Something Wicked 2019 (FutureQuake/£6.50)
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Another compilation of short stories from small press publisher Future Quake, Something Wicked is a anthology of short horror stories like it's sister publication FutureQuake. Like all anthologies the art & writing are a mix of styles with some a lot better than others. Some stories will always be a question of personal taste. Some appeal and some don't. That's the nature of the beast.
There are a total of 18 stories in this volume which at the price is a good value comic. It's in black & white, which frankly I have always preferred for horror stories. These become more "atmospheric" though there will always be exceptions says the Vampirella fan!
Setting the scene is the first shocker a gambling story, Sense of Worth which really does have a moral and it ain't having a drink with Brucie if the cards ain't right. A good starter by Dominic Teague with art from Will Pickering.
Other stories that caught my attention were Children of the Night, A Zombie Calls, Euryales Progress, Adoption and Today's the Day. Overall an interesting if mixed package of stories. There are a couple of naff stories but overall worth buying. I will certainly consider a couple of back issues that are still available.
Available from: www.futurequake.co.uk/something-wicked
Rating: 3 Stars
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