Review: The Autumnal #2 (Vault Comics)

Writer: Daniel Kraus
Artist: Chris Shehan
Colorist: Jason Wordie
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Designer: Tim Daniel 
Release Date: 10/28/2020

Autumnal continues its slow, intense build up in a very mysterious town called Comfort Notch.

PLOT AND STORY 

Last month issue number one had me very intrigued as to what is going on in Comfort Notch. Our main character Kat has a troubled past and an icy relationship with her deceased mother and I’m keen to see this develop. 

Although it doesn’t feel like much happened in this issue it was still an enjoyable read from Daniel Kraus and I can tell its laying the foundations for when things start to turn. The more characters we meet the more questions it creates for the reader. Why is this person so nice? Why is this person so rude? Why is this person so weird? 

The Autumnal is creating an interesting story that feels like an episode of The Twilight Zone or Twin Peaks. We know dark times are ahead and I am incredibly curious to see when things turn and where they go.

ART

The first two issues have been beautiful. The detail in the artwork from Chris Shehan combined with the colours from Jason Wordie make this a real treat on the eyes.

I saw a tweet from Shehan about how he had spent all day drawing leaves and I believe it. You can tell the leaves and the upcoming autumn equinox will have an impact on the town and its residents so the way these are so prominent in every panel is a real tease to the audience.

Autumnal is really what its title suggests, a book for autumn with glorious deep shades of orange and brown throughout. 

FINAL THOUGHTS

The Autumnal feels like the movie Get Out with how it’s story is a slow burn into a new town where everything looks normal on the surface but you can tell festering underneath is a dark and harrowing twist.

I read this via and advance preview copy issued by Vault comics and received no incentive to review this comic.

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