Review: I Walk With Monsters #2 (Vault Comics)

Writer: Paul Cornell
Artist: Sally Cantirino
Colorist: Dearbhla Kelly
Letterer: Andworld
Designer: Tim Daniel 
On Sale: 12/30/2020

This month we take a trip down memory lane as more of Jacey’s and David’s past are revealed in a haunting issue.

PLOT AND STORY

The horrors of Jacey’s past are unpacked as she and David walk into the lion’s den, and what exactly is this monstrous form that David can assume?

Paul Cornell continues to tease us with the build up to Jacey confronting her troubled past. I really like the way this issue blends the timelines between now and flashbacks to the past. The kinship between Jacey and David is also starting to flesh out but his history and story is still a mystery and I can’t wait to find out more about his origin.

The biggest horrors in this series so far are not just when there is bloodshed and gore but the troubling past that haunts Jacey. It’s a very sensitive subject when dealing with domestic abuse, especially in children, but this is being handled delicately and in a way that makes you fear what we will find out at the conclusion.

ARTWORK

I Walk With Monsters has its own distinctive look and I find Sally Cantirino’s art with Dearbhla Kelly colours to fit the tone of the story perfectly. 

In issue #2 there are a few stand out pages which are when we move into flashbacks. The way in which the pages blur looks visually impressive but also gives a definite key to the reader that we are changing timelines.

Andworld Design on lettering duty does a great job in making the text differ between the two timelines by giving the flashback pages a slightly different shade. It’s only a minor change but helps the reader differentiate between the two times.

FINAL THOUGHTS 

I Walk With Monsters is part of a string of gripping horror comics being released by Vault comics right now. A strong and harrowing tale which deals with real life issues and dabbles in the world of supernatural beings. We are again left on a cliffhanger desperate for the next issue.

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

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