Writer: Donny Cates
Artist: Geoff Shaw, Colorist: Jason Wordie
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: January 11, 2017

The Wrath of God Lies Sleeping:

Welcome to God Country, but I am getting ahead of myself here because this story is like every story you hear from a relative at a family get together. You know the ones I’m talking about, the ones where you have heard it probably a hundred times and it keeps getting longer and you’re not sure how true the story actually is. Well you see:

A Long Time Ago in Texas, There Was This Storm…

The story begins with Roy rushing back to his father’s house, who suffers from Alzheimer, to the Sheriff telling Roy that he got out and he fought. It took the Sheriff and two grown men to get him back home after he broke one deputies jaw and another had to draw on him. The Sheriff is trying to get Roy to put his father into a home when he starts screaming. That is the exact moment when Deena, Roy’s daughter, comes running into the house wanting to see her grandpa right when he screams: “I’LL KILL YOU, KILL ALL OF YOU” Jane, Roy’s wife, and his daughter get in the truck to leave, after trying to convince them to stay and Jane tries to convince him to leave: Roy stays with his is father.

The Storm Hits

Later that night the storm goes into full swing, rain falling hard, dogs going crazy and running from the storm. When the tornado touches down and swings into Roy’s fathers house, tearing it to pieces. Yet this storm wasn’t just a storm, it brought something with it; something evil. Demons fall from the sky and begin to attack when BOOM Emmett, Roy’s father, falls from the sky holding a giant glowing sword and destroys the demons. While holding the sword, Valofax, Emmett’s Alzheimer is gone. While they have defeated the current threat much more is yet to come…

The Confessional

I didn’t know what to expect when coming into this comic, but I can tell you I wasn’t expecting this. This art is the kind of art that grows on you, because it started off as a pain point in the book when I started but by the end I was liking it. My favorite part about first issues of a comic is the end, was the story strong enough to pull you in, was the ending enough to leave you wanting more? With this story the answer all the way around is yes!

Holy: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆☆

Carl Hamlin | NCR