Welcome comic book fans, to another edition of THIS JUST IN where I catch you up on some of the newest, oldest, and in betweenest comics on the market. You will always get a break down of a first issue, because I want you to know exactly what you are getting into.
This week, I decided to do a Vertigo comic, by the name of The Twilight Children, which seemed like a catchy cover, but a very odd premise. That’s me though, I love the unusual comics, and dear lord is this one of them.
Jumping into this comic, I really did not know much about the idea, except what I had heard (which was not much). I was interested by the little bit that I had heard, so lets see what it is all about.
The Twilight Children is a story about a small (Mexican?) village of people, who are living their lives and just trying to survive as any other individuals in the world. The main difference among them is that they are visited by a ball of light every so often. A ball of light that does absolutely nothing but come in, and then disappear within a few hours time.
The town is like any other small towns, with its share of amazing characters, crazy old kooky ones, and massive amounts of secrets being held from one another. One of the main characters inside of the story is Bundo, who comes off a bit like the town idiot, the town drunk, but also the town mascot. He seems to know a little bit about a lot of things, but is also the first to really show an interest in this completely anonymous object showing up just outside his home in the ocean.
The cast of characters is fun, and really differ from one another. From the cheating wife, to the three best friend kids who really do not listen to anyone, all the way to the cranky, sexually frustrated old woman. There is so many side stories, it will spin your head, but in the end, it is more than worth it to read, and pay attention to.
Without revealing the inside of the ball, or giving you the entire premise of the comic, I can say that it does not come off as a blessing as a few of the residents seem to think. I would almost go as far as to say that it may in fact be a curse. Only time will tell on this story arc.
I am interested to see where the planning goes on this one, especially with a story that seems to be following a new look on a supernatural style. The artwork is solid, while being a little bit out of the ordinary, and the story itself is quite captivating, especially for a comic that I really did not hear a lot of buzz about. I am super pumped for seeing what the team can come up with for the future.