Standing Ovation for Puppet Master Curtain Call #2
Puppet Master Curtain Call #2
Written By: Shawn Gabborin
Art By: Daniel J. Logan
Colors By: Yann Perrelet
Join Anthony as he learns about why he came to be as he battles Anapa and the evil puppets we’ve grown to love. The second issue in a story arc that has been 3 years in the making. It’s Puppet vs Puppet as Anthony pits his own wooden army against Anapa’s evil horde.
Oh man it feels great to jump back into the saddle for reviews! Let me say that with titles like this it’s easy to do. With characters I am well acquainted with and having done a review for the Hellraiser Omnibus (which you can also find through the simple search tool at the top of the page), I can say that horror comics are my favorite without hesitation. CLASSIC horror titles are just icing on the cake for me. The way this story is unfolding makes me sad to realize I haven’t been part of the comic franchise. Guess I need to find a different rock to crawl under.
The writing of Shawn Gabborin brings Puppet Master to the forefront of horror comics with character development that has even newcomers finding themselves rooting for the hero (or anti-hero) within the first few page turns. You can definitely tell that Shawn is an old school Puppet Master fan. The excitement for the characters shines bright as the way they are written in the story is true to the source material, yet layered with new levels of well-crafted actions (as anyone can tell you that the puppets are not vocal).
Now I know I was all raves about the writing of the book, but really there is little actual dialogue in issue #2. As an active member of the Indie Comic community I can say that writing is so much more than dialogue, but it is nothing without the artist to translate the unspoken parts of the story. Daniel Logan does this is spades as the action in this issue (let alone the series) is nothing less than remarkable. Well translated from script to final product every panel is a work of masterful proportion. From Blade and Pinhead to Anapa and Jester there is nothing more satisfying than seeing them duke it out through every page of this comic! Coupled with the colors from Yann Perrelet (with one minor exception which really is just me being nit-picky) the totality of issue #2 of Puppet Master Curtain Call is rich and fulfilling.
I really am a big fan of what is being done here as the series comes closer to its end. I can’t believe its taken me so long to pick up an issue, but then again I have been involved with some pretty sweet up-and-coming Indie creators recently. Puppet Master Curtain Call will have me anxious to get to the next issue release though, and I can say it will probably be a hard book to follow for the next review. A solid recommendation from me as a must have for any horror comic fan I suggest picking up both issue #1 and #2 as it is possibly one of the best titles I have read this year!
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