Review: Scarenthood #1

A new series from IDW Publishing. Scarenthood #1 is part of a four-issue mini-series and is out now.

TO-DO LIST: Drop kids at preschool/ Grab coffee with other parents/ Go ghost-hunting in woods/ Fight demonic entity/ Collect kids/ Naptime.

With their kids away on a field trip, a group of parents disturbs an ancient evil buried beneath the old Church Hall, unearthing a decades-old mystery about a missing child, and inviting something… hungry into their lives. Suddenly, their mornings go from playdates and peanut allergies, to a battle for the souls of one broken family⁠—and one child in particular.

What scares you the most: fighting demons, or letting your kids down? Nick Roche (Transformers: The Wreckers Saga, Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows) and Chris O’Halloran (Immortal Hulk, Ice Cream Man) have the answers.

Nick Roche (Author, Artist, Cover Artist)

As the nights get dark, there is always some horror. This comic has a lot of that. I’m not always drawn to the horror genre, but I thought I would check this one out.
This certainly has some excellent parts to it. Parents, working from I home (I can relate) and something creepy going on.

The build up to the creepy is really well done, I like the way there are those who are just going on for the ride, the sceptics and the believers. We find out why they believe later on.

The ride up there is well done, with a lot of kiddie humour that parents would appreciate – I especially like the teachers reactions as the kids leave.

As we get to the dark places in this story, I’m reminded of some of the more creepy episodes of Doctor Who I used to watch as a kid – or ones like ‘Blink’

This was an excellent kickoff to the mini series, with some fun art, which moved towards the creepy when needed.

I’m going to be reading the next one!

You can get Scarenthood #1 from IDW Publishing digitally on Amazon/ComiXology.

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