Without spoiling, we review John Carpenter’s Night Terrors: Second Nature to be published by Storm King Comics on Aug 18th 2021!
When Special Agent Angela Hernandez follows the trail of a savage murder to a small town in Rhode Island, she discovers the town has many secrets. Including that most of the residents, as well as her partner, Officer Shawn Cutler, are werewolves.
Convinced that one of the townspeople couldn’t commit violence against a human, Cutler assists Hernandez, torn between duty to his shield and to his hometown.
But as the investigation goes deeper, corruption and greed are exposed, as, all the while, they are hunted by an unknown enemy.
And you don’t need a silver bullet to kill a werewolf. A regular bullet will do the trick.
The Team Behind the Comic:-
Written by DENNIS CALERO
Art by DENNIS CALERO
Color assist by LISA LUBERA
Lettering by JANICE CHIANG
Edited by SANDY KING
Cover art by DENNIS CALERO
Book Design by SEAN SOBCZAK
Title Treatment by JOHN GALATI
Publishers: John Carpenter & Sandy King
Managing Editor: Sean Sobczak
Storm King Office Coordinator: Antwan Johnson
Publicity by Sphinx PR – Elysabeth Fulda
John Carpenter’s Night Terrors: SECOND NATURE, August 2021.
Published by Storm King Comics, a division of Storm King Productions, Inc.
Spoiler Free Review:
Storm King Comics provides quality comics with unique twists to classic horror lore and creatures. After Monica Bleue from Storm Kids, this comic is another great take on the werewolf phenomenon. The story of Second Nature follows a detective who returns to a small town in Rhode island with a dark secret to solve a murder mystery but it becomes a life changing case as he becomes clear about his existence and purpose…
Detective Shawn Cutler is called by his chief to accompany Angela Hernandez, an FBI agent to investigate a mysterious animal attack on a man in an isolated town. Our protagonists, Shawn and Hernandez reach the town and find that what seems like an animal attack also has human bite marks on it. Troubled by the findings, Special Agent Angela Hernandez, who also has a veterinarian degree tries to make sense of it but before she could do anything, the local authorities seem to be meddling in their investigation and someone is trying to kill Hernandez.
Detective Shawn is a man with humor and cynicism but compensated by his effective investigative skills, bravery and logical thinking. He has a history with this town and everything starts catching up to him as everyone starts noticing his presence and don’t appreciate their old fellow town man returning after 15 years to investigate and possibly defame their quiet small town. Like Hernandez, his investigation is also sabotaged by the circumstances but they’re not as dangerous as for Hernandez. Shawn is determined to close the case, protect his fellow investigator, find the killer and leave the town as soon as possible but he is also forced to face his traumatic past and his dark side.
Together they work towards finding out what really happened and they discover many dark secrets. Shawn’s story is beautifully shown and his character development is one of the best things about the comic. There’s a great partnership shown between Shawn and Angela which keeps going strong. The werewolf aspect was shown in a logical manner and I like the civilized werewolf concept shown here. The ending is perfect and there’s even an exciting stage moment that would remind you of a popular superhero movie of the past. The last page of the story is the sweetest endings I have ever seen and would make you feel happy too!
Some of the coolest humor and jokes occur during the conversations between Shawn and Angela Hernandez, and even with sheriff, Mayor, and Shawn’s old buddy Mark “Crow” at the restaurant. Dialogues are pretty well placed, subtle and enjoyable. Such writing by Dennis Calero helps us to feel affectionate towards the characters and also slowly see the rapport build between the characters, especially colleagues Shawn and Hernandez. Lettering by Janice Chiang is flawless as always. The art and illustrations by Dennis Calero are photo-realistic yet feel like artworks with well implemented shading and colors. The action and violence is reasonable and the gore involving dead bodies is reasonable as we are dealing with animal attacks, and that too, werewolves. There are no suggestive themes or nudity. An awesome read for mature readers.
In conclusion, Storm King Comics publication’s John Carpenter’s Night Terrors: Second Nature horror comic not only explores werewolf phenomenon but also friendship, love and heroism! It is not just another werewolf comic. It has a unique storytelling experience that is similar to novels and movies which is something you should not miss!
Highly recommended to buy when the comic releases worldwide on August 18th 2021!
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