Publisher: Zenescope Entertainment
Artist: Antonio Bifulco
Writer: Joe Brusha
Release Date: 03/2016-07/2016
I love horror comics, and the gorier and more mature the better. But there also has to be a good story attached to it and Satan’s Hollow, while only running for 5 issues, doesn’t push through the story fast enough to become much more than a shrug.
The story starts out in Blue Ash, Ohio where a cult supposedly murdered people in an old underground tunnel system 20 years ago. A couple moves back to this town only to discover things get weird pretty quickly. The story accelerates fairly fast towards the end without establishing any kind of memorable characters or plot twists. The story is fairly straightforward, B-Grade-Esque, and unfulfilling. The only redeeming value is the beautiful art and crazy monsters and gore.
Is it really worth reading this comic series? Sure, as 5 issues won’t take you more than an hour or so and can be at least entertaining to look at. The one-sided characters don’t help, and sadly the monsters from hell get little face time as having absolutely zero depth to them which is quite sad as I liked the designs quite a bit.