Graphic Novel Review: Crawl to Me # 1 by Alan Robert
I received this book for free from the mentioned source in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book nor the content of my review.
Crawl to Me #1 Series: Crawl to Me #1
Published by: Idea & Design Works, LLC on 1/17/2012
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Graphic Novel, Horror
View on: Goodreads
About the Book:
Wire Hangers creator/hard-rock musician, Alan Robert, is back for blood with an all-new horror tale, Crawl to Me, which centers on Ryan as he struggles to protect his family from what appears to be an evil entity living within their basement's crawl space. It is only after a series of violent events occur that Ryan realizes he must set aside all he believes to be true in order to face his shocking and inevitable reality.
My Take on Crawl to Me:
Deeply disturbing but ultimately satisfying, Crawl to Me is phenomenal. Horror fans will love the intense emotional roller coaster of Alan Robert’s new series. Robert’s (best known for being the bassist and creative force behind the rock group, Life of Agony), will definitely hijack your mind and terrify you in ways you never thought existed. Be prepared, because the journey you are about to embark on in this 4 part mini-series will leave you questioning your own sanity.
Husband and wife Ryan and Jessica finally move into their first home together. Unfortunately for them, what should have been a happy time in their lives was overshadowed by the bizarre events that began to take place. Question is, are they real and if so what malevolent force is behind it? Unlike any comic I’ve read in a while, Crawl to Me pushes the envelope of madness. Its gritty art style works like magic to create a beautiful masterpiece giving me a new appreciation for the color red. Each panel is given just the right splash of color to inflict the feeling of something just isn’t right. Even the smallest word such as the bark of a dog sucks you into the drama of the story. The pacing along with Robert’s unique use of colors makes for one suspenseful story from the first page to the last.
Overall, Crawl to Me #1 presents an intense and impressive start to a new series. Issue one sets the tone, mood, and WOW factor for the next three issues which I hope keep the same momentum of fear and hair-raising narrative. I am really looking forward to reading the next three, although this time, I am pretty sure I will keep the lights on.
5 out of 5 Controllers
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Warning: Due to the graphic nature and theme of this comic, I cannot recommend to people under the age of 18.
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