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Review: Nightfall Double Feature #1
Out now from Vault Comics
As we enter the horror season, Vault Comics has a new series out, and the initial issue is available. This is Nightfall Double Feature #1.
Grab your popcorn and clamber into your sleeping bag for two tales of terror from the creative teams of The Autumnal, The Plot, and Resonant!
After human bones begin growing inside inanimate objects all across the globe, a renegade scientist and brilliant theologian delve into the cemeteries where the bones originated, discovering an otherworldly force tired of being buried in darkness.
A family's cross country roadtrip goes off the map and into the unforgiving wilds of Joshua Tree National Park, when mom and wife-to-be Helene succumbs to a malevolent force tucked inside an abandoned camping trailer."
FEATURE ONE: THE CEMETARIANS
Writer: Daniel Kraus, Artist: Maan House, Colorist: Kurt Michael Russell & Letterer: Andworld
FEATURE TWO: DENIZEN
Writers: Tim Daniel & David Andry, Artist: Chris Shehan, Colorist: Jason Wordie & Letterer: Jim Campbell
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These aren’t your typical horror stories. These draw you in, connect you with the characters, and build suspense.
In The Cemeterians, there is something strange going on. With bones being found in the most unlikely places. It’s pretty scary the way it is done - from the initial introduction to our two different investigators. These investigators are very different; they look at death and religion in two different ways, and I enjoyed the back-and-forth between them.
As the investigation progresses, we delve deeper into some information about these appearances. I like the way it gathers pace, and the finish (of this issue) leaves us hanging on for more.
Denizen is more of a mystery. There is something dark in the camp, with attempts to remove it. It’s very foreboding, and the darkness within is very creepy. Adding into that an innocent family, we have something very dark and ethereal.
In both titles, there is a very unique voice, with some excellent art and storytelling. These aren’t done-and-one stories, and more to come from these dark double features. They hook you in and connect you with the characters and the mysteries.