Review: Buck #1

Buck is available from WOWIO and soon Graphic.Ly, it is also available in print. I got a chance to review #1

Written and lettered by Stephen Lindsay (Jesus Hates Zombies) and art by Danny Kelly, published by 215Ink.

This is something away from the comics norm, and its well worth having a read. If you get a kick out of B-Movie horror (I know I do) then this is for you.
A well paced #1 here, setting up all the major players in the story – ala ‘first act’ it leads excellently into #2 – making you want more, even though you know there are further cliffhangers to come. If you know B-Movie characters, there are a lot of character types you will recognise here, but that just adds to the fun of the read. It’s not supposed to be cerebral, but it is enjoyable.
Danny Kelly’s art adds to the b-movie feel, without making it too cheesy, there are some nice touches here, and I especially like the occasional splashes of colour which really add to the story and make emphasis in areas where needed. The blushing panel is a fine example of this!
The cover is something special and it would stand out in any LCS (BUCK is also available in print)
I am looking forward to #2!

BUCK is a comic in the grand tradition of the “giant monster terrorizes a small town” B-movie. It is a comic book along the same vein as a SyFy Original Film (only without the terrible acting).

BUCK is the tale of Sheriff Layne O’Donnell, the man in charge of keeping the peace in the small logging town of Pititchu, Washington. Normally, the worst thing Layne has to deal with is some mischievous teenagers, or an after-hours fight at the local saloon. But Layne and his deputy, Officer Mike Peterson, stumble upon a black bear in the woods that has been literally torn in half, the search is on to discover who, or what, could be responsible for it.

When several local teenagers go missing up in the woods, the race is on to find them before whatever killed the bear does. And to complicate matters further, Layne’s teenage daughter sneaks off in an effort to find the boys, one of which is her boyfriend, on her own.

Little do any of them know that an ancient guardian of the woods has been awakened – a massive Buck with murderous intentions. What follows is a wild ride through the forests of Washington where man thinks he’s in control, but nature has other plans. BUCK is written and lettered by Stephen Lindsay (“Jesus Hates Zombies”, “Massive Awesome”, “The Devil’s Trail”) and illustrated by industry newcomer Danny Kelly.


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