Twisted Dark is not a superhero comic. It’s exactly what one would expect from its title: Twisted Dark. Twisted Dark is a collection of 11 stories, all written by Neil Gibson with art by various talents. It is an experience that I wasn’t prepared for. Each story tells a different tale, each with its own twist. Twisted Dark is done in black and white, and for stories like this, I truly believe that the lack of color helps. It adds to the mystique to the book. Each tale is well-drawn but. trust me, the appeal of this book is Neil’s stellar writing. What I enjoyed about the book is that it really plays with your expectations. Each time I started a tale, I would attempt to figure out what the twist would be. I had some success sometimes, but not as often as I would have thought. One story in particular titled “A Lighter Point” really got me hooked, which was a story of slavery in the modern world and also shows the abuse of power. The art really excels in this story. The stories all have one thing in common, a twist, which becomes almost routine. Putting that slight problem aside is easy; the stories are short enough that the payoff is quick and still enjoyable. I’m certain that a craftsman like Gibson will have matured his style of writing as time progresses making each story even more enjoyable and unpredictable. The tales are not child friendly and are aimed at a more mature audience. The book is also relatively inexpensive on Amazon. You get quality for that price, including the fact that the book has over 200 pages. This is a book that any fan of darker stories will want on their shelf.
Review: Twisted Dark Vol. 1 is a book that any fan of darker stories would want