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PROJECT CRYPTID #1 review – (Morrison, Russell, Cornell, Holden, Perez, Proctor, Seely, Spicer, Steen) AHOY Comics

Cover Design, Logo, Production: Rob Steen
Design: John J. Hill
Editor: Sarah Litt

Thanks to Superfan Promotions LLC and AHOY Comics for the review copy!

A new anthology series from AHOY focusing on some of the larger than life and legendary creatures that have planted seeds in our imagination and been talked about around campfires and strange corners of the internet for years. Each issue also contains a multi/writer prose story that will start here and continue through various books between Sept and Nov to celebrate AHOY’s 5th anniversary!


Writer: Mark Russell
Artist: Jordi Pérez
Colorist: Madeline Seely
Letterer: Rob Steen

I loved this story. Short, sweet, and a perfect ending! There’s just something about seeing a rich, know it all, asshole dealt with. I don’t want to ruin the details of it all but it’s a bit of a horror story that ends with a smile. The dialogue in general is fantastic as usual with Russell. He lays out the narrative in such a witty and thoughtful way. I also loved the fresh and vibrant art. It’s the perfect setting for a snowy story in the mountains that plays almost like a fable. It was a joy to read. 

My rating – 10/10 – Superb!!


Writer: Paul Cornell
Artist: PJ Holden
Colorist: Mike Spicer
Letterer: Rob Steen

This was a really quirky and fun story. It felt a little like Tremors meets Turner and Hooch which makes for an interesting concept. I chuckled out loud a couple times at just how wild and outlandish Cornell and the team whipped this little story together but it works! It’s a breeze to read, doesn’t take itself too seriously and it has a happy ending. It’s a breath of fresh air as far as most comics go these days. 

My rating 8/10 Great! 


Writer: Grant Morrison
Artist: Jon Proctor

There’s been a murder! In true Grant Morrison fashion the first chapter of this story is chock full of detail and imagery. The characters we meet are colorful, witty, and full of life. Or the opposite? There’s a bit of a twist of course but it quickly sets the tone for the type of murder mystery we are in store for. I’m seeing a lot of Glass Onion in the writing here and I loved that movie. I’ll be curious to see how this story evolves as it’s touched by different writers in the issues to come. Regardless, Morrison has me curious to see where this goes next! The foundation has been laid. Let’s see how the finished product turns out! 

My rating – 8/10 Great!!

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Corey Newell
Corey Newell
“Just a guy who loves comics, movies and stuff” ⁃ Independent blogger, dad, dork, comic nerd and pop culture lover hailing from Spencerport, NY

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