Curse #1 Review


This debut issue of a 4-part mini-series has already grabbed my full, undivided attention.  Published by BOOM! Studios, Curse is a horror story, with themes of survival, family values, and self-worth.

Laney Griffin will do anything for his chronically ill son, Jaren.  A former football player, Laney resorts to selling his memorabilia, and re-financing his home to pay for Jaren’s medical treatments.  When a bounty is placed on a murderer in his community, Laney engages in a nightly hunt to track down whatever it is that’s been killing people and animals.  Laney comes face-to-face with the murderer, and discovers that it’s a werewolf.

This horror story is written by Michael Moreci and Tim Daniel.  I am familiar with Moreci’s writing from Hoax Hunters, so I knew this horror comic would be worth reading.  Well-written script with great interactions.  Pacing is a little slow for a mini-series, so I’m anxious to see how the story will unfold over the next three issues.  Dialogue between Laney and his sister-in-law, Crystal, is heartwarming.  Crystal wants to take legal guardianship over Jaren, but Laney refused the offer.

The ghastly visuals are provided by Riley Rossmo and Colin Lorimer.  Blood, bones, guts.  Definitely no complaints here.

I don’t recall when I last read a werewolf story, and since I’m a horror fan (especially werewolves and classic vampires), I plan to follow Curse to the end.

VERDICT (drum roll please)

I definitely recommend this horror mini-series.  This debut issue gets a 4.5/stars.