The Replacer #1
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The Replacer #1

Writer: Zac Thompson Artist: Arjuna Susini Publisher: Aftershock Comics Release Date: April 24, 2019 Cover Price: $7.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 3
9.7Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

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The 1990's. Tragedy strikes the Beharrell family in the form of a debilitating stroke. Now the youngest child in the family is convinced his paralyzed father didn't truly fall ill but is pos-sessed by something sinister. He believes a demon, THE REPLACER, has come to take away his jolly, agreeable, tech-obsessed Dad. But no one seems to see the monster - and with every passing day, his father falls deeper into the clutches of evil.
Based on Zac Thompson's true story of coming to terms with a disabled parent, THE RE-PLACER is a complete 64-page graphic meditation on loss, tragedy and fear told through the eyes of a nine-year-old - a horror more

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Kate Snchez Jun 11, 2019

    For readers who have experienced this kind of trauma, this is a must-read. In some ways, it gives those of us who have lived through similar situations a vocabulary to discuss it. The Replacer is a read I highly recommend. It is deep, dark, and gut-wrenching. This graphic novella uses horror as it's intended to be used. It tells us something about ourselves, our concerns, our fears, and ultimately how all of those are not always what they seem. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Apr 28, 2019

    The Replacer will break your heart. It's a comic that everyone can relate to, even if you haven't experienced something like this. Writer Zac Thompson frames a family tragedy through the eyes of a young boy. There's a deep, personal feel to this story. While you might guess as to whether or not the demon exists, part of you will pray that it's real so that there's some semblance of hope that Marcus' father can come out of this. Sometimes real life is scarier than the supernatural. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Apr 4, 2019

    Managing to be both an unsettling horror story and an insightful look at the impact disability can have on the family of the disabled person, THE REPLACER is an utterly essential read. AfterShock Comics are absolutely knocking it out of the park with their original graphic novel offerings so far, and this deeply affecting and genuinely uncomfortable horror tale may be the best so far. Read Full Review

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