Ice Cream Man Review

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Enter a world of sweets and terror as the Ice Cream Man becomes the source of nightmares. Image Comics creates a new ongoing series that brings out multiple elements of storytelling and world-building. 

W. Maxwell Prince writes a story full of twists as he focuses on an interdimensional being named Riccardus, a shapeshifter who takes on the form of an Ice Cream Man as he terrorizes people of a small town. 

The artwork is by Martin Morazzo. He creates solid images with realism upon the characters being facial features and emotions. Martin doesn’t clutter the panels with immense detail lines or shadows. Together these two talented creators bring about a new form of suspense, horror, and psychological torment. 

The series is built in anthology style as each issue develops a new character and situation without prior correspondence of previous events. Therefore, every chapter remains unpredictable and compelling as the protagonists encounter otherworldly obstacles. 

Riccardus takes his time with his victims as he lures innocent people with music, glowing green eyes, and ice cream. The many forms he takes within the comics range from a werewolf, crows, and a fake Superman. No one is safe as anyone can be consumed with twisted visions of death and decay. 

Elements of comedy come about as the series can be very comedic toward pop culture, including tropes of superheroes and music icons. All while maintaining a sense of horror with the fear of the unknown. 

Chris O’Halloran is the colorist that brings out the rich colors across every page of the comic books. The colors are solid in pigment and do not blend often as they complete the simple line work with brief detail. Cool colors of blue, black, and green manage to be the colors of choice throughout the series.     

I recommend this series for comic book fans who wish to step into a new direction. People who want to explore the endless possibilities of a chaotic theme and style. In the end, evil can wear a bowtie. 

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