Monday, October 18, 2010

Strange Embrace #4 (of 8)

Strange Embrace #4 - Comic of the DayNot a fan. But to be fair, I had no idea what was going on.

Thanks to Mike Wellman and Richard Starkings of Comicraft, I had the opportunity to read one part of the horror tale that is Strange Embrace...for free. A free comic book on a day other than free comic book day? It must be good. Okay, enough of the mocking. Wellman and Starkings are stand-up gents whom I'm sure had no idea I would not be into the book at all. With that said, they need to earn back my trust in a big way.

Getting to the actual comic of the day, Strange Embrace #4 has the main character dealing with some personal issues, but not really. His relationship with his wife and father become strained yet he does nothing about it. Instead, as we find out at the end of the issue, he does strange ritualistic things alone in the back-room of his father's shop with strange African artifacts. I mean...that's what I do when I'm going through some shit.

I think the genre or style of comic book isn't my cup of tea. I like mainstream titles, superhero books and the occasional noir private detective book. It's hard for me to embrace an Image title which features a naked guy with nails through his skin (including his nipples) on the cover.

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