Review: White Knuckle From Markosia

Forty years ago, Seth Rigal was a man to be feared – a serial strangler with a string of victims. Now nearly seventy and tormented by a lifetime of monstrous violence, Rigal lives on the verge of poverty and quietly waits for the death he knows he deserves. Tortured and confused, still tormented by the drives that made him a killer in his youth, Rigal finds himself almost unconsciously stalking the daughter of his final victim – only to have his precious anonymity snatched from him when he accidentally saves her son’s life. Seth Rigal, formerly known as the Gripper, just became a local celebrity. The bodies won’t stay buried any longer. White Knuckle is a complex and intense psychological thriller, distorting the ever-popular “retired gunslinger” motif into a rain-slick urban fantasy of murderous men and the needs that drive them.

 

This is another dark thriller from  Markosia.

Written by Cy Dethan  this story leads us around this town with a secret. With some excellent character building moments and some cliffhangers between chapters. Characters are moved in and out of the situations and some reactions are expected – although this is in hindsight. The pacing is well written with few slow moments and it takes you to  some dark  places.

 

The art by Valia Kapadai also takes you to these dark  places. There are some brilliant transitions between day and night and light and dark here (not necessarily the same things!)

There’s a splash of the supernatural here and the flashback too! The style is well done with  some nice loose art which fits in brilliantly with the tone of the book.

 

There needs to be a special mention for Nic Wilkinson’s lettering. Lettering for this style needs to be strong enough for the art, but not overwhelming –  and this is what has been achieved!

The combination between the story, art and lettering goes a long way into how well put together this book is. There’s a touch of crime, physiological and supernatural here. When you enter “The Grippers” mind you feel his torment and this is a combination of all three aspects of the creative process.

This is a dark thriller, which goes into the darker parts of the mind. There’s an ending here, perhaps not the ending you expect or even may want, but it fits and you want to read it again! – you need to read it first!

White Knuckle will be available in May on Grapahicly, Comixology and Comics+


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