Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Little Nightmares #1

   Certainly one of the most unusual comics you'll see this month, Little Nightmares is part fairy tale adventure and part horror / mystery.

  The comic is based on the popular puzzle / horror / adventure / puzzle game.

  It follows the trials of a girl in a yellow raincoat who's trying to survive in a strange landscape of nightmarish creatures. She finds a group of girls huddled around a fire - but is she really safe? And what stories do they have to share?

   The real strength of this book is the incredible artwork of Aaron Alexovich, with color art by Thiago Riebeiro. It's lush, evocative and atmospheric, giving life to this strange, twisted world - and it amplifies the contrast with a small girl, covered in an iconic yellow raincoat - a ray of hope in a grisly world.

   There's not much dialogue here - the visuals carry much of the story - but they're powerful enough to make it well worth the trip.

   If you're looking for something out of the ordinary, something unique - this is the book for you!

Grade: A-


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