Exodus: Tales of the Damned #1
Illustrated by: Luis Guaragna
Cover Art by: Ryan Christensen
Written by: Ian Edington
Release date: November 8, 2023
*Minor Spoilers Ahead
In the bone-chilling first issue of Tales of The Damned, a teenage girl goes missing after becoming obsessed with “The Wavelength,” a mysterious signal coming from an elusive radio station. Her protective older sister’s search leads to an abandoned town, where she not only unravels the mystery of her sister’s disappearance but also of the cursed music behind it…The Tempo of the Damned.
Exodus: Tales of the Damned #1, brought to life by the brilliant minds at Opus Comics, is an unmissable gem in the world of graphic storytelling. Written by the talented Ian Edington, adorned with mesmerizing art by Luis Guaragna, and featuring a captivating cover by Ryan Christensen, this first issue is nothing short of a chilling masterpiece.
As a long-time fan of the legendary band Exodus, with fond memories of their live performance in 1987 alongside Anthrax and Celtic Frost at the iconic Cameo Theater in Miami Beach, Florida, I was more than eager to dive into this dark and enchanting tale. And it did not disappoint!
In the opening installment of “Tales of The Damned,” we are introduced to a haunting narrative that grips your imagination from the very first page. The story revolves around a teenage girl who vanishes into the abyss of “The Wavelength,” an enigmatic signal emanating from an elusive radio station. Her protective older sister embarks on a desperate quest to unveil the secrets behind her sibling’s mysterious disappearance.
What follows is a descent into a world of eerie intrigue, an abandoned town shrouded in shadows, and a cursed melody known as “The Tempo of the Damned.” Ian Edington’s storytelling prowess shines, seamlessly blending the supernatural with human emotions, keeping readers on the edge of their seats throughout.
Luis Guaragna’s art is a feast for the eyes, visually complementing the eerie atmosphere of the narrative. The illustrations are rich in detail, and Guaragna’s skillful rendering of characters and environments breathes life into this dark, mysterious world. Every page is a visual treat that adds depth and dimension to the story.
The cover art by Ryan Christensen is a compelling prelude to the eerie and captivating world you’re about to explore. It beckons you to open the book and get lost in the sinister beauty of this tale, as if it were a classic Metal band album cover just asking for you to notice the awesome art that made you buy the album back in the day even if you had never even heard of the band.
Exodus: Tales of the Damned #1 is an extraordinary blend of storytelling and artistry, a perfect fusion of the supernatural and the human experience. It’s a must-read for fans of the macabre, those who crave thrilling mysteries, and, of course, all devoted followers of Exodus. Opus Comics has given us a tantalizing taste of a story that will undoubtedly keep us craving for more. Don’t miss this chilling journey into the unknown—grab your copy now and let “The Tempo of the Damned” consume you!
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