Comic Review: It Eats What Feeds It (Scout Comics)

From Scout Comics, It Eats What Feeds It, a new three-issue miniseries, starts off calmly enough. Kenny, a happy-go-lucky mixed-up teen, head in the clouds, is applying for a summer […]

From Scout Comics, It Eats What Feeds It, a new three-issue miniseries, starts off calmly enough. Kenny, a happy-go-lucky mixed-up teen, head in the clouds, is applying for a summer job kind of thing.

You know, head into Louisiana swamp country, find a run down looking, moss-covered place, and just knock on the door. It says so right here in the display ad in the Besstoon County News! Oh, well, when an attractive young woman wearing a short skirt happens to answer the door, Kenny is a loss for words. But has plenty of ideas. Free-rent, free meals, high pay, easy work, and a provocative boss… what’s there for Kenny to refuse?

Written by Max Hoven & Aaron Crow (Fall Peak) and Illustrated by Gabriel Iumazark (The Last Broadcast), this miniseries is anything BUT calm. Kenny gets into plenty of deep dark voodoo doodoo.

The writing is witty and tongue-in-cheek. The characters are exaggerated and restrained, all at the same time. Like traditional animation, but dimmer, slimmer and creepier. The horror? Well-drawn by Iumazark, with nicely drawn out and accented dialogue by Hoven and Crow. There is atmosphere aplenty here too, all swampy and mossy and foggy. The creaking is from the rusty bedsprings, the nighttime creatures, or the bones of the undead. No matter. This one has shivers of fear and shakes and quakes of cliches gone all green and slimy. Summer romance with a touch of blood and guts, step up, hey, everyone is a winner!

In Shops: Jul 08, 2020
Scout Comics, It Eats What Feeds It, #1 (of 3), $3.99 for 32-page comic. Teen +

Alan Spinney

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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!!