Monday, 3 October 2011

Bad Angels (Slouching Towards Bethlehem) – Volume 1 by William Tooker

About the author William Tooker:
Will is Writer and co-creator with Kevin Gentilcore for Creephouse Comics and also the writer for Matt Campbell’s Mythica Comics series. He is living in Columbus, Ohio and diligently working on horror with every keystroke.

I’d strongly urge you to read the full product description for this download before buying. It outlines background information to the story and is relevant to what happens in this first instalment.

A young girl is preyed upon by those she trusted.  Yet into the night comes an unlikely saviour. A dark start for a premise that could have led the reader down a sci-fi avenue but which goes very much into the horror genre and plunges you quickly into some very shadowy places indeed. You need a torch for this one to illuminate the dark corners but do you really want to see what manner of creature lurks there?

The author wastes no time at all in getting to the action. Despite it being a serialisation Tooker gives us a lot to go on in this first part.  Two plot lines are well developed and we see them diverge into a dramatic end scene. He also starts to weave in some ideas about the past that have brought us to this point.  I enjoyed reading this first tale and am looking forward to reading the next part.

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