I’m a big fan of Action Lab’s Danger Zone imprint of horror/supernatural comics, as they’re constantly showcasing books that have a unique take on their respective genres. If the zero issue of Crimson Society is any indication, this book feels like a perfect fit for the Danger Zone line.
Written by Mike Hunau with art by Carlos Trigo and Colors by Andrea Celestini, Crimson Society shows us a future world where humanity and supernatural creatures like vampires, zombies and werewolves have brokered a peace treaty, agreeing to live side by side in peace. Everyone seems happy about the agreement except Jack Crimson, a werewolf who who would rather get rid of his curse than learn to live with it. We flash forward a few years and see a structured society where unregistered supernaturals are treated like illegal immigrants, and Jack once again finds himself in trouble due to his werewolf side.
While the zero issue offers just a glimpse of what’s to come, it does a nice job of establishing the new future that Jack finds himself at odds with. The artwork is larger than life, with the team of Trigo and Celestini really having fun with the creatures in particular. Jack’s werewolf reminded me of the versions from The Howling and American Werewolf in London, which I prefer to the more human looking version from The Wolf Man.
All in all, Crimson Society #0 promises a fun series full of the kinds of monsters we grew up watching in our favorite horror movies. Count me in for the rest of the series.