Wednesday, September 7, 2016


Witnessing savage killings at the hands of the prison's sadistic Warden and his cruel guards, an innocent man must match their brutality and confront his own horrifying past if he hopes to survive.

I received this graphic novel from the creator and publisher in exchange for an honest review.

With every comic book I review, I like to first talk about the art, because it isn't often I get to discuss my love of comic-style art on this blog. It's stark, black and white that jumps from the page (or screen) straight to your eyes. It perfectly compliments the dark, torturous tone of the story itself. It's not very detailed, leaving your mind's eye to fill in the little nuances.
The lettering as well differs in certain ways from typical comics, and I liked the way it looked, though it did occasionally hurt my eyes because I was reading on my ereader.
The story seems pretty straightforward for an asylum-centric plot. I do say "seems". The protagonist has a very disturbing past that, once you discover it, you'll want to reread the first half of the comic again, looking for little sings and things you might have missed.
Because the artistic detailing is not as broad or as colorful as other comics, the graphic murder and torture scenes are not as bad as I had expected them to be.
There were certain things I predicted (I'm awful, I always stop midway through everything I read and play Sherlock Holmes) but there was one thing I did not.
I really enjoyed the comic, just wish there was a bit more detail in some of the more horrific scenes. I hope and believe that it will be remedied in the film, which I will be watching and reviewing next week!

4/5--dark, gripping, twisting. Excellent work!

Purchase The Chair via:

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