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Comic Review: Brothers Dracul #1

 

634937._SX360_QL80_TTD_Brothers Dracul #1 (Aftershock Comics)

I'm naturally interested in anything that has to do with the legend of Dracula, so Aftershock Comics' new series Brothers Dracul piqued my interest. While many comics about the infamous Son of the Dragon focus on his vampiric mythology, the Cullen Bunn and Mirko Colak series instead focuses on the actual historical figure Vlad Dracul, and his life as a young boy with his brother and father.

Radu Dracul returns home to visit his brother and finds a horrifying sight: hundreds upon hundreds of people impaled on large pikes. Shocked by what his brother has become, Radu thinks back to their childhood together and remembers a time when the two brothers were in battle against an enemy Sultan, but were captured with their father. After making a deal for their lives, their father is allowed to leave, but the two sons must stay behind with the enemy.

Cullen Bunn is no stranger to comics with a darker edge, but I wish he was able to keep this story more engaging than it is. Brothers Dracul starts off really strong, and I almost thought that the series would focus on Radu's attempts to help his brother return from the brink of madness. But once the flashbacks begin, the issue's plot starts to slow down a little. That may be because we don't know how this story from their past connects with the main story, but as it stands right now, it definitely slows the book's pace considerably.

On the art side of things, Mirko Colak brings a solid and really grisly style to Bunn's script. The opening splash page depicting Vlad's “work” is suitably gory and disgusting, and Colak does a great job of showcasing the horror on Radu's face, and the despair Vlad's subjects feel. The battle sequence is also drawn well, with Colak showing a natural flair for frenetic action sequences.

Comic Review: Crude #1

Crude #1 (Image Comics) index

I honestly didn't know what to expect from Crude when I first started reading it. Based on the title I assumed the Steve Orlando and Garry Brown Image series was going to involve something with oil, but I wasn't expecting a family drama about a Russian man who's son is mysteriously killed after going to work on an oil refinery. Going in completely cold was the best way to check out this series, and the mystery is pretty solid and engaging.

Years ago, Piotr's son Kiril left to work on the Blackstone oil refinery. Fed up with being persecuted in his home country, Kiril left behind his family and friends to make money on the refinery, only to end up dead. When Piotr picks up his son's body, he decides to travel out to Blackstone to try to piece together Kiril's life on the refinery and what could have led to his death.

Steve Orlando's script takes some time to get that mystery going, but that's honestly not a deal breaker here. Much of the issue is spent giving us the background information on Piotr and Kiril so that we completely understand not only Kiril's motivations, but the sadness Piotr feels when Kiril's dead body is brought back to him. We're just as engaged as Piotr is in his son's death, and want to find out what happened to him.

Garry Brown's art is perfectly suited for this kind of comic. Since his style is more in line with a dramatic comic like this, it makes sense for him to deliver some of his best work with this issue. While his rough style is still apparent in some panels, it actually adds to the mood of the issue, as his close ups and use of shadow help to present the mysteries of Kiril and Piotr's lives.

Crude is a series that probably won't make a ton of waves on the comic stands, but it really should. A family drama/mystery comic is not something you see on the shelves every day, and it's actually a really engaging and refreshing read. If you're looking for something different to try out in your comic reading diet, this is the book to check out.

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Movie Review: A Quiet Place (2018)

Starring: John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds

Directed By: John Krasinski

The past few years have seen some of the strongest genre pictures in recent memory make instant and long lasting impacts on pop culture. Films like It, The Witch, Get Out, and It Follows have all become new instant classics, and folks, you can safely add A Quiet Place to that list. The John Krasinski directed film, in which he stars alongside his wife Emily Blunt, is one of the most original and tense horror films I've ever seen, and, despite the “don't make a sound” gimmick, deserves to be seen in a theater with the speakers at full blast.

Set a few years after a devastating apocalyptic event, A Quiet Place finds John Krasinski and Emily Blunt's family trying to survive in a world where the slightest sound can mean the end of your life. Strange reptilian/praying mantis creatures stalk the forest with incredible sense of hearing to offset their complete blindness. The slightest sound that's out of the ordinary means instant death. It's a brutal and exhausting existence, as the family's children need to use felt and cloth pieces to play simple games like Monopoly, and can only communicate through sign language, a skill already achieved through the fact that the oldest child of the family is deaf. But while there's danger at every cough and pin drop, the mother of the family is pregnant, and the clock is ticking down until her due date...

The key things that make A Quiet Place work so well are the performances and the sound design. I'll get to the technical stuff shortly, but let me say that this movie would not work as well as it does if it starred other actors. Every one of them, from Krasinski to Blunt to especially Millicent Simmonds as their eldest child, bring their A game to this film, and it really pushes the family dynamic to the forefront of the movie. There's an underlying tension between Krasinki's father and Simmonds' daughter from a tragedy early on in the film, and that tension is the driving emotional force of the film. Despite the fact that neither actor can raise their voice to yell at one another, there's still emotional heft to their scenes from the quick and forceful use of sign language. That relationship, and Krasinski and Simmond's performances, give A Quiet Place an emotional heft that I honestly wasn't expecting.

Of course, much as been made about the intensity of A Quiet Place, and I can easily state that it is just as intense as you've heard. Every sound, no matter how small, immediately puts you on edge. The smallest drop of water or moving of items gives you a jolt that stays with you the entire 90 minute runtime, and it's a true testament to Krasinki's skill as a director and his sound team that they were able to pull off this movie. The “no sound” gimmick could've gone horribly wrong, but it's used so well here that I wouldn't be surprised if this movie got some technical love at the Oscars next year.

A Quiet Place is an assured and excellent horror movie, and in all honesty, it's going to go down as a new horror classic. It's a movie designed to be seen in a theater with a full (and silent) audience, building off of your anticipation and dread. Go in cold and be prepared for a terrifying experience.

Verdict: A

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