COMIC TITLE: Ice Cream Man #1 (2018)
Martin Morazzo and Chris O’Halloran– Artists
W. Maxwell Prince– Writer
January 17, 2018
I am excited for a couple of reasons with the obvious first one being that today is Comic Book Day (the day all comics are released) and the other reason being that I am excited for today’s issue. After surfing Comiclist.com, I stumbled upon a comic book from Iamge Comics entitled Ice Cream Man and at first I didn’t know what to think, but I read the description anyways. The thing that got me excited for it was the fact that it looked like this was going to be a series much like Tales From The Crypt. So, I had to buy it and here it is issue #1. There is something mysterious happening in this small town that has the police officers baffled. For one Ms. Chester is claiming that her cats body was sucked right off the bones by a thingamacritter. The other case that is baffling them is that a couple has gone missing and their employers are concerned, but a mysterious Brazilian wandering spider and an ice cream man may have something to do with most of this. To find out for yourself and to read up on anything else Image Comics related, just click here.
This is definitely an interesting comic book to say the least, but I like how it’s structured. I am trying to figure out though how each issue is a one shot because it seems that they leaves this one open for another issue unless they move on to tell a different story. I like how in the comic there are boxes that are not dialogue, but it’s the narrator who is setting up the story for you. He is going to guide you in so that you understand what is happening and the significance of the subject matter. It definitely gives that Tales From The Crypt feel that I am desiring, but it’s not quite there. I am definitely going to be checking out more issues I need to see how it unfolds. I am actually a fan of the artwork in this comic because it has that Crypt look to it. It has that Creepshow feel to it (if you know what I am talking about) which in my book gives it bonus points for that. It’s a horror comic book that also bends into some other genres, bu what exactly is your favorite flavor? Check out my grades below:
Character Representation: A
Entertainment Value: A