Story: Skottie Young
Art: Jorge Corona
Colours: Jean-Francois Beaulieu
Lettering: Nate Piekos of Blambot
3D Model of the house: David Stoll
Editors: Joel Enos & Kent Wagenschutz
Production Artist: Deanna Phelps
Ro is an artist who has rented a notoriously haunted house, and guess what? It’s actually haunted.
This first issue is only here to tell us who Ro is, how badly her current artistic block is and how she clearly didn’t believe in ghosts until page 16, which is entirely reasonable outside of being a comic book character in a haunted house comic.
I don’t want to delve too deep into the art as the review copy is quite low resolution, but the character designs look good, and the house, presumably a main character, has that classic ‘massive slightly creepy American house’ vibe you see in ’80s films.
So yes, Image have another haunted house comic, but it looks like it’s going to be a different beast to Home Sick Pilots. Ro could be an interesting character, a wine guzzling artist being hassled for her new exhibition by a gallery owning friend whilst suffering from a creative block. Maybe her new ghost friend will help?
The promo blurb references Neil Gaiman and Stephen King, which is brave, and states it’s going to get ‘dark and disturbing’, which I didn’t get so much from this first issue, but I guess we’ll find out how quickly things get weird in due course.