Comic Review: Cold Spots #1 (Image)

If you like stories with spirits of the dead, you’ll enjoy ‘chillin’ with Cold Spots, a new title from Image. Written by Cullen Bunn and illustrated by Mark Torres, it’s […]

If you like stories with spirits of the dead, you’ll enjoy ‘chillin’ with Cold Spots, a new title from Image.

Written by Cullen Bunn and illustrated by Mark Torres, it’s a five issue mini-series about Dan Kerr. About 10 years ago, Dan turned his back on his wife and unborn daughter. Now, both have gone missing. As sad as that is, there seem to be spirits around, making rooms frosty. It’s ‘see your breath’ cold, it’s something that gives you a shiver.

The story is cryptically (sorry) told by Bunn, as it’s often really not clear what is going on. But hang in there, it starts to warm up (sorry again).

I found the art by Torres to be a bit on the rough side, that is, unpolished.
Lots of effort, but some of the figures, and visual viewpoints took some getting used to. Sometimes there are panels awkwardly inserted perhaps for ‘feel’ that don’t contribute to the story. Colour palette is, well, you guessed it; cool colours.

That said, this title has potential to be enjoyable over its five issues.
Includes a five-page bonus preview of upcoming title “MCMLXXV #1”

Image Comics, Cold Spots #1, $3.99 for 25 pages of content, Rated Mature

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!!