Blood Feud #1 (Oni Press)

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CREDIT: Oni Press

Rating: 4/5 – A Small Town in the South with Big Scares!
By ComicSpectrum senior reviewer Shawn Hoklas.

I’ve enjoyed a lot of what Cullen Bunn has written lately. Sinestro, Green Lantern: The Lost Army and Hellbreak have all been enjoyable, and quite different from one another. Blood Feud is another new series that Bunn and artist Drew Moss bring us from Oni that explores a “feud” in the heart of the south that’s more than just some familial arguments. Bunn has infused a healthy shot of horror into this mix that includes a small town with big scares.

Artist Drew Moss does a nice job with the art. His characters all have their own unique look and the town of Spider Creek has a feel of being in the deep south. It’s quaint, slightly dirty but still charming, and has a nice balance of both a small town and rustic nature. Although some scenes like one dealing with the migration of hundreds of spiders loses some detail and separation, he adds a healthy amount of detail and textures to both characters and backgrounds. Overall the art works for this story and for the environment, and Moss was a great choice to pair with Bunn’s writing.

On the story side we don’t know too much yet, but there’s a lot of material introduced. The primary plot is the feud between the Whatleys and the Stubbs, but we don’t know the whys of the matter just yet. We meet what looks to be the three main characters who all have distinct personalities, and there’s a nice balance of time devoted to each of them to allow Bunn to flesh them out, and make each of them likable characters. As more issues are released, this book looks as though it will add a lot of depth and I’ll be back to read all about it.

Reviewed by: Shawn Hoklas
(shawn@comicspectrum.com
)
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