Posted by Decapitated Dan On 8:40 AM
Issues: Hoax Hunter’s Part 1 – Part 6
Writers: Michael Moreci, Steve Seeley
Artist: JM Ringuet
Letters: Jim Campbell
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: 2011
“Chupacabra. Yeti. The Montauk Monster. All the creatures of folklore, legend, and Internet fame–what if they were real? They’d be made to appear fake by a reality TV show, of course! HOAX HUNTERS is that show, though to their viewing audience, their goal is the exact opposite: seeking out YouTube sensations, tabloid creatures, and reported monsters and proving them to be false. The HOAX HUNTERS demonstrate that the truth isn’t out there.”
Artwork: 4.5 out of 5
Magnificent! I think that describes Ringuet’s style quite well. He seems to have a great grasp on being able to create the right image to put that fear into the reader. The colors on these stories are great and overall it just looks fantastic. Half man half (read it to find out) is creepy as hell folks.
Story: 4.5 out of 5
Moreci and Seeley are doing an awesome job on this back up story, which is why I needed to make sure to review 1-6. The writing is on point, with an awesome concept, that is being executed perfectly. The guys are able to take 2-3 pages per issue and tell a story that leaves you wanting more every single time.
Dying Breath: 4.5 out of 5
The only downside to these stories is that you get 2-3 pages at a time. Image should take this half way mark, and just give this story a one shot. Get the ball rolling already. Awesome art and a creepy storyline, and I’ve only read 13 pages. If your reading Hack/Slash you need to be reading this back up, if you’re not reading H/S then you need to pick it up and read this story anyways.