Review: It Eats What Feeds It by Max Hoven, Aaron Crown, and Gabriel Iumazark (Illustrator) ARC

Title: It Eats What Feeds It
Author: Max Hoven, Aaron Crown, and Gabriel Iumazark (Illustrator)
Publisher: Scout Comics
Release Date: April 26th, 2022
Page Length: 80
Genre: Graphic Novel | Horror
Age Range: Adult
Rating: 3⭐

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Goodreads Synopsis:

It Eats What Feeds It is a gothic romance comic book series set in the mystic bayou of Louisiana written by Max Hoven and Aaron Crow and Illustrated by Gabriel Iumazark, published by Scout Comics.

In this grimy horror romp, Francois, a stunning middle-aged woman, has developed a worsening affliction and seeks a young caretaker to upkeep her lavish creole mansion deep in the mystic bayou of Louisiana.  Kenny, a teenage halfwit looking for a summer job, stumbles right to her doorstep. Free rent, free meals, high pay, easy work, and a provocative boss… what’s there for Kenny to refuse? Well, there’s the blood-covered kitchen spilling over with raw meat and the bolt-locked steel-plated attic door he’s restricted access to. Are these red flags worth the risk of missing out on a wild summer romance?  

Thoughts

Thanks to Edelweiss and Scout Comics for providing me with an eARC in exchange for an honest review.

Like the graphic novel, I will keep my review short and sweet in order to avoid spoilers.

This graphic novel was mainly made up of atmosphere. The story could be summed up in a sentence or two, but you can’t summarize the unsettling feeling you get from the bayou and the manor. The overall haze of the art provides the unease setting, where you know something is wrong but can’t put your finger on it.

The romance portion of the story I hesitate to classify it as that. This to me is more of a sexual horror. There are sexualized moments, but no smut, no romance. The horror though I was hooked on. I wish we had gotten more – I felt the ending was vague, leaving the reader to decide what it all means. I think a few extra pages would have been beneficial – even if it was to get some artwork to full page spreads. I thought the artwork was perfect for the genre and setting.

Overall, I enjoyed the quick horror for a little distraction during my break and it engrossed me enough to give me the unsettled feeling, but left me wanting a little more. I would love to pick up more horror from Max and I’m curious to check out more of Gabriel’s artwork!

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