PIC Studios 2015
Written by Kenneth A. Brown
Illustrated by Ryan Best
Lettered by HDE
I’m already a huge fan of this book. I was ten when I saw Alien and it left a huge impression on me, on my family too and it started people wanting to see horror movies with me since I’m a screamer lol. What I like about what we’re seeing here while similar is from a whole different point of view. This is what we want to see an alien fossil comes to life, infects a crew member and they are en route home. So what happens when the people they work for get their hands on this? That’s one of the things we want to see and with this series I have a feeling we are going to get that answer eventually.
In the meantime it’s time to see what happens after the events of last issue when the supposed fossil attached itself to Linda. Two things happen when this issue starts one they are the fact that Ryan’s vision of the cockpit for lack of a better term of the ship is amazingly detailed and the fire alarm is going off letting them know something’s wrong. Have to give a huge shout out to Ryan for his work here it really is amazingly well done and catches the eye perfectly setting the mood, tone and feel for what’s to come. His work throughout the entire issue highlights a great eye for storytelling and I really enjoyed how he's handling the transformation itself.
Love where the Captain is when the fire alarm goes off that’s a great unexpected touch of levity.
So my telling you what happens here isn’t going to do what you experience any justice. Just know that the way Kenneth has structured this story and the dialogue he uses keep things moving along at a nice pace. It’s smart, interesting and has that ring of actual truth--I mean it’s what we think would or should happen in this situation were we there--about that keeps the interest level high.
Another thing I really like about this is that this thing which attached itself to Linda doesn’t just use her body as an incubator. It’s literally changing her from the inside out, her dna and all that jazz are being fundamentally rewritten to house this new lifeform. It’s like nothing we’ve really gotten to see before and the various stages of transformation aren’t even complete yet but this beginning phase is still the stuff nightmares can be made of.
So what happens to the crew when Linda wakes up as this newly fully infected thing. I’m saying thing since we don’t know what kind of lifeform it is yet and i’ve no point of reference to refer to it as anything else, yet. Though I do like that it’s kind of like a Roly Poly--An isopod crustacean of the family Armadillidiidae--which could be ancient and found in many different planetary environments. You’ll have to read this to find out but it’s every bit everything you want from that outer space science fiction horror story.
We all know by now i’m a huge supporter of indie/self-published series and there’s a reason for that, the quality of this book is outstanding. This is the love, passion and commitment from it’s creators that needs to have a spotlight on it. You can find this at www.peninkcolorsstudios.com and I do highly suggest you support this series and those creating it.