Saturday, November 5, 2011


Written by Corinna Sara Bechko
Art by Gabriel Hardman

This book first came on my radar around the time that Gabriel Hardman started working with Jeff Parker on the Agents of Atlas comics (or was it just Atlas at that point?).  Anyway, it took me a good long time to find a copy, but it was worth the wait.

Heathentownis about a young woman, Anna, who has come to a small town in Florida, accompanying the body of a close friend.  Anna and Kit had worked together for a relief agency in Chad, but Kit was killed by rebels.  When Anna brings her home, she starts to feel like something strange is going on in the town.  This feeling is exacerbated when she sees Kit standing over her own grave, and tries to follow her.

As it turns out, there are some very strange things that happen in this town, and it's all tied to the mythical Fountain of Youth that Ponce de Leon had searched the Everglades for.  This is a very nicely handled horror comic, with a couple of surprises and some very nice visuals from Hardman.  It's a quick read, and not exactly groundbreaking, but it is pretty cool.

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