No Place Like Home #1

by stephengervais on February 23, 2012

This latest offering by Image is written and created by Angelo Tirotto and drawn by newcomer Richard Jordan. Since I’ve been enjoying a lot of Image releases lately I did not hesitate making this purchase.

This first issue did an excellent job introducing us to a wide range of characters and setting up what feels like will be a great story. As you can probably guess by the title it is a play on the Wizard of Oz. It is definitely not a copy of the original it just borrows some elements and themes and then adds a horror/suspense type twist to it.  The story has the lead character Elizabeth returning to her small Kansas hometown from Los Angeles to attend her parent’s funeral. She’s told they died in a tornado but it would seem the town is covering something up.

I found myself eagerly turning the page to see what was going to happen next. Throughout the whole issue I had an uneasy feeling. Tirotto really knows how to deliver in the suspense department. The great artwork definitely helped out as well. Jordan’s attention to detail makes the comic play out like a movie.

My favorite part of the issue is the ending. That is one cliffhanger I was not expecting and I can’t wait for issue 2.

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