Jeepers Creepers #1

8

Great

Where DID he get those peepers?

Ignoring the terrible sequel/prequel/sidequel Jeepers Creepers 3, the movies have been quite good, a creepy unstoppable killing machine hunting people on an empty open road is a great idea for a horror franchise.

What makes it good is the mystery behind who or what the Creeper is, the trouble begins when you try to give a back story or a reason for why he does what he does. Whatever explanation the writers come up with will never live up to fan expectations.

In this book they appear to be exploring the myth behind the Creeper and give meaning to his existence and maybe making him an ancient Dragon God.

When Devon James, a grad student travelling to Mexico to complete his thesis on North American Mythology enters an Aztec temple in search of answers on the myth of the Dragon God he gets more than he planned for when he is given an artefact by an old woman that puts him in the line of fire from the Creeper.

This is a very slow issue that doesn’t really build to much by the final page, however i can see where they’re going with the story and now that the slow burn is out of the way the next issue should be a little more horror based and more gory (hopefully).

When it comes to the art, both the cover and the inside pages are done really well, the cover comes with two variants, one is a photo of the Creeper from the movies but the other is the amazingly disturbing shot of Darry (Justin Long) from the end of the first movie. Inside the books the art is done quite well, not overly cartoony yet at the same time not too dark or serious.

Overall this issue wasn’t great but this might be a lot better as a trade.

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8

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I've been collecting comics since I was 13. A comic shop near where I lived was closing down and selling all their back issues for 25p. My cousin and I had a look around. I had £5 and spent it all on Wonder Woman comics. For the next decade I picked up a few more here and there but nothing serious until I spent the day in the centre of London and saw half a dozen comic book stores. It didn't take long after that to complete the whole 226 issue run. While collecting Wonder Woman comics, several more titles peeked my interest including Supergirl and Young Justice by Peter David which to this day have been my all time favourite comic runs. Now I'm almost 8,000 comics deep into my obsession and have been lucky enough to review comics for the past couple of years and now have my own site to share my passion.

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