Welcome To Hoxford #1

Welcome To Hoxford #1

Writer: Ben Templesmith Artist: Ben Templesmith Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: August 13, 2008 Critic Reviews: 2
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Part 1 of 4: Raymond Delgado isn’t welcome at all. Rather, he’s the newest inmate at the Hoxford Correctional Facility and Mental Institution. He has no hope of release, parole, rehabilitation, or decent conversation. On a good day, he’ll tell you he’s Zeus and only bite your arm off. Literally. On a bad day, you won’t have time to scream to the prison guard for help. And why are people always transferred into Hoxford, but no records show anyone ever transferring back out?

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Paul Brian McCoy Aug 15, 2008

    This is not a book for everyone. It is a book for me, though. Ben Templesmith may be a genius. Or maybe a savant. I'm not sure, after following him on Twitter for a while. Either way, I loved this book. I loved the use of color, the use of shadow, and the multimedia approach that provides the finishing touches to some of the most liberated and explosive pen and ink work in comics today. I love the absolute disinterest in playing nice and making something mainstream marketable. Turns out there just may be a market for mad, biting bastards and werewolf prison guards. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Kyle Posluszny Aug 16, 2008

    There are really two ways one can look at a book like Welcome To Hoxford. On one hand it can be considered a shallow, empty, and, ultimately, unnecessary addition to the horror genre because there seems to be limited storytelling potential. On the other hand, one can dive into the thick atmosphere and unsavory characters because, to my knowledge, there aren't many books like this available. Templesmith is a proven storyteller so, for the time being, I am going to give him the benefit of the doubt and enjoy Welcome To Hoxford for what it is (instead of worrying about what it might be). Read Full Review

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