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Intrusive Thoughts: Issue 1 Comic Review

In this review, I’ll give my thoughts about the new comic “Intrusive Thoughts” by Anthony Stokes.

Writer/Creator: Anthony Stokes

Illustrator/Colourist: D.N.S

Letterer: Mira Mortal

Story

Right as the story begins, you immediately get thrown into the story of seeing this young person be troubled, out of touch with reality, and just in a mess. While Typically this can work, on this occasion it didn’t.

Throughout the story, I didn’t know where I was, in some parts of the story we get to see the main person on a road, nearly getting hit by a truck, the truck driver then shouts and walks away, and immediately we see the main guy gets hit up against a tree? I think for this first issue, the story could have been a tad clearer to truly capture people.

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Graphics

I will admit, the graphics did capture my interest, although I do have some issues with the graphics, I do have to give them props for it. It has a “Walking Dead” graphic novel feel to it. I immediately went to that when I first looked at the graphics.

A weak point in the graphics is simply the doctor that is speaking to the main person. While the facial features of the main person are top-notch, the doctor is slightly off, it completely put me off the graphics in some parts of the graphics.

Entertainment

Again, it took me a couple of times to read through it and get entertained by it. The entertainment came from the shadow figure. I want more. That whole scene with him appearing and slicing the main characters through was simply entertaining, if that can happen, what else can? How dark can this get?

If you are massively or even slightly interested in horror/mystery stories then you will be insanely entertained by this story. This is purely created for that group of people.

Time

Is it worth the time? I mean, is any comic worth the time? There are thousands upon thousands of comics in all categories. To truly get a cult following, like any Marvel or DC story, you need good writing, a fantastic story, and good details within the artwork to truly make it stand out. Can this story do that within the horror/mystery category? I’m not sure, maybe.

I’ve personally felt this with DC in recent months, they’ve released many Batman stories in all types of settings and time periods. Some are fantastic, some are mediocre, and I’ve even canceled a few. I feel like this won’t be the case with this story, this feels unique. It feels different. I might have missed some other similar stories to this but as an avid comic reader, this is unique and different.

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Characters

I won’t lie, this first issue did just enough to get me invested in the main character. The simple fact that we saw this character be in a troubled state and then we saw a cloaked figure slit his throat offers just enough to get me invested simply because of how dark it can be.

I tend to always lean towards dark comics, especially superhero comics. This isn’t by any means a superhero comic but it is dark and that’s enough to get me invested in these characters.

Overall

A fairly decent start to what could be an awesome comic series, especially nowadays when comics (that I read) are somewhat light-hearted. This story could truly pop off if it continues like how it started. A dark, mystery with a horror vibe. People love that.

Rating: 8.6/10

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The Review

Story - 8
Graphics - 9.5
Entertainment - 7.5
Time - 9
Characters - 9

8.6

A fairly decent start to what could be an awesome comic series, especially nowadays when comics (that I read) are somewhat light-hearted. This story could truly pop off if it continues like how it started. A dark, mystery with a horror vibe. People love that.

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Phil Weaver

27 years old. One of the co-founders of Comic Universe. Specialising in comic book source material, especially DC.

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