Thursday, February 26, 2015

Outcast by Robert Kirkman, Paul Azaceta

Kyle's mother beat him up and abused him for years.  He didn't understand why and didn't know the reason for her hate, but he puts up with for years.  Then one day, he fights back...

Diamond Book Distributors and Net Galley allowed me to read this graphic novel for review (thank you).  It has been published, so check with your local bookstore or comic shop for a copy.

This is an anthology of comics featuring the Outcast.  Somehow horror stories are even more scary done in graphic form.  This book is a good example.

Kyle stays alone in his old home and isolates himself.  He doesn't even want contact with his sister, but she's determined to see him and take him grocery shopping.  He knows he has something wrong with him, but he doesn't know what.  When he finds a priest on his doorstep, he knows that something is developing.

The priest wants his help exorcising a demon from a young boy.  He's not sure he wants to help but he's had enough experiences with demons he's willing to try.  It turns out he can help.  But what works on one doesn't work on another...

This mix of horror/fantasy suggests demons are taking over people and making them act out of character.  With the world the way it is now, it sure seems like it could be real.  It also looks like Kyle is the only thing standing between them and more demonic possession.  I expect the demons will be coming after Kyle.  Hope he learns enough soon enough to fight them...

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