The Chair OGN – Review

Posted on August 31, 2009


Issue: The Chair OGN
Creator/Writer/Grey Tones/Letters/Cover Colors:
Peter Simeti
Penciler/Cover Pencils:
Kevin Christensen
Editor: Erin Kohut
Publisher: Alterna Comics
Release Date:
Pages: 136
Price: $13.95

“A dark character study about the choices that brings us down a path of good or evil, THE CHAIR focuses on Richard Sullivan, an inmate that has spent the past 10 years awaiting execution. Standing by his innocence, Sullivan witnesses the torture and murder of each inmate; brutal killings by the sadistic guards in the prison. Can he find a way to escape his fate or will the insane events in the prison finally consume him?”

Oh what an awesome read. It was one of those stories that has you thinking on thing only to switch it all around midway through. Just a big guessing game on how it would all work out and it works on all levels!

Artwork: 4.0 out of 5
This might be a little tricky to explain here so lets just start with the pencils. I enjoyed the darker look of the first half a bit more then after the “reveal”. The two looks though, work so well because they help show the shift in the story. What stood out to me the most though was the wording that was laid on top of some panels. It just looked fantastic.

Story: 4.2 out of 5
The story really twists you around. Half way through your just thinking you want to kill the prison guards then it all gets turned up side down. The protagonist becomes the antagonist and the way you see everything flips. It’s just great on that level alone.

Dying Breath: 4.2 out of 5
The story alone is enough of a reason to buy this. It had me hooked by the time I got to the end of the first act, and then when you get to the twist your just so wrapped up in everything. Check this one out for sure.

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