Book Review: The Plot, Book 1

The Plot graphic novel

“The past is always coming for us. The only question is how will you face it? Because make no mistake about it, the past will have its day”

The Plot is a recent horror series written by @timdanielcomics and @michaelmoreci, drawn by @joshixson, colored by Jordan Boyd, and lettered by @jimcampbell. This is book one (of two) and it collects the first five issues into one volume. It’s also part of a new line of seasonal horror comics from @thevaultcomics (the line is called Nightfall) so now I’m very much looking forward to future releases!

SUMMARY: In order to receive…first you must give. When Chase Blaine’s estranged brother and sister-in-law are murdered, he becomes guardian to McKenzie and Zach, the niece and nephew he hardly knows. Seeking stability for the children, Chase moves his newly formed family to his ancestral home in Cape Augusta—which overlooks a deep, black bogland teeming with family secrets.

I LOVED this! It has all the stuff I wanted: a shocking and brutal opening, a cast of developed and sympathetic characters, an ancestral home overlooking a dangerous bog land, an ancient family trauma/curse that plagues future generations, and a whole mess of ghosts and creeps.

I also loved the motif of how the past (ghosts, memories, trauma, etc) is restless, cyclical, and always trying to pull you back. The art is bold and beautiful (scroll to see some poorly photographed examples), and this is a great example of text and images working together, creating a cycle of building suspense and shocking release. Lots of Hill House, Harrow County, Conjuring, and American Horror Story vibes. And like I said earlier, lots of creepy moments (though the beast at the center of it all is absolutely terrifying).

I’m super grateful for author @michaelmoreci for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review! This book is part 1 of 2, and I’m impatiently awaiting the second half of the story!!

Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

Check out the Nightfall line from Vault Comics! I can’t wait to see what else they put out. If you want to learn more about The Plot, then go here: https://vaultcomics.com/comic/the-plot/.

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📝Review of 𝕋𝕙𝕖 ℙ𝕝𝕠𝕥 +++ “𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘢𝘭𝘸𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘶𝘴. 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘰𝘯𝘭𝘺 𝘲𝘶𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘪𝘴 𝘩𝘰𝘸 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘧𝘢𝘤𝘦 𝘪𝘵? 𝘉𝘦𝘤𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘯𝘰 𝘮𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘪𝘵, 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘵 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘪𝘵𝘴 𝘥𝘢𝘺” +++ 𝕋𝕙𝕖 ℙ𝕝𝕠𝕥 is a recent horror series written by @timdanielcomics and @michaelmoreci, drawn by @joshixson, colored by Jordan Boyd, and lettered by @jimcampbell SUMMARY: In order to receive…first you must give. When Chase Blaine's estranged brother and sister-in-law are murdered, he becomes guardian to McKenzie and Zach, the niece and nephew he hardly knows. Seeking stability for the children, Chase moves his newly formed family to his ancestral home in Cape Augusta—which overlooks a deep, black bogland teeming with family secrets I LOVED this! It has all the stuff I wanted: a shocking and brutal opening, a cast of developed and sympathetic characters, an ancestral home overlooking a dangerous bog land, an ancient family trauma/curse that plagues future generations, and a whole mess of ghosts and creeps I loved the motif of how the past (ghosts, memories, trauma, etc) is restless, cyclical, and always trying to pull you back. The art is bold and beautiful (swipe to see some poorly photographed examples), and this is a great example of text and images working together, creating a cycle of building suspense and shocking release. Lots of Hill House, Harrow County, Conjuring, and American Horror Story vibes. And like I said earlier, lots of creepy moments (though the beast at the center of it all is absolutely terrifying) A full review will be uploaded to my blog and Goodreads. I’m super grateful for author @michaelmoreci for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review! This book is part 1 of 2, and I’m impatiently awaiting the second half of the story 😆 +++ Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ 👻 🐸 👻 🐶 #readingvicariously #bookporn #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #booksarelife #booksaremagic #booklover #bookworm #bibliophile #bookish #bookishlove #bookblogger #promotehorror #horrorfiction #bookrecommendations #theplotcomic #nightfallvault

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