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Jeepers Creepers #1 Review

by Nathan Koffler on April 25, 2018

Writer: Marc Andreyko
Artist: Kewber Baal
Colorist: Jorge Sutil
Letterer: Taylor Esposito
Publisher: Dynamite


The Jeeper Creepers franchise has been an interesting one which made me excited to see how this series is going to go. This first issue is a decent start to the horror series, but I’m not sure that it is strong enough to sustain itself. Luckily, Marc Andreyko is writing this series and I hope that he can make it really take off.

This first issue introduces us to Devon, a grad student who traveled to Mexico to study dragon mythology for his thesis. Andreyko does a good job at keeping the issue interesting by mixing it up every few pages with something different. We see the Creeper a couple of times in some ominous scenes while following Devon for most pages. We also get several pages of an ancient sacrifice that Devon is telling a little boy about. Devon and his story of traveling to Mexico for his thesis seemed like it’d be dull, but the cuts to the Creeper and the ancient scenes helped me not become too bored with him.

When I looked up Kewber Baal I saw that he is no stranger to illustrating horror comic books. I definitely think that his experience shows in this issue in the few horror scenes. But I did not enjoy his artwork of the regular story following Devon. It doesn’t stand out enough to draw me in and that doesn’t help with me finding Devon boring. Any artwork of the Creeper however looks really great and scary.

Overall, there isn’t much to this first issue to love but there isn’t much to hate either. It is also hard to tell if this will get better or worse as time goes on. I enjoy the small amount of scenes with the Creeper in this issue but am a little bored with the rest of it. The team working on this series has the talent to make a great comic book, but I’m not sure if the subject matter is still interesting enough for a whole comic book series. 
 

Our Score:

5/10

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