Jeepers Creepers Is Back #1 Review
Writer – Marc Andreyko
Art – Kewber Baal
Colors – Jorge Sutil
Publisher – Dynamite Comics
Dynamite comics brings the legend of Jeepers Creepers to comics.
Jeepers Creepers #1 is a fantastically written issue by Marc Andreyko. Marc has an amazing eye for pacing. The opening sequence is brilliantly paced along with the overall story. The main protagonist has a brilliant introduction and development throughout the issue. Marc allows the readers to really get into Devon’s mind and understand his personality.
Devon shares traits with previous Jeepers Creepers protagonists however Marc has included some new traits. This results in us connecting and identifying with Devon while curious as to where his new traits will take him. The dialogue in issue one adds a sense of realism and believability to the characters. Issue one is filled with history jargon however, Marc never alienates the read. Instead he breaks down and simplifies lingo that could deter readers.
Jeepers lore has been touched upon vaguely in the film however, Andreyko expands on that lore with great results. What Andreyko does with the lore will be something interesting. Marc Andreyko does an outstanding job not alienating those unfamiliar with the source material writing a story anyone can enjoy.
Kewber Baal is on art duties and it’s a perfect choice. The character likeness of the Creeper is fantastic evoking fear of an unsettled nature. Overall, the characters are brilliantly designed as Baal visually shows their personalities.
The emotion and tone of Marc’s writing is perfectly captured in Baal’s art. He knows how to express his characters. His work is amazing and the backgrounds are fantastic additions to the composition.
Colors are by Jorge Sutil who captures the unsettling vibes with his colors. Jorge’s filters amplify Kewber’s art and Marc’s writing. Their coloring during the history section of the issue is visually stunning. The colors on Kewber’s art popped during the KISS comic series however, here with Jorge on colors Baal’s art is stunning.
Jeepers Creepers #1 is a stunning issue that expands on the lore already created while not alienating new comers. Kewber and Jorge have an amazing partnership resulting is stunning pages. Marc shows potential and it’ll be fascinating to see where this tale goes.