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Nasty #1 review – Do you like scary movies? (Lees, Kambadais, Campbell, Cahoon) Vault Comics

Writer: John Lees
Artists: George Kambadais, Adam Cahoon
Colorist: George Kambadais
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Artist for Cover A: Adam Cahoon

Thanks to Vault Comics for the review copy!

Do you like scary movies??!! This comic is about a group of friends who have met back up years later in their hometown only to find out their local scary video rental store was having trouble staying in business. The shop owner has a plan to throw a major horror movie festival and host a showing of a long banned horror movie that’s said to have been cursed and has no other copies that exist. She believes this will thrust the store back into prominence! When she decides to preview this movie for the now adult group of friends things get a little creepy and the VCR eats the tape. Thus, any hope of saving the store is destroyed. Since the store was such a huge part of the kids childhood growing up they decide they want to help. They decide to write, direct, and star in their own version of the film! One of the boys even still has an imaginary friend that appeared in one of his favorite horror movies as a kid. As the group starts to plan how they can save the store, his imaginary friend doesn’t seem so imaginary any longer and all hell starts to break loose.

Horror movies? Check! Murder and Mayhem? Check! Movie rental nostalgia? Check! Check! Check! What more can you ask for? This was a super fun read and I can’t help but love the fact it’s centered around the old neighborhood movie rental store. If you grew up in the 80’s there are no fonder memories than going to the local video store (or Blockbuster) with your friends and browsing all the wild horror movies and new releases on the rack. Taking them home and sitting in the dark watching them with some popcorn was just the icing on the cake. Ahh, simpler days. Sometimes less is more and I really appreciated the straightforward story and crisp and vibrant art. As an indie title from a smaller imprint we can only hope that we get more original and fun stories like this moving forward. I truly believe that these smaller indie companies are the future of the industry. If this book is any indicator the future is bright! It’s a brisk and easy read that will leave you wanting more. I know I look forward to reading the next issue and I definitely recommend picking up a copy of this first issue while you can!

My rating 8/10 Great!

Nasty#1 is now available.


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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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