Comic Review: Behold, Behemoth #1 (BOOM! Studios)

Greyson’s in Louisiana, at his brother’s funeral, disoriented. They were very close, you see. And then there are the people with crosses on their foreheads, and Greyson’s visions, the loss […]

Greyson’s in Louisiana, at his brother’s funeral, disoriented. They were very close, you see. And then there are the people with crosses on their foreheads, and Greyson’s visions, the loss of time, and the presence of evil. 

Writer Tate Brombal weaves a fascinating tale of loss, possession, and emotional connections in Behold, Behemoth #1 from BOOM! Studios. Brombal’s dialogue reads ‘real’, and his narrative flow is smooth and hypnotic.

The artwork by Nick Robles is dark, well-crafted, and dramatic. The drawings and the mesmerizing aspect of the script, the scene shifts, the puzzling anomalies all combine to make this a mystifying and wonderfully creepy adventure. Robles’ colouring allows us to transport ourselves in time and space, with scenes colour coded from panel to panel. The shapes are solid, the dynamic lighting and rendering of environments and the characters is really well done. 

There is a lot going on here, a many-layered thing it is. But having read the story a second time, I am even more impressed with issue one, and look forward to seeing where future chapters lead us!

BOOM! Studios: Behold, Behemoth #1, $4.99 for 35 pages of content.

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!!