"It's interesting, but don't let the little one get ahold of it!" That's the warning I got at my comic shop today when I got this issue (my kids are with me often enough that the guys at the shop know who they are).
But it's a fair warning. This is one of those "suggested for mature readers" books that actually earned the title.
I went into this with very little knowledge. All I knew is that it was written by Josh Williamson, and I had read the first couple of preview pages. That was enough to pull me in.
We first meet Val Richards, a writer who is hired to write a memoir for Antonio Luna. We don't know much about Luna, and neither does Val. What we do get is a lot of mystery about who he is. At one point Val is led down a hallway filled with pictures of Luna doing some very surreal things.
Despite all the mystery, we are treated to a good, wholesome battle with the undead! We are teased with some sort of demons/monsters/creatures during the first couple of pages, and it ultimately does payoff.
This story is not for everyone. But if you like horror, or the undead (this story actually feels like it could be set in the world of Jonathan Maberry's Patient Zero) then I think you'll like this. I know I'm adding it to my pull list, and I cant' wait to find out the story behind Antonio Luna.
The art by Riley Rossmo is perfectly suited to this story. It's dark and a little unhinged, which seems to fit perfectly with our the people we are following.
Death Bed #1
Release Date: February 21, 2018
Writer: Joshua Williamson
Art: Riley Rossmo
Colors: Ivan Plascencia
Fresnerd Grade: 4/5 stars. This story is not for everyone, but if you love horror-action, then this is a must!