I reviewed Final Boy #1 recently and, in my own words, found it to be ‘this is a well constructed and impressive debut for an indie comic; Final Boy should endear itself to lovers of classic 70s and 80s slasher movies without any trouble at all.’
The first issue is currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter; the various pledge levels allow backers to secure themselves digital or physical issues of the comic, as well as having the option of signed copies (and a cover variant is on offer too).
The creative team have done a great job with Final Boy, so it’s well worth checking out if slasher movies are your thing. Writer Sam Carter is, by his own admission, obsessed with slasher movies – so it comes as no surprise that the trope-heavy comic replicates the feel of the genre so well (this authenticity even stretches to some strikingly unsubtle, bad taste imagery in a panel or two).
Artist Marlon Souza also does some great work, particularly with the gore and the design of The Avatar – Final Boy’s villain, who makes a bit of a left turn from the puritanical rules of the genre towards the end of this issue. Sam Carter also assures me that the seven issue first arc does move away from being so reliant on the genre’s tropes as the story continues.
If you’d like to back Final Boy Issue #1, you can do so on Kickstarter here. If the campaign is successful, both digital and physical copies of the comic should be ready to send by October this year. Best of luck to Sam and the team on the campaign!
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