Brian Buccellato, Jennifer Young and Matías Bergara have been pumping out an amazing, atmospheric cannibal tale that’s going to win over one new fan with every instance that sees a curious comic reader open the book and scan a few pages. It really is that good. The aesthetics create a very western impression, and that two – along with the work from Bergara in general – distances itself from other similarly themed books. In short, the book is amazing. And very soon you’ll have the chance to pick up a new trade paperback that collects the first four issues.
It’s another major win for Image Comics and fans in general, of pretty much all ages (not that parents are monitoring comic book content much these days, what with the internet around and all). If you’re a hardcore horror freak like most of us here, you’ve got a brand new book to keep your eyes on. While I’d suggest tracking down each issue individually, there’s a beauty and finality in said format, and that too holds some value, especially those of us with little time to rummaging through stacks of comics hunting for Cannibal issue two.
Enough of my gushing over this amazing book that totally and completely deserves to be gushed over… as do Buccellato, Young and Bergara, who do a bang up job of delivering something with a heart all its own.
New York Times bestselling writer Brian Buccellato (SONS OF THE DEVIL, The Flash, Injustice), cowriter Jennifer Young, and artist Matías Bergara (Sons of Anarchy) will release the first trade paperback collection of their ongoing Southern Gothic series CANNIBAL this March from Image Comics.
CANNIBAL VOLUME 1 (ISBN: 978-1-5343-0054-5) hits comic book stores on Wednesday, March 8th and bookstores on Tuesday, March 14th. It can be ordered by retailers with Diamond code JAN170782, and it is available for preorder via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indiebound, and Indigo.
Synopsis: A Category 5 hurricane sweeps through the Southeast, uprooting ancient mosquitoes carrying a virus that causes the infected to crave human flesh. One year later, with no cure in sight, the region has become split over what to do with the victims. For the Hansen family, the answer is simple: kill them. However, all of that changes when the virus infects people they love. CANNIBAL is about a small Everglades town that is just trying to hold on to their everyday lives at the dawn of a cannibal pandemic. Told through the eyes of the Hansen family, it’s an anti-apocalypse story about a community that is too damn stubborn to give in.