Behemoth Comics 2020
Created & Written by Gabriel Arrais
Illustrated by Abel
Translation by Caiman Bros.
Continuing the series from Harley Quinn artist Abel! "It is cursed to disturb my remains." After Douglas ignores this warning at the grave of a famous poet and desecrates his bones, something goes terribly wrong. The poet starts to take control of Necromorfus' body and Douglas must enlist the help of another disembodied poet.
Folks if you haven’t heard of this one yet, you haven’t been reading my reviews, then it is high time you fixed that right now! The concept is phenomenal, a boy who stops aging at 16 and can take the form of any person who is deceased by touching their bones. I mean c’mon now this is as original as it gets, well unless you are one of the gods playing poker that is. That’s really in here b the way and how it ties into the whole story is pretty bloody brilliant if you ask me. Actually I am super impressed with the entirety of this book and how we see things transpire there really are multiple places within this that are complete wow moments.
I am loving the way that this is being told. To see the story & plot development through how the sequence of events unfold as well as how the reader learns information are presented and how they constantly move everything forward is extremely well done. The character development continues to surprise and impress me as with each new encounter we see the characters grow and evolve from whom we thought they were. The circumstances and situations they encounter as well as how they act and react to them really are fascinating. The pacing here is superb and as it takes us through the pages revealing the twists and turns along the way it does wonders to create this mysterious and enthralling adventure.
I really like the way that we see this being structured as well as how the layering within the story continues to take shape and lemme tell ya something it will blow your mind and rock your world. There is some heavy duty weirdness going on within these pages and the fact that we can pretty much believe it all is just crazy good.
The interiors here are stunning! The black and white genre with tones of gray is one of the hardest to do to this level of work. There isn’t any room to hide mistakes so it better be darn well perfect and as a matter of fact it really is that perfect. The linework is bloody brilliant and how we see the detail work is beyond stunning. I can’t remember the last time that I was this impressed with the level of quality i’ve seen in a book let alone in a black and white book. The way that we see backgrounds is amazing and how they provide us with depth perception, a sense of scale and the overall sense of size and scope to the book. The utilisation of the page layouts and how we see the angles and perspective in the panels show a stellar eye for storytelling.
This is one of the best new series to come out in ages. The way that this is written and they way it‘s being brought to life through both words and pictures is why we all love the genre. This is as messed up as it is fascinating and it’s not every day that something of this calibre comes along. When it does we should all be so lucky to be reading this.