Friday, October 30, 2015

Halloween Man #11 - A Review

When Solar City is in trouble, there's one hero who stands ready to defend it against any menace, no matter how weird - Halloween Man! A vampire victim turned monster by a semi-well-meaning necromancer, Solomon Hitch is half-man, half-monster and all hero. Aided by his super-scientist girlfriend, Dr. Lucy Chaplin, an occult bookstore owner and the son of a god with all the powers of a man-sized goat, Solomon fights a never-ending battle against the kinds of insanity no respectable superhero would touch with a ten foot pole. Someone has to.

Halloween Man has existed in one form or another for over 15 years.  This volume collects several classic Halloween Man tales along with some solo adventures starring Dr. Lucy Chaplin. But there's also four new stories, making this a must read for long-time fans of the series.

The artwork varies from story to story. Some of it sports a more horror-based aesthetic while other stories are delightfully light-hearted and cartoonish. Oddly, both extremes suit the scripts of Drew Edwards, which pay homage to both vintage horror and classic comics.

For fans of quirky heroes and weird tales, Halloween Man #11 would be a bargain at any price. But for the rest of Halloween Weekend 2015, it's available for a mere $1.99 on Comixology. That's 146 pages of shovel-smacking action!  Treat yourself and pick this book up.

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