Advanced Comic Review: Crawl to Me #4

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I always dread the final act in any horror story I’m invested in, whether it’s a movie, comic, or novel.

One of my pet peeves in the horror genre is the apparent inability to bring closure to the ending. I’ve studied horror and the biggest fault I often find is this: Although set up on a great premise and a totally original idea, the vast majority of horror flicks (and comics and novels) fizzle out at the ending (if you can even call it that). But as a horror fan, nothing makes me happier when a writer actually concludes their horror story and has it make sense.

Crawl to Me #4 does exactly that. Alan Robert closes the story with a more than satisfactory conclusion that actually makes sense.

I have so thoroughly enjoyed Robert’s Crawl To Me and have to say I’m a bit sad that it’s coming to an end with Crawl to Me #4, hitting shelves around the world on November 9th.

Robert has put together a four-issue, horror miniseries that has kept me guessing the entire journey. Following the main protagonist Ryan, we’ve been introduced to his wife Jess, their baby Grace, and the family dog, Max. From the first issue, Ryan was violently thrown down the proverbial rabbit hole into a world of insanity and haunting.

Robert is a true master of horror with his story and art. His art has a mood and style to it that suits the disturbing nature of his stories. Bat the important thing is, Robert has figured out the science and magic of Crawl to Me’s universe, which is a key factor to a great horror story.

And although I’m sad to see Crawl to Me close with issue four, I think of something my dear old ma used to say: “When God closes a door, He opens a window,” or some such nonsense. My point being, Now that Crawl to Me is finished (or will be when issue four comes out on November 9th) I am really looking forward to what’s next from the twisted and broken mind of Alan Robert, one of my new favorite horror writers.

As I said, IDW’s Crawl to Me #4 is released November 9th (mark it in your calender, dammit!) and I can’t encourage you enough to pick up a copy. Oh and keep an eye out for the brain-popping alternate covers by Menton3.

And don’t feel intimidated if you haven’t read any of the previous issues. You have a few weeks until issue four comes out, so you have time to speak with your local comic book shop and get your hands on the first three issues.

Read and enjoy.

There are 2 comments.

  1. Jeannie Jeannie said on October 24, 2011 at 7:27 am

    Creepiest. Cover. Ever.

    I love good scary. Sadly SO much of it is bad scary. Do you know if this will be released as a graphic novel?

  2. Big Tim Big Tim said on October 24, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    I had the opportunity to actually speak to Alan Robert and he told me that it will be released in a collection, but doesn’t know when yet.

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