Sunday, October 6, 2013

Longbox of the Damned: Children of the Grave



Longbox of the Damned 06. ‎

11 comments:

Lazoor said...

Ooooh, now you've got me curious . . .

WoodBuzz said...

Damn lewis you kinda creepy with that last laugh there and now I'm intrigued as to what horrors tomorrows comic will unfold

Information Geek said...

Oh hey, it's one of those books Waltz sent you a while back (I was recently watching your review of Silent Hill: Past Life #1 and saw the cover for this book in the opening). Nice to hear its good.

Tyler said...

And together we can be Undead Justice.

LucasChad said...

I'm getting ready for your new batch of Halloween videos tonight by watching last year' sold batch! I have a feeling that this year's videos will surpass last year's!

Anonymous said...

I admit I don't think I like the name "Orphan-1" especially for an army unit ,but I still think you should add it to the list of names better than "the Ravagers"

Djiinnrae said...

Oh my God. A comic that appears to characterize military personnel well and doesn't turn them into either idiots or complete villains that's still horrific in a way? Could it really be true? (Of course, in my opinion, the only way to make a truly ghastly story of war is to make it character-centric.... Well, okay, another way would be to just make a showcase of artists' renditions of things that actually happened, but that would just be in poor taste no matter how it's handled.)

Moarte's subdued laugh is just delightful, ha ha. Anyway, I'm definitely going to try to track this comic down.

Movie-Brat said...

Now this one has my curiosity, I want to see how that story ends.

Anonymous said...

the end of this episode reminds me of Batman Beyond - Return of the Joker. your closing line basically amounted to "oh, what the heck, i'll laugh anyway." nice.

Cat C said...

Thought this ep handled the heavier nature of the comic well, nicely done.

Not sure I'm gonna read this one, though, the horrors of war isn't the type of scare I usually want to read about.

Ironic considering how many old school WW2 movies I like but those tended to show war differently.

This was a really good episode of LotD.
@dragons_dusk

rdfox said...

Nicely done, Lewis. A potentially touchy subject, handled with grace, intelligence, and respect.

And I almost think Moarte's little chuckle there at the end is even scarier than his malevolent cackle.

The horrors of war are a subject that, while requiring a talented creative team--and probably creators who have been in combat--to handle properly, is rich with potential for drama, commentary on the human psyche, and psychological horror. (Indeed, the entire "survival horror" genre could be seen as putting a politically-acceptably "non-military" spin on giving the general public a taste of what soldiers feel in combat.)

Too often, attempts to mine the horror potential in war stories are botched badly by creators who aren't capable of maintaining the required balance, resulting in exploitative violence pornography instead. This, however, appears to be an excellent take on the subject, and I'll make a note to try and find a copy somewhere.