From the makers of Hellboy, Dark Horse Comics, comes “Parasomnia” issue #1. A story that blurs the lines between reality and dream.
Dark Horse Comics: Parasomnia #1 Review
I’ve never actually read a comic from Dark Horse Comics. Not because I don’t like their comics or styles, I just simply haven’t. I was searching through the Weekly Keys on KeyCollectorComics.com, and Parasomnia Issue #1 was on this week’s list. The cover and story synopsis (see below) looked very intriguing. So I gave it a shot.
Things I like: The art style in this comic is pleasing to the eye and is a nice change to the normal coloring style in most comics nowadays. The synopsis of the story arc sounds great. I look forward to reading the next issue.
Things I don’t like: The comic story is very intriguing as I mentioned; I also understand that you have to leave some aspects of the story out in the first issue to keep the readers engaged and wanting more. But this comic leaves you feeling like you didn’t read much of anything. Some pages are just images with no context, others are sentences made up of just two or three words. When you finish this issue you feel a bit lost. Left with more questions than answers.
My rating: 5/10.
Final verdict: I’m intrigued enough to get the second issue when it comes out on July 28th. If they do the same vague storyline then I won’t be continuing beyond that second issue.
Story Arc Synopsis: A new dark fantasy tale of two worlds split between dreams and reality. After his son disappears, a broken-down man braves a nightmarish dreamscape in order to find him – and battle the ruthless cult that seeks to rule the land of dreams as the barrier between realities starts to collapse.
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Andrea Mutti
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: June 30, 2021
Cover Price: $3.99
From Cullen Bunn and Andrea Mutti, comes a new dark fantasy tale of two worlds split between dreams and reality. Issue #1 in comic shops June 30, 2021!https:…