Comic Review: Imaginary Fiends #1 (Vertigo)

I love Tim Seeley’s work and have been looking forward to this for a while now, and it didn’t disappoint. There are some nice little twists in this issue just […]

I love Tim Seeley’s work and have been looking forward to this for a while now, and it didn’t disappoint.

There are some nice little twists in this issue just as you think you know where the story is going it changes direction. First I thought it was going to be a coming of age tale about Cameron finding himself then possibly some loose killer that Cameron discovers but each time the story turned on its head, right up to the absolutely brilliant final page. This comic has quite a unique take on the imaginary friend a few movies and the like have covered the idea that they can be real beings but I can’t think of any that go the step further to become partners in an organization!

I’m not entirely sure if it made it better or worse than I read Polly Peachpit’s parts in the voice of the cartoon Bigfoots hormone monster but that’s just how it happened. Damn Polly is a pretty scary “friend” to have and I don’t envy Melba in the slightest having to cope with that all the time. I like how Agent Crockett manages to quantify imaginary friends and layout their strengths and weaknesses and turned them into assets instead of ignoring them. My only question is what exactly was Crockett doing with the duct tape as he interviewed Melba?

About Martin Cameron

A 34 year old manchild from Scotland, bravely fighting the on going war between a love of comics and space to keep them. Boxes are filling and thanks to the digital age we live in so is the harddrive! I love finding a new comic to obsess over and rediscovering old comics to immerse myself in from the very first issue. A healthy mix of the seven dwarves of geekdom all wrapped up in one kilted bundle of amusement