¨Pixu: The Mark of Evil¨ is pure artistic genius.
Actually I tried not to avoid even reading this book - If only because I generally hate horror themed comics in general; as well as the fact that this graphic novel is illustrated in black and white. Two things in comics I try to avoid. A colorless comic takes a hell of artistic talent to make the genre workbook flow, especially with the use of shadowing. And the only notable example I can think of a horror genre comic that is more than a illustrated remake of a bad John Carpenter film with is Ben Templesmith´s ¨40 Days of Night.¨
The two-part comic serial of ¨Pixu: The Mark of Evil¨ has been released since 2008 from Dark Horse Comic Publishing, which is known as the premier publishers of horror genre comics in the industry. One friend had been continually preaching what a great title this is, and how this was the must read comic of 2008. Considering this is the same friend who liked the ¨Transformers 2¨game for XBOX 360 I did not give his opinion any serious consideration.
When the graphic novel of ¨Pixu¨ was released in July this year I bought it only because so many close friends of mine were so impressed by this title. Now I know what the ¨hype¨ is about – Pixu is the most groundbreaking horror graphic novel in years. This is far from your typical gothic masturbation trip normally seen in the horror comic genre.