A Legacy of Violence #1 brings brutality and trauma to a great horror story in its debut issue published by Mad Cave Studios.
Written by Cullen Bunn (Harrow County, Shock Shop) and illustrated by Andrea Mutti (One Eye Open, Marvel Zombies Return), A Legacy of Violence hit shelves at your local comic book shop on Wednesday, October 12.
A Legacy of Violence follows Dr. Nick Shaw; an honest doctor just trying to help people. But one day, when a patient gets out of control, Nick suddenly begins recalling past memories he had kept hidden away. That’s when he decides to join Doctors Without Borders and heads straight for Central America. But his past still comes calling. With a serial killer on the loose in the small town of Disante, Honduras, Nick’s flashbacks begin to intensify-and become clearer. Was Nick meant to go to Honduras? Is this all part of the killer’s plan? Find out what Nick has been repressing all these years and why.
Mad Cave Studios is coming on strong as of late and Legacy of Violence is no different. I haven’t experienced many Mad Cave books over years and I definitely have been missing out. A Legacy of Violence may have slipped past me if it weren’t for our friend Joseph Schmalke‘s San Diego Comic Con 2022 exclusive variant of the first issue. Schmalke promoting the issue on his Instagram turned me onto the series. Thank you Joe.
A Legacy of Violence #1 brings an amazing start to what is going to be a great story with just the right amount of gore and violence. The grey tones the 1966 timeline mixed with the watercolor style coloring for present day appropriately differs between flashbacks and the current story.
Bunn is known for a slow-burn start, but this horror series gives you just enough without dragging on. Looking forward to the second issue of A Legacy of Violence on November 16 at your LCS.