Skeeters #1 Review
Skeeters #1 review
Written by: Kevin Cuffe & Bob Frantz
Art by: Kelly Williams
Letters by: Chas! Pangburn
Published by: Mad Cave Studios
Skeeters from Mad Cave Studios stands out as a unique and captivating series that combines elements of films like Eight Legged Freaks and Slither to deliver a truly ingenious sci-fi horror experience. Having previously enjoyed Metalshark Bro and Dust Pirates, I had high expectations for this series, and it surpassed them all.
For those who are unfamiliar with Skeeters, here’s the official description from Mad Cave Studios:
When giant mosquito-like alien creatures invade a rural seaside community, a frustrated sheriff and two eccentric exterminators become the town’s only hope for survival. This comedic and gruesome story is a must-read for fans of movies like Slither, Arachnophobia, and other classic creature-features.
Creators Cuffe and Frantz have ventured into uncharted territory in the world of comics. Skeeters has the appeal of those hidden gems we stumble upon while browsing streaming platforms for the perfect B horror flick that surprises us with its creativity and wit. However, Skeeters takes this concept to a whole new level of excellence and delivers on all cylinders in its buzzing, gory greatness.
The writing is skillfully crafted, guiding us through a chilling narrative as the bugs slowly drain the life out of the town, one citizen at a time. This gruesome and gory tale is heightened by William’s extraordinary talent for invoking our primal disgust towards bugs in a much larger and scarier way.
I must commend Pangburn for the excellent lettering in this debut issue. It expertly guides readers through every panel, and the final words dripping with blood are magnificent. If you weren’t hooked before, that moment will surely reel you in. It all comes together in a picture-perfect panel that you can see for yourself below:
Overall, the creative team behind Skeeters has crafted a series that leaves a lingering feeling akin to creepy-crawly crawling on your skin. Whether you are fascinated with insects or not, this series will make your skin crawl. While giant mosquitoes could easily lean towards a comical direction, Cuffe, Frantz, and Williams find that delicate balance between humor, horror, and disgust delivering a debut issue that exceeds expectations. Remember, in their world, the only good bug is a dead bug!
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