Thursday, October 30, 2008

Pigeons From Hell # 1 of 4

Writer: Joe R. Lansdale
Artist: Nathan Fox
Colorist: Dave Stewart
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Published: April 2008

Following on the tail feathers of yesterday's post, I thought the comic adaptation of Robert E. Howard's short story, Pigeons From Hell, would be a perfect fit for the day before HALLOWEEN!!!!

The Blassenville sisters, with some friends, are on their way to see an old family house they inherited. Upon entering the house the group find a mass mound of dead pigeons. The group then leaves the house in a hurry, but things don't go quite their way...the pigeon shit is about to hit the fan, as it were.

This is a great series, and not just because of the fantastic story by Howard, or the awesome adaption skills of Lansdale, but because of Nathan Fox's involvement. Now here is a guy that delivers when it comes to images of eeriness and gore. His style reminds me of Paul Pope, but with more lines. Fox's use of color is outstanding as well. This is an artist definitely to watch.


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