False Positive, an ongoing collection of short stories by Mike Walton, came recommended to me by a friend who described them as chilling vignettes of mystery and horror akin to the twilight-zone. As it turns out, when it comes to horror and surprise twists, Walton pulls no punches as these brief scenes will thrill and terrify you, not only twisting the knife, but throwing it from a completely unseen angle as well.
A Heads Up. Last week I discovered a laudable graphic novel worth mentioning.
A God Somewhere. Written by John Arcudi best known for his work on The Mask and B.P.R.D. and art by Peter Snejberg (Preacher, Books of Magic). I dug the art. Previously unfamiliar with Snejberg’s stylized and austere work, I found it to be perfectly cast for presenting this story.
The book is a quick and satisfying read. A brutal and human story (terms not mutually exclusive). It offers an entertaining take on the corruption of power paradigm via a contemporary super-powers fable.
“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” -Baron John Acton 1887
Check it out… unless you don’t like to read good graphic novels.