Ever since I was a kid, I’ve loved books with illustrations. Not only do you get a great story to read but you also have pictures to show what the author is trying to convey. Whoever thought of comic books was a royal genius. Whoever thought of horror comic books should be the ruler of the world. When Hocus Pocus Comics reached out to me to check out their new comic book Elevator, I was beyond thrilled. I was not gifted with the ability to draw so I have a vast appreciation for anyone who can put pen to paper and create something amazing. Besides the artwork, the Elevator story is going places as well. Let’s talk about it, shall we?
This is the first of four books in the Elevator series. Canto 1: Descent was written by Dwight L. MacPherson, illustrated by Randy Valiente, lettered by Marco Della Verde, and edited by Amy H. Sturgis. The story begins with Bane brothers, Richard and Edward. They are traveling back to the home they grew up in. Their father recently passed away and left them everything. There is one slight problem though. Edward doesn’t want to return to this house. He remembers what happened when he barely escaped with his brother. Richard, however, does not remember what happened. Was it all in Edward’s head or is this literally the house from Hell?
I absolutely loved this comic. I’m sitting over here like, “Next issue, please!” The story is just getting started but leaves enough to make you want more. I also cannot get over how incredible the artwork is. I have a feeling the story is about to get even crazier. When I think about what could possibly happen next, I picture this.
If you are a fan of horror comics, this is definitely one you should check out. I know I will be looking for the next three books so I can see where this story leads. The first issue is coming to ComiXology on March 16, 2017, so, see for yourself how cool this comic is. Also, don’t be shy. Let us know what horror comics you love or recommend! We would love to chat with you about them.