Comic Review: Blackwood #3 (Dark Horse)

I know it’s the month of July, but this school ain’t out for summer! Blackwood #3 from Dark Horse! Blackwood, the private school in the creepy little town. Where some […]

I know it’s the month of July, but this school ain’t out for summer! Blackwood #3 from Dark Horse!

Blackwood, the private school in the creepy little town. Where some misfit kids have stumbled onto a lot more than they had bargained for.

It seems the dead and the undead mix and mingles quite freely.

Evan Dorkin writes, and Veronica Fish draws from Andy Fish’s layouts. Andy also letters. Wow, small team.

The Blackwood curse has claimed its first victim. The flies circling the crime scene are not ordinary blowflies; they report back to the ‘Bug Mother’, who is locally bug-eyed, and just plain loco! The students, reeling from the murder, seek refuge. But it is never that simple to find safety in a horror comic; enter the two-headed talking monkey!

A fun, if confusing read. Who are these people again? Why can’t they just leave the school and go work in a coffee shop somewhere else? Oh, right, they can’t seem to escape the town! It’s wacky, full tilt teen adventure, with people going off madly in all directions. The colouring is bright and a bit random, but the art is good overall. And the next issue is the final in this miniseries; catch onto it while you can.

Dark Horse, Blackwood #3, $3.99 for 24 pages of content. Not rated, perhaps Teen

Alan Spinney

About Alan Spinney

After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!