Show's End #1

Writer: Anthony Cleveland Artist: Jeferson Sadzinski Publisher: Mad Cave Studios Release Date: August 14, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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Equal parts brutal and beautiful, Show's End takes place in Georgia during the1920s and follows Loralye, a 12-year-old runaway seeking refuge with a traveling group of freak show performers. At first, she isn't welcomed for being too "ordinary." But what her new found family doesn't know, is that Loralye is hiding a secret more freakish than anyone could ever imagine!

  • 10
    Sirens of Sequentials - Jul 11, 2019

    SHOWS END is giving me all of the signs I need to know this is an absolute must-buy. Put it on your pull list and support this indie team who are presenting an entertaining, thrilling and powerful tale about family, self-identity, love and the monster within us all. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Jun 22, 2019

    All in this book was an enjoyable first issue; the revelations hold true reverberations which will intrigue readers down the line. Show's End is yet another well crafted and produced book from a publisher that exudes quality. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    On Comics Ground - Elizabeth Fazzio Aug 1, 2019

    Show's End is a 'what-if' adventure into the world of the circus freak show of the 1920s, but this version goes beyond conjoined twins and the bearded lady. I'm going to forecast high levels of found-family camaraderie and a fantastical exploration of the fear of the 'other'. Between our human tendency to seek excitement though anything labeled 'outlandish' while at the same time recoiling from it, there are a multitude of avenues open to Show's End to shine a light on that particular behavioral dichotomy. Just how that will be accomplished remains to be seen, but whichever way this creative team spins it, the path is shaping up to be suspenseful and enjoyable and likely very much human in its journey. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Sep 1, 2019

    Show's End begins with an impressive debut with a great twist ending. With this new status quo defined by the end of the first chapter, I'm excited to see where the series goes next. It feels like a supernatural take on Freaks or Geek Love. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pastrami Nation - kevin hoskinson Jul 11, 2019

    The artwork and color by Jef Sanzinski and Julian Gonzalez are amazing. The look of the characters are distinct, with their big eyes and clearly defined faces. They nail the aesthetic of 1920's America, everything from the clothing and the environments. The colors are never too bright, and they feel perfect for the era.Issue #1 of Show's End is a promising beginning for a new series. It has it all: mystery, drama, adventure, monsters, freaks, and a great story. I look forward to seeing where it goes from here! Read Full Review

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