Chuck Frenzy’s deal with dark and terrifying forces – which has given him the spotlight and championship belt that he’s craved for so long – continues to produce horrific consequences for those in his orbit…and it’s way past the point of no return now.
It’s another great chapter of this 80s set reimagining of Macbeth, which combines the dark witchcraft of the Scottish Play with an unlikely backdrop: professional wrestling. John Lees has a real ear for genuine wrestling lingo and the way that wrestlers covertly communicate during a match; despite the supernatural elements and fairly extreme gore, it does feel as if the tale is based somewhat in reality. Alex Cormack delivers once more with the visuals; there’s some genuinely excellent page layouts here, with great representations of matches and that aforementioned gore. It’s not called The Crimson Cage for nothing…that lurid blood seems to get everywhere!
There’s an absolutely stunning sequence in this issue that gave me palpitations and totally blew me away; to go into more detail would spoil it, but just trust me – you should definitely be reading this comic. It’s fantastic stuff, even if you don’t have any interest in the wrestling setting of the story; it’s an effectively creepy, brilliantly told story regardless of where you stand on its subject matter.
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