Possessions Vol. 1: Unlean Getaway – Advance Review

Posted on February 9, 2010


Issue: Possessions Vol. 1: Unlean Getaway
Writer and Illustrator:
Ray Fawkes
Publisher: Oni Press
Release Date:
March 2010
Pages: 88
Price: $5.99

“Meet Gurgazon the Unclean, the cuddliest little pit demon ever trapped in the Llewellyn-Vane House for Captured Spirits and Ghostly Curiosities! This pit demon may look just like a cute little 5-year old girl, but it isn’t interested in playing checkers with other ghosts. The Gurgazon is determined to escape! Will the house contain it? Or will the world of peace and friendly bunnies come to an end as the Gurgazon exacts its revenge?

Artwork: 4.0 out of 5
You know it’s not always the most detailed work that can make a story seem perfect. In this book Fawkes does an amazing job of capturing the correct feel and look needed to get this great story across. So why a 4 rating? It’s just due to the style. Each panel is fun, and I love the look of Gurgazon when she gets all crazy faced. The other factor that sells this is the 2 tone printing. Choosing green was the right move with all the vomit scenes. A great looking book.

Story: 4.0 out of 5
I didn’t know what to expect with this one. I will admit this is not something I would even look at on a trip to the LCS, but I may have to keep an eye out now for a gem like this. The story wasn’t shocking and suspenseful, but it was fun and fresh. The dialogue was full of humor and was always on point. There was never a moment that left me wondering what was going on. The real surprise here was the build up. I thought it might just be a done in one story, but there were some good plot lines left open for more.

Dying Breath: 4.0 out of 5
It’s hard to remeber at times that there really are other types of horror out there. I can get so focused on the next big zombie book and easily over look something like this. The artwork and story can not flow together any better than this. If your looking to find a book that steps away from the traditional horror and have some fun check this one out, it is worth it.

If you would like to buy Possessions Vol. 1: Unlean Getaway you should be able to get it at your Local Comic Shop with the Diamond Code: JAN10 1074. You can find more info at http://www.onipress.com/

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