Twiztid Haunted High-Ons: Darkness Rises #1, Twiztid

(Courtesy of Source Point Press)

A highly entertaining read, Twiztid Haunted High-Ons: The Darkness Rises #1 (Source Point Press) delivers all kinds of spooky thrills and boisterous antics. Rap stars turned fake ghost hunters, Jamie Madrox and Monoxide, are back on the job better than ever! 

As we previously mentioned, upon learning that ghosts and demons are real, rap stars Madrox and Monoxide (collectively known as Twiztid) have begun to take the idea of ghost hunting with their new spirit companion Felicia a lot more seriously… or at least as seriously as the two fun-loving jokesters can. However, as The Darkness rises around them on a house call gone wrong, they quickly find what’s happening is no laughing matter!

Here are 5 reasons why you should get Twiztid Haunted High-Ons: The Darkness Rises #1:

5) What Happened Before!

In their standalone issue, Jamie Madrox and Monoxide never thought they would ever meet a real ghost. Now they have recruited a spirit companion to join their adventures. Felicia wonders though what she did wrong in a past life to deserve to be stuck with Madrox and Monoxide.

4) The Writing!

With the story created by Twizted, writer Dirk Manning cleverly sinks in a layer of suspense. The scares are better this time around because the stakes are raised by a the deadly threat known as The Darkness. With the lettering, Alessandro de Fornasari nails the comedic timing especially with Felicia’s dialogue added to the witty banter.

3) The Artwork!

Artist Marianna Pescosta does a fantastic job illustrating the scares in the opening pages. There is something wicked in the eyes and something sickly with the frail body of the maniacal slasher. Pescosta captures the slapstick humor between Madrox and Monoxide, especially when they put on their iconic makeup. 

2) The Colors!

Also working on colors, Alessandro de Fornasari uses a thick white palette to emphasize the spectral spirit behind Felicia. Felicia stands out in the pages because of her white tones. The colors are grounded at first and then have a surreal vibe when the horror kicks in. 

1) Highly Recommended!

Upping the ante superbly, Twiztid Haunted High-Ons: The Darkness Rises #1 has more scares, funnier jokes, and a new character to the mix. I can’t wait to find out what happens next in The Darkness Rises #2.

Twiztid Haunted High-Ons: The Darkness Rises #1 is out in stores now. 

By Jorge Solis