Fast And Easy Recommendation: Holliston: Friendship Is Tragic
The characters from the TV series appear in this brand new stand-alone adventure, being brought to comics for the very first time. Adam, Joe, Corri, and Laura are about to discover just what their friendship can handle when Adam finds a cursed credit card and buys his friends some Halloween gifts. The presents are perfect… a little too perfect. Soon, mad killers, giant monsters, and evil aliens are on the loose, as well as the deadliest threat of all: success! Will the gang sell out? Will they ever speak to each other again? What’s the return policy for cursed credit card purchases? Find out in Holliston: Friendship is Tragic!
I’ve never watched the TV show Holliston that this comic is based off of. So, I wasn’t too sure what this story was going to be like. I was quite surprised by this comic; it was pretty funny and a fast read.
I’m not the biggest horror guy, so I think some of the references might have gone over my head. But the ones I did catch were enjoyable and well done.
Writer, Greg Wright, creates an outrageous (in a good way) story with this non-stop joyride. The two main characters, Adam and Joe, are aspiring horror filmmakers who find a cursed pre-paid credit card. This credit card couldn’t come at a better time for the goofy twosome.
Joe thinks they could use the card to bankroll their Halloween party with Lauren (Adam’s girlfriend) and Corri (Joe’s crush). What could go wrong? Well trust me, plenty.
The art of Stephen Sharar has a cartoony style that fits in really well with this story. He also does a really good job with conveying the humor through the art. If it wasn’t done correctly, it could’ve really messed up the book. But thankfully, we don’t have to worry about that with this comic.
This was just about as an unknown property to me as I’ve ever come across; with me not being familiar with any of the creators involved or the show the book is based on (the TV show seems to have a bit of a cult following).
With that being said, I didn’t feel like I was lost with anything going on; that’s a sign of good storytelling. It has also got me interested in checking out the show. So, good job on them for being able to cross entertainment mediums so well.
As I said earlier, I’m not much of a horror guy. But I think if you’re a fan of the genre and some of the fun horror stereotypes/parody type things, you’ll really like this book. And I feel I would’ve enjoyed it much more if I were more familiar with the characters and their universe. Even so, I found this to be a very fun read anyway.
Holliston, Friendship Is Tragic gets…
3 Out of 5 Whiskey Shots
Holliston is created by Adam Green. Written by Greg Wright (Monstrous, Wild Bullets, Last Monster Standing), with pencils and inks by Stephen Sharar (Up the River, Wild Bullets), and colors and letters by Joshua Werner (Zombie Rush: Riot, Jack of Spades, The Creepshow in Necrogeddon).