Albert Einstein once said, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting the same results. By this definition, the creative team on Severed is Aileen Wuornos crazy. Check the hyperlink and you will see that’s not a good thing.
Starting at the very cover the same styling is repeated in this book as it has been the past five issues. There’s the torn cover to signify the Salesman biting through it with his sharpened teeth.
Then there’s the same bisected frame of the Salesman driving his car. I complained about the ill-structured trick when used in issue 5. The art is okay. Some of the illustrations of the Salesman kind of remind me of the Crypt-Keeper from EC Comics’ Tales from the Crypt.
This issue’s story continues Jack’s journey with the Salesman. After a fight with the creepy old man who has teeth filed down so he can eat babies, Jack traps the man in a house and absconds with the car.
The lad finds his father’s house, but there’s a dark secret waiting for him there.
Like the last issue, there’s not enough horror to be a fun horror book. And there’s not much else circulating to keep me interested. When I reviewed issue 5, I though that this story may be too broad to encapsulate within the comic medium. Now I think that it’s like the dud firework in the great big package that only shits a few sparks when lit.
Writers: Scott Snyder and Scott Tuft Artist: Attila Futaki Colorist: Greg Guilhamond Publisher: Image Comics Price: $3.99 Release Date: 1/11/12