Comic Review: Bone Parish #1 (BOOM! Studios)

A new comic of supernatural business life and death, it’s Bone Parish #1, from BOOM! Studios. The first issue is excellent! Cullen Bunn writes, and Jonas Scharf illustrates, with colours […]

A new comic of supernatural business life and death, it’s Bone Parish #1, from BOOM! Studios.

The first issue is excellent! Cullen Bunn writes, and Jonas Scharf illustrates, with colours by Alex Guimaraes. Cover is by Lee Garbett.

Briefly, Bone Parish is about a drug. It’s a powder, much like cocaine. But it’s manufactured in a horrifying way, and its effects go wayy beyond a few hours of euphoria. There’s more to making and selling drugs than the mortar and the pestle these days. There are competitors around. Some are your ‘frenemies’, and some are just plain dangerous.

It’s a volatile mix. Dante is selling on the street. Brae is breaking into crypts to supply raw materials to Brigitte. There are the undead to consider.

Ah, well written, a spiders’ web of intrigue mixed with the necessary ingredients of greed, ambition and the supernatural. The mood is moody, the art is splendid. Pick this one up!

BOOM Comics, Bone Parish #1, $3.99 for 24 pages of content, assume Mature readers

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!!