Comic Review: The October Faction: Supernatural Dreams #1 (IDW)

It’s not just a long title: IDW’s October Faction: Supernatural Dreams issue #1 is a quick, fun read! As we begin the comic, it appears that Fred Allan is retiring. […]

It’s not just a long title: IDW’s October Faction: Supernatural Dreams issue #1 is a quick, fun read!

As we begin the comic, it appears that Fred Allan is retiring. His family will need to step in and help solve supernatural mysteries without him. The discussion of this situation rambles along for the first 10 pages or so because everybody has something to say about it. And then things start getting good!

Writer Steve Niles and artist Damien Worm finally step on the gas at this point and kickstart the horror engine of this comic: an ouija board session goes wrong, and things get weird. Dead bodies around the house!! The Allan family is called in to help!

The visual tone of the book is appropriate; things are dark and spooky, people are dark, the background is dark, and the mood is dark. Dark all around!

And the dialogue is sparse, making October Faction: Supernatural Dreams a very quick read. But an enjoyable one, as long as the lights are left on and the Ouija board doesn’t move by itself!

IDW October Faction: Supernatural Dreams #1, $3.99 for 23 pages of content, not rated

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!!