Writer: Shawn Gabborin
Artist: Rick Lundeen
Publisher: Action Lab Comics
Release Date: February 1, 2012
Todd, Clint, Julie, and Amy planned to spend a relaxing snowed in week in a cozy little cabin in the woods. What they ended getting was one night filled with terror. Just as things were getting downright snuggly, Julieâ€™s ex-boyfriend Andy shows up unexpectedly at the door begging to be let in. Andy ended up in Julieâ€™s neck of the woods after paying an unplanned for visit to his uncle, who had a cabin nearby, and discovering him dead. It appears, according to Andy, that a mysterious “it” had gotten to him. What this “it” is, Andy canâ€™t say, but “it” is coming from him, Julie, and her other friends. Or so says Andy…
Writer Shawn Gabborin and artist Rick Lundeen do an excellent job with this intense Hitchcockian thriller that seems to never miss a beat. From start to finish, we are treated to an intense, chilling thriller that you cannot put down. the story begins innocently enough, but based on the cover alone, you know that there is much more to the story than just a group of young adults enjoying some quiet time together.
We are quickly thrown into a tale of suspense that leaves you guessing who is behind the series of events, or is it really some type of supernatural force that is bigger than all of them. By the end of the one shot, you have become enthralled into this mystery, which leaves you checking over your shoulder to see if someone is behind you.
As far as Rick Lundeen’s art goes, the use of a black and white color scheme is perfect as it enhances the atmosphere by bringing you back to thrillers of old such as The Twilight Zone and Alfred Hitchcock himself. His firm grasp on the characters’ facial expressions amplify the suspense throughout.
Overall, this is why you never judge a book by its cover, because based on the cover alone, you would have assumed that the story was something completely different, but thankfully, we are treated to something special here.