Indie Comics Review: Basilisk #6
[Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers]
Publisher: Boom Studios
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Jonas Scharf
Colors: Alex Guimaraes
Reviewed by: Carl Bryan
It was about time to have this story crescendo into a main confrontation between Hannah and the Chimera. Cullen Bunn throws us a really wretched curve ball with the flashback scene.
No spoilers here, but my lense for Hannah really took a beating. We finally get a reunion of Regan with the rest of the Chimera. There is mutual respect of powers, but also she recognizes Hannah’s plight as well.
Given the new twist on things, the hive like mindset of sacrificial lambs brought in by the Chimera to cause even more damage, and the rage of Jimmy Boy, this story is amping up as we march towards issues #7 and #8
Bunn has a movie on his hands. Of the five Chimera, Jimmy-Boy scares me the most. He reminds me of the character portrayed in Cape Fear by Robert Deniro. He is that unsettling personality who knows no boundaries.
However, there is a pecking order among the Chimera. It is subtle, but you can tell there is a quiet respect for each others’ powers. This comic creates an “on the edge of your seat” type of read.
I love reading it late at night as it really is like watching a horror movie that will surprise you. A lot is inferred in the theater of the mind, but that is okay! Bunn is minimalist at times with his words, but Jonas Scharf bats cleanup with storytelling through his art! This team is unstoppable!
Nah…as a reader, you clearly are on the ground floor of something as good as The Walking Dead. Will it have that type of longevity? Not sure as it appears to be an eight-issue stint. This comic is reaching a fever pitch for conflict. I did not see the plot twist on motivation which is arguably a sign of good writing, but it did spoil my view of one of the characters.
I guess one needs to check one’s morale compass at the door when reading such a horror tale!
This comic has the right amount of horror, dread, and Tarantino-type storytelling (that’s a compliment) that can easily be translated to the big screen as a movie. These kindred of the senses are scary. I am not sure how this vengeance tale is going to play out, but it definitely makes me more appreciative of all my senses.
Given the nature of what is revealed in this issue, it would be a major spoiler to even discuss. Read this comic on the edge of your seat as it is written for you to do so!