Thursday, September 16, 2021

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Eat the Dead

Eat the Dead

Genre: Horror

A monstrous wood creature stalks friends bound by fate in rural India. A horror tale that takes pains to characterize its protagonist, as well it should since the entire ordeal is a metaphor for her personal problems. Lush in description, flexing both art and words with equal power to create its emotional effect, Eat the Dead is an ambitious and largely successful work by writer/artist Siddarth Kotian. If there’s a catch, it’s that more elements are woven into the setup than get resolved on the backswing, but hey, Clive Barker got rich doing that too. At least these play strongly into the Indian mythology and folktales that form the backbone of the story. It could be scarier, but at least it’s not mindless.

Brendan McGinley is a long-time writer for ComicBase. His comic favorites include anything featuring Grim Jack, Punisher, Guy Gardner, Green Lantern, or written buy Evan Dorkin, Grant Morrison, Alan Moore, Deadpool… and the list goes on. But he insists he is of discriminating tastes.

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