Cemetery Kids Don’t Die #1 features an enthralling storyline written by Zac Thompson (Hunt for Skinwalker, The Dregs) and vivid illustrations by artist Daniel Irizarri (XINO, Judge Dredd). It’s a blend of sci-fi horror and RPG fantasy, that intertwines a gaming console that is used to enter a fantasy world with a dangerous antagonist, forcing four school friends called the Cemetery Kids into an adventure they will never forget.
Cemetery Kids Don’t Die #1 encompasses a unique and vivid story that captivates readers. Zac Thompson’s writing is exceptional, attention-grabbing, and thought-provoking. The tale takes place in the 21st century, but with its own spin: the Dreamwave; a gaming console that is played entirely while people are asleep. The story revolves around four teens who use the console to immerse themselves in a fantasy world full of obstacles and ferocious creatures. But things take a terrifying turn when one of them is sucked into the game and the others must follow to rescue him. Thompson cleverly connects themes of friendship, loyalty, and courage with uneasy and thrilling incidents that keep you turning the pages.
The artwork is just as inspiring as the writing. Daniel Irizarri’s illustrations and Brittany Peer‘s colors perfectly complement the story, heightening its suspense, and keeping readers engaged. The artist uses vivid illustrations to portray the game’s fantastic world and draws the characters’ expressions in such a way that readers can connect with their emotions and experiences.
The comic creates a harmony between two distinct worlds: a gaming console that connects people to a fantasy world and real-life situations that are exciting, dangerous, and uncertain. The comic introduces an unusual blend of ideas that make it stand out from the rest; you can feel the characters’ fear and excitement, experience their losses and victories as the comic takes you on an adventure that catches your breath with surprise and wonder.
Cemetery Kids Don’t Die stands out as a brilliant example of a comic book that combines story and art magnificently. Zac Thompson and Daniel Irizarri craft a world that is immersive, thrilling, and uniquely executed. Cemetery Kids Don’t Die creates an engaging, captivating, and terrifying narrative that can easily pull readers in and keep them hooked.
Cemetery Kids Don’t Die #1 hits local comic shops on February 7, 2024 from Oni Press.