Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Comics Bulletin reviews Impaler #2

William Harms' Impaler is equal parts horror and military thriller, and he handles both quite well. Scenes of attack helicopters deploying against an advancing tide of demonic shadow create truly awesome moments of action. The melee of fangs and flashing talons clashing against armored humvees and battle tanks is certainly cool, but it's the pacing of panels, the dialogue between characters and the expressions shown on each face ratchets up the tension to intensely palpable levels. Matt Timson's artwork may not be everyone's cup of tea, but it certainly completes these scenes nicely. His work is not all shadowy battlefields either. Timson's sparse coloring of Victor's dream sequence creates a surreal interlude that begins with panels filled with white space and ends with a terrifying glut of inky blackness.


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