Snifter Terror #1, Ahoy Comics

Full of spine-tingling short tales, Edgar Allan Poe’s Snifter of Terror – Season 2 #1 (Ahoy Comics) captures the dark humor and eerie suspense from the literary icon’s works. This collection contains tributes to Poe’s passion for the macabre and his poetic method.

In Dean Motter’s “The Tell-Tale Black Cask of Usher,” the drink-addled writer falls prey to his own horrific imagination. Hunt Emerson offers another slapstick “Poe and the Black Cat.” A selection of horrific prose and pictures rounds out the must-read issue.

Here are 5 reasons why you should read Edgar Allan Poe’s Snifter of Terror – Season 2 #1:

5) The Tell-Tale Black Cask of Usher!

Writer/penciler/letterer Dean Motter dives into the headspace of a downtrodden alcoholic who needs to feed his addiction. Inker Alex Ogle adds black tones to the wrinkles and intense facial expressions as the main character contemplates murder. Notice how colorist Julie Barclay drenches the haunted building in gray tones.

4) Four Poems!

Writer Walt Shepperd evokes a strong political message in “Sedative” and captures the never-ending cycle of being in a loathsome dead-job end in ”Happy, Happy Birthday, Critic.” Illustrator Greg Scott captures the emotional core of the each poem in one stirring image.  

3) Voodoo Burger!

Writer Brendan Mallory recounts a fast-paced tale about an angry and spurned food lover. The captivating image by artist Elliott Mattice highlights the major turning point of the short tale.  

2) Poe And The Black Cat!

Writer/artist Hunt Emerson showcases his quirky sense of humor in a comedic and animated short segment. The snappy narrative reminds me of those wordless Spy vs. Spy comic strips.  

1) A Fun Read!

Mixing humor and scares, Edgar Allan Poe’s Snifter of Terror – Season 2 #1 has a genuine love for the literary giant. If you dig Poe, definitely grab this issue. 

Edgar Allan Poe’s Snifter of Terror – Season 2 #1 arrives in stores on October 9th, 2019. 

By Jorge Solis

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