Death Head Review

Death Head REview

This week is going to be a short one. I didn’t really read anything I want to talk about too much but have a few words to share on the new title from Dark Horse, Death Head #1 by Zack and Nick Keller with art by Joanna Estep.
This book starts out with a couple in the woods, continues to a catholic school, to a child being bullied and back again. The story bounces between the three stories at will; each story is ok but very clearly is a horror trope kind of setting. The story, I assume so far, will focus on a serial killer that the couple in the woods encounters and how he fits into stories in the surrounding community involving the school and the bullied child.
The story is a little generic so far. I am not surprised or finding anything that is making me tense. I feel like this should be a horror book but it has yet to really scare me.
The art is a little flat and is just missing something for me. The color palette is drab and dreary, I think to fit into the mood of the story. The art also misses the mark me.
The book gets 2/5. It was readable… but sadly forgettable.

Andrew Dearborn
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Andrew Dearborn is a part-time reviewer, long-time reader, and occasional video gamer. He grew up in a small Southern Manitoba town and, as many from his area tend to do, migrated to the "big city" of Winnipeg, where he works full time as a bookseller and event facilitator for McNally Robinson as well as a substitute teacher. He is actively pursuing a career in teaching, having received his Bachelor of Education in high school History and English from the University of Manitoba in 2013. While attending the University of Manitoba he was lucky enough to have one of his many short stories, "Socrates' Last Drink", published in The Manitoban. Andrew is also a bilateral cleft palate, a Mennonite, and a nerd, having started his comic book collection at the tender age of seven with a small stack of hand me down Spider Man and Jack Kirby-drawn Eternals issues. In his spare time he reads, writes and talks... incessantly.
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