Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Demons of Sherwood

There's only about 18 pages done so far, but Bo Hampton's Demons of Sherwood over at ComicMix is off to a chilling, exciting start. After a brief re-introduction to the Robin Hood legend, the story picks up with a mob of villagers chasing a gypsy girl through Sherwood. They think she's in league with the Devil, but they quickly discover something truly demonic in the forest mists.

Bo Hampton is a master horror illustrator. His work is beautiful on its own, but he also knows exactly how to present a scene for maximum creepy. I've been a big fan of his adaptation of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow for a long time and it's great to see him back at comics with Demons of Sherwood. He opens the story with a thrilling, scary chase scene (the villagers are portrayed almost like serial killers, which is a fantastic take on them) and doesn't waste any time getting to even greater chills.

I have no idea where it's headed, but I'm excited to find out. It's free to read, so click the link above and check it out.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for getting the word out,Michael!! It helps more than you know!
Bo Hampton

Michael May said...

Wow! Hey, Bo! It's my absolute pleasure.


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