Billy the Kid's Old Timey Oddities and the Orm of Loch Ness #1

Billy the Kid's Old Timey Oddities and the Orm of Loch Ness #1

Writer: Eric Powell Artist: Kyle Hotz Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: October 17, 2012 Critic Reviews: 6
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The world believes the notorious outlaw Billy the Kid was killed by Pat Garrett, the Kid is very much alive, the hired gun of a traveling spectacle of biological curiosities—or “freaks,” as Billy calls them. Billy and crew head to Loch Ness to rescue their lizard-skinned comrade from Count Dracula.

  • 10
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Oct 17, 2012

    "To be blunt. There is something really wrong with Eric Powell, Tracy Marsh, and Kyle Hotz and it shows in Orm of Loch Ness #1. And I really wouldn't want it any other way. In fact, stop reading this review and go out there and get this comic. Seriously. Stop reading and go buy this book! You'll thank (or hate) me later. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Oct 22, 2012

    However, say you’re not much of a reader. That’s cool, because the art in this comic is ridiculous. Don’t get overly despondent, but Powell isn’t the artist. Kyle Holtz is, and he kicks huge amounts of ass. There is a wisp of what Powell does in Holtz’s work on this book, but Holtz also adds the flavor of old time EC Comics like The Haunt Of Fear, Tales From The Crypt or Vault Of Horror. Holtz’ thick lines and serious love of inks has that same in-your-face presence as the EC stuff, plus the art is always moving - every panel feels like it’ll jump off the page. Powell and Holtz have created words, plot and art that is as hateful as it is excellent and I am all on board for it. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Matt Sargeson Oct 23, 2012

    Making a welcome return, Billy The Kid's Old Timey Oddities and the Orm of Loch Ness brings a sense of adventure and humour to a backdrop of horror. For readers looking for creepy thrills, Dark Horse Comics has often been called home and this book would sit neatly alongside any Mignolaverse titles one might find on their pull list. If any criticism can be made, it's that in contrast to the prior instalments this entry is slightly less stand-alone and definitely benefits from having read the last two volumes. Still that's another gripe that comic fans are usually happy to live with: digging into trade paperbacks to be brought up to speed – especially when the pay-off is as sweet as this. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Ed Allen Oct 16, 2012

    Even if you haven’t read the previous miniseries, Billy the Kid’s Old Timey Oddities and The Orm of Loch Ness #1 is definitely worth your time. Powell and Hotz will hit you with a one-two combo of a fast paced story told through fantastic artwork and I have no doubt that you’ll enjoy your purchase. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bloody Disgusting - George Shunick Oct 19, 2012

    Billy the Kids Old Timey Oddities #1 is a solid comic book that shows promise for a larger arc. While this issue is good and not great, it is a highly enjoyably twisted read with some talented moody artwork. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Oct 16, 2012

    Now to be fair, this is just the 1st issue, so maybe the best is yet to come. However, my theory with horror comics is that in order to hook in the reader immediately, the first issue has to go for the jugular and not say “That’ll do pig” Read Full Review

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