Comic Review: Colder, Volume 1 by Paul Tobin

FAIR WARNING: THE ARTWORK IN THIS COMIC IS A LITTLE DISTURBING SO SOME OF YOU MIGHT NOT WANT TO LOOK – I’VE INCLUDED THE COVER AND SOME IMAGES FROM THE ACTUAL COMIC.

ColderAuthor: Paul Tobin

Illustrator: Juan Ferreyra

Publisher: Dark Horse

Publication Date: October 22, 2013

152 pages, paperback

Check out the full synopsis on Goodreads.

LOOK AT THAT COVER. YES YES YES. Volume 1 starts off in an insane asylum 50 or so years ago where Declan Thomas (who has this seriously cool ability to walk into someone’s personal madness – and he can even sometimes cure or worsen it) resides. A demonic predator visits him and tells him he’s about to start getting colder, which he does. He doesn’t talk or get sick or feel pain. He’s a ward of the state and lives with a lonely nurse who cares for him as best she can, until one day Nimble Jack shows back up to claim him.

The artwork in this is freaky and scary and wonderful and bizarre, and I love it. The story is unique and creepy and really easy to read. It took no time at all but I was completely absorbed in the story. Nimble Jack is downright frightening – both in his actions and in the artwork.

Colder 1SOURCE

Colder 2SOURCE

The bottom line: That artwork though. So good. So so good. I’m a little obsessed. Plus the story is freaking cool and dark and absolutely captivating. Loved this one.

Rating: 9 – practically perfect