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REVIEW: ‘Cold Spots #1′ Gives a Different Kind of Chill

Cold Spots 01 2018
Cold Spots 01 2018
Cold Spots 01 2018


Story by: Cullen Bunn
Art by: Mark Torres
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Cold Spots #1 executes with a different visual style to a chilling scene

Posted August 22, 2018 by


Cold Spots 01 2018

In the opening of COLD SPOTS by writer Cullen Bunn and artist Mark Torres, we are first treated to a visually different style which brings us to a chilling scene. It’s this sequence that has me wanting more of this book. Torres, in particular, is a discovery, as he seems to be testing out some artistic approaches that we don’t often see, not even in creator-owned work. He utilizes lighting and shadow, and lines that seem just a little off-kilter, to create the tone. It actually reminds me a lot of the first few issues of Outcast, not necessarily in the artistic execution, but in the attempt to be visually different.

As for Bunn, whose various works I have been a fan of, I did expect a little bit more. It’s not to say that the story here in Cold Spots isn’t good. It’s just that the main storyline didn’t have enough of a hook as the cold open (sorry, pun intended). We follow our main character, who is quite obviously shady, as he accepts an assignment to find a young girl and her mother, who has run away from the girl’s shady grandfather. Then we have an attempt at a shocker ending.

Overall for Cold Spots #1, I think I need to see a few more issues before I decide to follow this book or not. There are some great pages that make the whole book pretty worthwhile to pick up and read. Just waiting for a little bit more before I can say I’m impressed.

Norby Ela

FlipGeeks Operations Editor, Managing Editor of Comics, Komiks, Manga, atbp.


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