Writer: Anthony Cleveland
Art By: Antonio Fuso
Publisher: Mad Cave Studios
Reviewed By: Dean Asquith
My Rating: 🏹🏹🏹🏹🏹
Years ago Shae, her brother Kenny, and two childhood friends experienced a traumatic, unexplainable event that left Kenny scarred for life. Twenty years later Kenny has committed himself to the belief that what they experienced was an alien abduction, and the group has since drifted apart. However, the sudden and mysterious disappearance of Kenny leads the group to reunite and discover the truth of what took place all those years ago.
Collects issues #1-6.
Alien abductions...I believe. This is part of the reason I have adored reading this story. Honestly this is such an incredible story that during my read, throughout the entirety, I felt like I was watching a movie. Having watched a lot of alien/UFO programmes recently, my mind was tuned perfectly for this comic.
Everything you’d expect from an alien abduction story is present in this breathtaking comic. Anthony Cleveland takes us on a fantastical journey through the lives of a group of abductees. Focusing specifically on Shae and Kenny, Anthony weaves a mysterious tale that kept me hooked enough to finish my read through in one sitting. It was almost like some kind of higher intelligence had control of my mind and refused to let me put my tablet down!
The art in this is very different to the comic I have recently read and reviewed but something about the magnificence of it had me so invested in studying each and every panel. The emotional responses from the characters are so beautiful. I really felt the emotions during what are, for the characters, highly emotional times.
The use of dream states to discover aspects of the story throughout are masterfully executed and provide ample twists and turns which ensure that you are suitably unprepared for what is to come. The magic of this story is in the real life comparisons. The idea of, to those that believe, not knowing the intentions of potential extraterrestrial visitors and the cover ups that could be right under our noses.
A superb comic that is a must have for mystery/sci-fi fans. You will not regret delving into the minds of Shae, Kenny and the rest of the friends. I really hope that we either get more of this story, or something similar because I simply loved the basis of traditional alien abduction in comics.
“Storm Area 51 was a government psy-op to keep UFOs a joke so they can keep laughing at our demands for disclosure.” - Ari Noonan