New Englanders will love Granite State Punk #1 from Scout comics, but it is really made for anyone who is a fan of witches, history and crazy shit.
Written by Travis Gibb (Coins of Judas, Holiday Spirits) with artwork from Patrick Buermeyer and lettering by Jérôme Gagnon, Granite State Punk #1 hits local comic shops on March 15 from Scout Comics.
Zeke has just gotten released from prison and is now living in the last place he ever wanted to be… his dead parents’ house. For years, he tried to drown every ounce of the memories of this place and his messed-up childhood. Zeke is now forced to confront it and the revelation that his past is filled with the occult, punk rock, dark magic, and its connection to New Hampshire’s most historic landmark, The Old Man of the Mountain.
Now, Capes and Tights is based in Maine, but we have spent a number of years in New Hampshire and have family who reside in the town of Rochester. We are well aware of the history of witches in New England and were sold on Granite State Punk before even cracking opening a copy. Plus, Gibb uses his plot to explain why certain things are the way they are in real life.
Although the debut issue starts with a slow burn, around halfway through the book it kicks in and pushes you trough to the end amazingly. Buermeyer’s punk-style artwork first the story so perfectly and is a grungy-style we don’t see a lot in comics these days that it’s completely refreshing.
Gibb and Buermeyer nailed this debut issue and we cannot wait to see where Gibb takes the story and how much more we can fall in love with this comic.
Be sure to let your LCS know you are interested in Granite State Punk #1 prior to the release on March 15. The debut issue features covers from Buermeyer, Brian Demarest, Eamon Hall, Buermeyer & Kyle Willis, Stefano Cardoselli, and Erick Cockrell.