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I WALK WITH MONSTERS #1 review: Dexter Meets Supernatural? (Cornell, Cantirino, Kelly, AndWorld Design) Vault Comics

Thanks to Vault Comics for the review copy!

I’ve reviewed a few Vault titles, and never give them enough credit for their book descriptions, which excellently summarize what the title is about without dropping spoilers. In this case, the text helpfully notes that Jacey is traveling with her brother David, who transforms into a monster. They hunt men who prey on the vulnerable (which is where I got the Dexter comparison in the write-up title). As can be expected with that subject matter, this is a gritty tale geared towards adults featuring cursing, blood and adult themes.

The story jumps right in the middle of this with Jacey in peril and then provides some flashbacks to provide some background into David, Jacey, and the overarching ‘big bad’ of the story. In many ways, this feels like the pilot of a TV show, we meet the characters, and through flashbacks and a short adventure, we learn about the overarching story that will drive the series. It looks like Jacey and David’s adventures will take the form of a road trip to different places and I wouldn’t be surprised if each issue is set in a different location (which is where I got the Supernatural comparison in the write-up title).  

I WALK WITH MONSTERS’ art style reminds me of SWEET TOOTH, with washed out colors and characters with plenty of squiggly lines depicting wrinkles. The monster design is original and somewhat terrifying. I’ll be interested in learning more about its origins.

If you like road trip buddy shows and shows where the heroes do bad things to people who deserve it, I Walk With Monsters is worth a look.

I WALK WITH MONSTERS #1 is now available. If you missed it, a 2nd printing is on the way in February 2021.

Check back in a few weeks for my thoughts on the 2nd issues of this series.

Have you read the title? What are your thoughts? Feel free to chat with me on Twitter or leave a comment below!

Darren Shulman
Darren Shulman
Darren is a professional lawyer and amateur movie/comic/TV reviewer who is lucky enough to have found a wife who is into the same geeky things he is. Darren has been making the trip from Ohio to San Diego Comic-Con since 2009. Other interests include, in no particular order: monkeys, LEGO, dinosaurs, and playing basketball poorly.

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