Haunt Vol. 1

April 26, 2010 | Trades

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Haunt Vol. 1
Robert Kirkman, Todd McFarlane, Ryan Ottley, Greg Capullo
Image Comics
$9.99 U.S. (Paperback)
**** (out of five)

Masked hero? Check.

Urban environment? Check.

Dark tone? Check.

Wavy goop flying in every direction? Check.

Look’s like Todd McFarlane’s really back doing comics again — and using a lot of familiar elements.

The lauded Canadian creator of Spawn, also well known for his landmark run on Amazing Spider-Man (remember those wild and wavy webs?), has partnered up with all-star writer Robert Kirkman (Invincible, The Walking Dead) and the dynamic art team of Ryan Ottley (Invincible) and Greg Capullo (Spawn) as co-writer and inker in his long-awaited return to monthly comic books (though, to be fair, he’s also recently rejoined Spawn, too).

Haunt revolves around Daniel Kilgore, a disgraced priest who bonds with the spirit of his dead brother (a former secret agent) to form a powerful meta-human being. It’s a simple, yet effective, idea that delivers some highly entertaining (if gory) results, as all parts of this four-headed creative beast pull their weight.

They may even have started something that could last a while.

The question is how long McFarlane, not necessarily known for his longevity on comic series, will last?

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