Sonitus # 1
Writers: Dan Sheppard & Cody Sousa
Artist: Cecilia Lo Valvo
Colors: Dee Cunniffe
Letters: Dezi Sienty
Publisher: Alterna Comics
A man returns to a childhood cabin that his friends and him used as their hangout. He returns to confronts his fears, but while there he discovers that the cabin is haunted and he will have to deal with his past if he is to survive to see a future.
This is my first review of a suspense/horror comic and I’m glad it was this one. Sonitus delivers on so many levels as far as a story goes and this has probably the least amount of dialogue in a comic book issue. Dan Sheppard and Cody Sousa use the element of silence in this story beautifully. The suspense builds and builds throughout the story in a way that keeps the reader on the edge of their seat and lends all sorts of thoughts to the imagination. It’s amazing how these two were able to tell a story with such little dialogue, but they do and I for one can’t wait to see what else they have in store for us.
The art by Cecilia Lo Valvo is so complimentary to the story. The rawness of it gives the story that old school scary story feel to it. The subtle colors by Dee Cunniffe lends an element of mystery to the art and makes it quite unique in my opinion.
All in all, this is one rare issue where dialogue does not rule the day but the story still comes across loud and clear. Married with a unique art style and coloring, Sonitus is one gem worth checking out.