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Nothing is what it seems to be as the mysteries of Shuddertown slowly unravel, exposing a truth too terrible to face, but too powerful to run from. And for Homicide Detective Isaac Hernandez, uncovering the facts behind the ghost killings might only mark a tortured beginning.

Writer: Nick Spencer
Art & Cover: Adam Geen

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  1. For me, the best thing this series has going for it is the mystery and intrigue.  The worst thing is that from a straight story-telling stand-point, there have been parts that were really frustrating to figure out what was going on.  To be fair though, the sense of confusion was usually resolved within a few pages or a  few quick glances back and forth.  The art, specifically the line work, is about as obviously photo-referenced as you can get and sometimes takes me out of the story and literally makes me think I should be watching a movie or T.V. show.  On the other hand, the color is really, really good.  There is so much depth and texture to the coloring that it really keeps my eye glued to the page well after I have read the dialog and have gotten a sense for what was happening from a narrative perspective.

    I didn’t really mean for this comment to be an in depth review, but I probably won’t be reading this issue within this week so I just wanted to touch on these general points about the series as a whole while I was thinking about them.  Oh well…maybe I’ll re-post this as a review anyway?

  2. Great recap, jwaesch. After three issues of utter confusion and incoherence (for me anyway), I’m dropping Shuddertown. The photo-reference artwork totally pulled me out, especially in issue #3. Once I saw Tony Soprano…I was done. I loved Spencer’s work on Forgetless, which is why I’m surprised I didn’t like this series. At all. 

  3. Yeah…after this wraps up, I plan on going back and checking out Forgetless and Existence 2.0/3.0.  I wish I hadn’t passed up those series in the first place.

  4. You boys will be liking Morning Glories then, when it comes out.  This issue better blow me out of the water or i’m out too after this.  Shape up, Nick!

  5. @brianzwolinski – Was Forgetless really good?  I just pre-ordered the trade but am thinking of pulling it off after being completely disappointed in Shuddertown.

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