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The Hills Have Knives

Peek-a-Boo #1
Writers: Joe Brusha, Ralph Tedesco & Victoria Rau
Artist/Colors: Marcelo Basile
Letters: Charles Pritchett
Cover artists: Riverio; Eric J; and Derlis Santacruz
Editor: Jessica Rossana
Publisher: Zenescope Entertainment
Price: $3.99 US

An advanced review copy of this comic book caught my eye because it was a Zenescope release that didn’t feature buxom, scantily clad woman on the cover (of course, I later discovered that one of the variant covers did fall into that trap). A horror story struck me as a nice change of pace as well, so I delved into the book. Fans of slasher flicks will find some material here that should appeal to them. The writers have touched upon the number of the conventions of the genre. I didn’t care for the gore, but your mileage will vary. The real problem here is a lack of clarity in both the script in the yard. There’s a fairly large cast of characters serving as potential victims for the monster men that serve as the antagonists, and it’s difficult to discern who everyone is. The characters aren’t differentiated enough from one another visually, and the script doesn’t give us much background on the mournful family at the center of the plot.

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