Challenge 2: Day 127: House Of Waxwork #1 (2017)

COMIC TITLE: House Of Waxwork #1 (2017)
Christian DiBari and Jonas Scharf– Artists
Gabe Soria and Kevin Bergeron– Writers
July 14, 2017
Waxwork Records & Comics

HOW_Front_Cover_WEBThrough out my life, I have always been a fan of Horror films and TV shows like Tales From The Crypt. The stories of death and the occult always fascinated me as a child and that also lead me to fall in love with horror magazines like Fangoria and comic books like Gore Shriek. Upon a visit to my favorite local record and comic book store, I discovered something in the Vinyl section that immediately peaked my interest. As I walked by, I noticed a comic book/vinyl combination entitled House Of Waxwork #1 and I had to pick it up. It features two stories in Occult Slumber Party that was written by Gabe Soria (Batman ’66) and illustrated by Christian DiBari (Magdalena). The second story is entitled Lighthouse Keeper and it was written by Kevin Bergeron and Jonas Scharf (Warlords Of Appalachia). In the first story, a family is trying to get away for the weekend when they decide to play a board game that gives them one hour to escape or they die. The second story is about a man who just got out of jail who takes a job as a lighthouse keeper even though he has been warned of how crazy it can get.

dcdl30_v0aamdxlFirst of all, I have to say that I absolutely loved this comic book because it features everything that is great about horror and 80’s horror. The first thing is that you get an introduction from the Die-rector who sets up the book like the Crypt keeper would the show. Then as soon as you turn the page, you see that each story comes with a cool horror poster like it was an actual film. Each story as features some real solid writing out of each author as each story kept me hooked, but my favorite story may be the Lighthouse Keeper. I say that because there is more to the story than just a guy who watches a lighthouse that could be haunted. It has such a huge twist that I did not see coming and I loved it and this is from one of the founders of Waxwork that wrote it. The artwork is great as it captures the feel and the intent of the comic book from each artist. One thing I will also say is that I loved the music that was provided to us as it sort of plays like a soundtrack to the stories that you are reading. If you are a horror fan, do yourself a favor and check this out and anything else that waxwork puts out. Check out my grades below:


Story/Plot: A+

Artwork: A+

Character Representation: A+

Entertainment Value: A+



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