Published on May 1st, 2023 | by Tim Chuma
A Legacy Of Violence Vol. 1 Review (2023)
Summary: Plays out like a cheap sleazy horror movie but if that's what you want go straight ahead. Anyone else maybe have a look first and see if it is right for you.
Cheap 'n' sleazy
Hoping to recover from a recent trauma Dr. Nicholas Shaw joins a humanitarian outfit in Honduras, only to run into a local psycho who is dismembering the locals. Somehow this is connected to a trauma from his childhood and the killer takes a shine to him in more ways than one.
This is set up like a sleazy cheap horror movie but you can see the twist coming a mile off. How much you will get out of it depends on how much you like horror stories and this sort of set up. While I did not find much personally in this one a lot of people may like it. Depends on your mindset and if you are prepared for things to be a bit rough going into it.
As I have said before it is hard to do something totally new in horror after all this time so everything has to be influenced by something. Only thing with this one it is a bit too obvious from the start what is going to happen.
The artwork does really suit the story and comes across as cheap and lurid therefore suiting this type of story. You can imagine the cheap newsprint this would be printed on. This would have been printed after the comics code had expired and not before as the older ones don’t actually show that much.
The story does seem very retro without all the things that make it boring these days like all the pop culture references. There always has to be something to explain why someone doesn’t call on a mobile or make an update on their social media.
I would recommend this one to people how want an original horror themed story and not part of a franchise but maybe have a look through it first before you buy.
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Andrea Mutti
Letterer: Rus Wooton
Publisher: Mad Cave Studios
Publication Date: April 5, 2023