot, anymore. Tim Daniel and Michael Moreci (who is quickly becoming a favorite of mine, because everything I’ve read so far he’s worked on is fantastic) have started crafting a dark tale that will definitely please the readers and scratch that late September itch for spooky goodness.
While there are definitely horrifying things in The Plot, this definitely has a lot of personal horror for the characters, and gives you a lingering, haunted feeling, like you get from excellent ghost stories.
The art is the perfect compliment for the writing. For a story like this, the art needs to be top notch. It’s hard to convey an eerie tale if the setting, characters, etc that we see aren’t a good fit. But Joshua Hixson absolutely nailed it with the art. The panels really draw you in, and it I found myself just admiring pages several times. And as mentioned in my review of Mall, Jim Campbell is on letters again, and I recognized that beautiful work right away.
This is another solid creative team that’s about to give us something amazing.
Fans of shows like The Haunting of Hill House, or comics like Locke & Key, will definitely adore this series. I can’t wait for the next issue, and I’ll definitely be grabbing issue one for my own collection September 25th when it releases.
Do you plan on picking up The Plot?