Reviewed by Weird – Darla
Written by: Josh Ruben
Art by: Briana Tippetts
Published by: Invader Comics
Josh Ruben is a very well-established writer, actor, and movie director, helming films such as Werewolves Within and Scare Me. But this time, he’s trying his hand at writing graphic novels, releasing his debut book, Darla along with the very talented artist Briana Tippetts. If you’ve not heard of it before, here’s the premise:
After an accident at work and systematic poisoning through fracking-spoiled groundwater, Darla’s world begins to unravel as she loses her grip on her sanity and reality. DARLA explores the disturbing underbelly of Americana through politics, health, psychosis and murder.
This book was a wild ride from beginning to end, and Tippet’s art brought this very emotional story to life as you slowly see Darla slip through the cracks of reality and the lines blurred between what is real and what might not be.
Darla’s a very stubborn, independent woman that’s not going to let anyone tell her what to do, despite the fact that what she is doing is harming her more than it is helping her. And no spoilers, but the end had a twist I never saw coming.
If you’re a fan of Requiem for a Dream, Deadzone, The Babadook, or Tales from the Crypt, you definitely need to check this book out for yourself! After a very successful Kickstarter campaign, you can now grab a copy today on the Invader Comics website!
A jack of many trades, but a master of none, Chris dabbles in many nerdy hobbies including toy collecting, reading comics, writing fiction, reading novels, and playing video games. He’s also a huge wrestling fan, and knows more about it than most normal people should.
When he’s not writing or hosting podcasts for Geek Network, he can be found listening to podcasts and hanging out with his wife, his two daughters, and his little dog Gertie.