Wednesday, September 5, 2018

The Curse of Brimstone #6 Review

Sometimes You Just Have To Burn Some Children

Written By: Justin Jordan
Art By: Denys Cowan, John Stranisci, Chris Sotomayor, Rain Beredo, Wes Abbott
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: September 5, 2018

The Curse of Brimstone continues with this issue, where Joe and Annie now have to fight off the Children of the Corn, who are being led by a pint size Pennywise........... or something along those lines.  That's right, the Salesman has created a horror movie that would be amazing if it wasn't involved with the New Age of DC Heroes so let's jump into this issue and see if this series has any momentum towards something interesting.  Let's check it out.

So while you can pretty much expect everything that goes down in this issue....... You know, because there really isn't anything to this story.  The one thing though that comes out of nowhere and for some reason just sits in the background this issue and isn't mentioned again until the end of the story is the character Jack, who our brother and sister duo met up with in the previous issue.  Here, he just starts murdering children and seems to be some other evil all together that no one really talks about.  Jack's just killing kids, while Joe and Annie keep talking about how they can't kill kids and it's bizarre as hell.  Not only that, but it seems that Jack is going to be a returning character that our heroes are going to have to deal with while they hunt down the Salesman........ How can this series continue?

All in all, while the art continues to match the horror themed story here, it's a step down in my opinion from what we've been getting previously and that's a shame because the art in my mind was one of the highlights to this series.  The story........ Well, the story is just a paint by numbers plot that the reader can figure out before they even open up the book and even with that........ it's not an interesting paint by numbers plot.  I'm not a fan of this series and I hope it ends soon because month after month it's just the same old thing over and over again and it got boring a long time ago.

Bits and Pieces:

While some may like the horror elements to this story, I feel that it's just too predictable and boring as it just recycles moments from popular horror movies and tv.  While the art is decent, it feels less than what we've been getting lately so not even that can save this issue from mediocrity that's falling towards flat out boring.


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