Comic Review: Coffin Bound #4 (Image Comics)

Izzy Tyburn is retracing her life, accompanied by a skull in a birdcage. And Izzy is being pursued by a demon. We’re at issue 4 of Coffin Bound from Image. […]

Izzy Tyburn is retracing her life, accompanied by a skull in a birdcage. And Izzy is being pursued by a demon. We’re at issue 4 of Coffin Bound from Image.

How could I describe this saga in a paragraph, let alone a sentence? You’d simply shake your head and stride away. Poetic, obscene in the sense of unfiltered horror, visionary in its scope, it’s insanity and humanity. This mini-series is impressive.

It’s written by Dan Watters and drawn by Dani. Colouring is by Brad Simpson, and graphic design is by Emma Price. The sheer inventiveness of the Coffin Bound comic makes me wonder how it is accomplished; is it written, designed and then drawn? Or does it draw its tremendous strength from another process and workflow?

No matter, the experience of reading this mind-melting dip into the pool of crazy is unforgettable. Poetically composed text, open pores, and concealed emotion, skin-peelingly vivid illustration, intuitive colour that stains and remains.

This book is stellar.

Image, Coffin Bound #4, $4.99 for 42 pages of content. Mature horror

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!!