Abattoir #3 of 6
Writer: Darren Lynn Bousman
Art: Bing Cansino, Rodell Noora & Dennis Calero
Here’s a news flash, the real estate market is in the toilet at the moment. We all know this but in Abattoir from Radical Comics, it gets far worse. Imagine if you will, you’re in that field and you have to sell a home where a shocking murder suicide occurred. You really don’t want to do it, you refuse but someone else sells the house and the new tenants have the same thing happen. Then it gets better when you somehow get blamed for the murders. That’s when you know you’re having a bad day! But that’s what happens in this third book of a six series run.
For me, this registered with me. Now, I will admit, I’m not a gore fest fan. But this book plays with your mind more than showing graphic blood and guts all over the place. I liked that and one of the people who worked on this book was the director of the SAW movies. He knew what he was doing and how to work the feeling in the book. The overall look of the book puts you in a dark place where you’re not sure what’s going to happen next and at times, you wonder if you really want to turn the page or will it be too scary.
I really enjoyed this book and will be looking forward to the next three. Granted I might the snot scared out of me but it will be worth it. Each voice resonates with you. As you read you can hear the worry, fear, or determination in their voices. As I read, the art was easy to follow and I could easily see this in a small town, which makes it more frightening. In my humble opinion, get this series and don’t read it alone.