Crimson Horror Apocalypse (Muder Falcon #5 Review)

Writer/Artist/Letterer Daniel Warren Johnson

Colorist Mike Spicer

Letterer Rus Wooton

Last Issue

Brooticus suffered what most would call significant defeat. Having been brutalized by the large Veldar that was being controlled by Magnum Khaos, barely being saved by Nate and a cowbell he found in his storage. Proving to us once again we need more cowbell. Jake and the others decide to regroup. The rift is now open enough for the Veldar to start a full-scale invasion of our world. Best have a sound mind for the coming war.

This Issue

Jake has some inner battles to face before the great outer battle. He goes back to his wife, Anne for the first time since his bout with cancer. Considering what we know of Jake, her apprehension is appropriate.

Meanwhile, we see another band take on Magnum Khaos and the Veldar horde. A black metal band no less. Sporting all of the corpse paint, goats, and bramble beasts one could ask for. Though their efforts are valiant, the band is quickly overrun by the hordes of Veldar. The power of their heavy not large enough to stop the apocalypse.

Thoughts

Seeing other genres of metal come to form in this comic is a treat. Brooticus being what I would guess to be a general power metal band in their aesthetic. This new band definitely captures the utter essences of black metal. It’s a very neat shout out that I am definitely geeking over.

The artwork is taking a turn for the darker and I’m honestly here for it. Norwegian Death Metal (aka Black Metal) is very dark at its core. For those who don’t know its the subgenre of metal responsible for several church burnings and what is now known as black metal tourism in Norway. You can take tours to each site of these burned down churches. Black metal is every bit as intense and intentionally edgy and evil as you could imagine. So seeing that be faced with something that is even more sinister is a nice subversion of the esoteric trope we have there.

 

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Travis Tucker

Travis Tucker

Born in Florida, dragged to California because of Internet dating. Comics have always helped me have a healthy escape when I was younger. As I got older my friends used me as their comic encyclopedia for random trivia. Now, I show my daughter all the stories and characters that helped me through, and being able to share my views on that through reviews is one of my favorite privileges.
Summary
The story is developing like a very well thought out fantasy biopic comic about (insert band here) and I'm hyped to see this reach its climax. Not many issues left in this. Put this in your pull list ASAP.
Good
  • Great use of Motifs
  • Compelling
  • Leaves You Excited For More
  • Attention To Detail
  • Great Character Development
  • Ambitious Writing
Bad
  • I Can Only Be Impacted By This Once
9
Amazing
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Born in Florida, dragged to California because of Internet dating. Comics have always helped me have a healthy escape when I was younger. As I got older my friends used me as their comic encyclopedia for random trivia. Now, I show my daughter all the stories and characters that helped me through, and being able to share my views on that through reviews is one of my favorite privileges.

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