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Saturday, March 26, 2022

Celia’s Comic Review: The Me You Love in the Dark – A Haunting Awaits You…

The Me You Love In The Dark #1 (of 5)
Aug 4, 2021
Creators: Skottie Young, Jorge Corona
Diamond ID: JUN210046
Image Comics
Genre: paranormal romance, ghosts
Age Rating: M
31 pages
Writer SKOTTIE YOUNG (I HATE FAIRYLAND, Deadpool, Strange Academy) and artist JORGE CORONA (NO. 1 WITH A BULLET, Super Sons, Feathers) follow up their critically acclaimed series MIDDLEWEST with a brand-new haunting tale. An artist named Ro retreats from the grind of the city to an old house in a small town to find solace and inspiration without realizing the muse within is not what she expected. Fans of Stephen King and Neil Gaiman will enjoy this beautiful, dark, and disturbing story of discovery, love, and terror.

I like a good ghost story, and this first issue of “The Me You Love in the Dark” sets me up to look forward to precisely that from the entire series. The opening hook is a classic thriller set-up: struggling artist Ro Meadows rents a haunted house, of course. Poor Ro doesn’t really believe in ghosts, but hey, if it exists, maybe it will help with her creative block. Or, maybe not…

The story provides us with some standard (and fun!) beats we expect from the genre, and the art totally dishes up a spooky atmosphere. There’s also a clever use of silence and sound that ramps up the thrill of this haunting tale (no spoilers; you’ll see what I mean when you read it).

All in all, an enjoyable ghost story. I look forward to reading the rest of the series.

4 Sheep

Guest Reviewer: Author Celia Breslin
Celia writes urban fantasy and romance and likes to spend tons of time reading comics, binge-watching fantasy/sci-fi TV and movies, and playing video and board games with her family.

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