Getting on board Dark Ride #1 is well worth it for horror, amusement park, and comic book fans both young and old.
Joshua Williamson (Batman, Nailbiter) and Andrei Bressan (Birthright) reunite for a thrilling plunge into murder, mayhem, and sinister family secrets in this all-new Skybound original series. Adriano Lucas added his colors with Patrick Brosseau letters. Dark Ride #1 hit local comic book shops on Wednesday, October 5.
Welcome to the scariest place on Earth!? Devil Land has been the world’s premiere horror-themed amusement park for over 50 years, home to the scariest ride ever created – The Devil’s Due.? But when lifelong fan Owen Seasons begins his first day on the job, he will discover the true horrors happening behind the scenes, the truth about the park’s reclusive creator Arthur Dante, and that the job of his dreams might just be a living nightmare.
An entire issue explaining the backstory for a comic series is usually too much, but the creative team on Dark Ride was able to accomplish this with the first 10 pages or so in beautiful black and white tones.
The background of wild rides, carnival style games, unhealthy food, and mascots expresses Williamson’s love for the most fun places on earth, amusement parks. Adding to his love for parks, Williamson was able to use some of the best horror tropes and expressed in his letter at the end of the issue he will continue this throughout the series.
Williamson continues to kill the horror genre comics, no pun intended, after co-creating one of the best horror comic book series of all-time in Nailbiter and now Dark Ride continues his success. His script along with the outstanding artwork and visual angles of Bressan give you an easy to read, smooth flowing first issue.
In Dark Ride‘s debut issue the creative team sets the stage perfectly for you to want to continue to read the series in upcoming issues. After Nailbiter’s premiere issue, all I wanted to do was continue reading and if this series is anything like that comic the team has been hooked for many future issues.
The first issue is an over sized book of nearly 50 pages, but with the outstanding team behind the book it definitely didn’t feel that way. You opened the book, get sucked in and before you know it the comic has concluded and ready for the next book.
Look for issue two of Dark Ride on November 9 at your LCS. You won’t want to miss out.