Review: Proctor Valley Road #2

Written by Alex Child and Grant Morrison
Illustrated by Naomi Franquiz
Color by Tamra Bonvillain
Lettered by Jim Campbell

“August, Rylee, Cora & Jennie are the prime suspects in the disappearance of the missing boys, but the authorities have no idea what monsters roam the Proctor Valley Road.

As the town – and even their families – closes in on the girls, August makes a choice to visit that haunted road one last time.

And even if she survives, an even greater threat may have its eyes on these four friends…”

If you missed my review for issue one, click here.

There’s something so unique about the concept and execution of this story that stands out from a lot of other supernatural horror comics: the horrors of reality. The themes of war, racism, etc – the darkness of this country and people in general – blended together with a real urban legend. Even though this story is purely fictional, it adds to the emotional impact for the readers, and I really enjoy it. These themes really hit home in this issue, and the horror elements really push to the forefront.

The art is perfect for this story. A comic of age feel that can quickly turn dark and gruesome, leaving a juxtaposition that jars you in the best possible way. The colors are absolutely gorgeous, as expected from my favorite colorist: Tamra Bonvillain. And the lettering is fantastic and has some creative touches I appreciate.

Grab issue two tomorrow!

-Angel

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