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Lodger #1

Writer: David Lapham, Maria Lapham Artist: David Lapham Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: October 24, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 1
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A handsome drifter murders his way through the midwest while hiding in plain sight as a travel blogger, leaving families in shreds and body bags in his wake. Ricky Toledo was fifteen when she fell hard for "Dante"-until he killed her mother and got her father sent to prison for it. It's three years later, and Ricky will stop at nothing to get revenge. Lodger is a dark, grimy, psychological thriller-a game of cat and mouse between a broken young woman and a serial killer-and like all the best crime noir... a twisted love story.

A new series from Eisner Award winners David and Maria Lapham!
BLACK CROWN'S first black and white minis more

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Nov 4, 2018

    Black Crowns Lodger is a hit only one issue in, and should be on the top of your monthly reading pile for as long as it lasts. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones Oct 23, 2018

    There aren't any obvious musical signposts here. But for this hard-edged Mid-Western, my Michigander brain dredged up tracks from Ann Arbor and Detroit music titans like The Stooges and The Dirtbombs. I found the primitive, raw edges of this music fit snugly within the contours of the dull razor cuts Logder #1 left on me. It made this the most visceral experience I've had yet with Black Crown. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman's Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Oct 24, 2018

    Along with Euthanauts and House Amok, The Lodger is part of the Black Crown imprints second wave of titles, and boy is it something to behold. These are complex comic books for smart readers, and I cant recommend them all enough. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Oct 23, 2018

    Grim and mysterious, Lodger starts out like a slow walk into to the deep woods until you get to the point where you are not sure where you are, or how you got there,but the only certain way to get out is to continue going through. I think I know what is going on, but I'm not entirely sure, and that uncertainty makes for a very interesting start to something that will likely have many unexpected turns. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Anthony Composto Oct 24, 2018

    Fans of the Laphams and Stray Bullets are already going to check out Lodger. But if you're unfamiliar with their work, and especially if you're a fan of crime stories, use this as the perfect entryway into their dark, twisted, surreal world. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Oct 24, 2018

    There is an ongoing debate going on at Castle CC regarding the continued use of 22 page comics over the the graphic novel model. Now, a realist may well say that there should be room in the market place for both. But with comic shops closing or moving onto the next trend and certain publishers effectively publishing movie adverts instead of comics, the fact is that graphics may well be the next evolutionary stage. If so, books like this would suit the graphic novel model, which would allow the reader to get the whole arc in one stop. As it is, the confusing elements on show may well deter people from picking up the second issue, from a pair of fantastic, if not niche, creators. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Multiversity Comics - Jonathan O'Neal Oct 26, 2018

    May get under your skin just as easily as it may be dismissed as a book unconcerned with what readers think about it. There's an admirable quality to that, but for a first issue, it may be a foolhardy way to hook readers. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Luntman Oct 27, 2018

    Cover art plus advise from my local comic book shop (The Darl Knight) result in most of my comic purchases including this one.

    I like intrigue in my stories as much as the next person but this quickly turned into confusion which for a #1 in a series is quite off putting. The storyline and narrative are unclear at times and I found myself frowning as I tried to decode the message.

    Some of the artwork is pretty cool and detailed and I quite like a black and white comic when it suits the mood which due to the evidently dark and twisted plot it does here,

    I’ll probably give #2 a punt but if it does nothing to clear up the fog in the narrative then only the most persistent or super intelligent are likely to pe more

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