The tale of the boogyman is a tale also old as time. A tale of a mythic creature used by adults to frighten children into good behavior. What if the boogyman was real and not just one man.
Written by Mathieu Salvia with art by Djet, The Boogyman #1 hit local comic book shops on Wednesday, September 7 from ABLAZE Publishing.
Monsters don’t only exist in children’s minds…
Passionate about reading, Elliott has always had a preference for the stories of boogeymen, those monstrous creatures which, at night, hide in the shadows or under the bed to frighten little children. He can’t imagine how much they will change his life… Witnessing the bloody murder of his parents, he will discover that, in reality, boogeymen do indeed exist, and very precise codes govern their existence. When one of the most powerful boogeymen, “Father-Death,” decides to protect him, Elliott finds himself plunged into a terrible conflict at the heart of a universe as terrifying as it is fascinating. On a dark, stormy night, Elliott’s destiny will be fulfilled…
The Boogyman‘s first issue has amazing art and a great base for a story that is both unique and intriguing. A war between factions of boogymen that sees Elliott in the crosshairs, but has unlikely help. Pacing, and story are well thought out. Giving you the ability to get some answers in the first issue without too much and allowing you to get excited for the following issues.
Djet does an amazing job creating angles like a film or television show and giving you a glimpse on how small Elliott is compared to the monsters now well involved in his life.
Taking the chance on this book was well worth it, as I normally don’t tend to purchase comics from ABLAZE. Nothing against the publisher, just not many comics that have caught my eye. The Boogyman #1 caught my eye and the pairing of Salvia and Djet couldn’t have been better.
The Boogyman #2 hits your LCS on October 26, 2022.