A failing marriage, a teenage daughter graduating from high school and a teaching job.; while all of these may seem pretty run of the mill, when you’re an ex-monster hunter there can be far more too it than basic human instinct. In The October Faction, the new work from the team up of author Steve Niles and artist Damien Worm, a professor begins his course on the dangers of monsters and tells his class by the end of the semester they will know if monsters truly exist. A former hunter friend of his drops by, reminiscing about the old days and the final job that drew our professor into retirement. Meanwhile, the professors daughter Vivian and son Geoff are admiring a trapped monster in Geoff’s closet in an attempt to follow in their father’s footsteps.
Damien Worm’s artwork is the twisted creepy look that drew me to 30 Days of Night. With sharp features, inhuman backgrounds and dark colors, The October Faction makes the reader’s skin crawl without even trying. For the Goth kids among us (and here I raise my hand), the panels alone would make gorgeous wall art. Steve Niles, as always, impresses with the start of his story.
For the creepy kids among us, The October Faction is certainly a comic to pick up and lovingly enjoy.
The October Faction is available October 8, 2014 from IDW Publishing.