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Review – Refrigerator Full of Heads #1

Review - Refrigerator Full of Heads #1

Review – Refrigerator Full of Heads #1

Writer: Rio Youers

Artist: Tom Fowler

Lettering: Andworld Design

Publisher: DC Comics

Release Date: October 20, 2021

Variant Cover: Sam Wolfe Connelly

Review - Refrigerator Full of Heads #1

Issue #1

Read our review of the amazing Basketful of Heads here

Hill House Comics is back and heads are going to roll for making readers wait! The new wave of titles begins with a rancid return trip to bloody Brody Island. For a year now, the mysterious axe that unleashed pandemonium during the hurricane of ’83 has waited at the bottom of the bay but nothing that powerful stays buried. Brody Island has new visitors, and a new sheriff in town, too—not to mention a dangerous great white shark spotted in its waters—and when vacationing couple Calvin Beringer and Arlene Fields find themselves on the wrong side of Brody’s unsavoury elements, their beachcombing will turn up something a lot sharper than sea glass…

Crime novelist Rio Youers joins forces with artist Tom Fowler to unleash a gonzo grindhouse expansion on the lore of the original Basketful of Heads!

Writer: Rio Youers

You never know that you miss something till it isn’t there and Basketful of Heads was definitely missed after its fresh take on the Final Girl and Slasher tropes two years ago.

The issue starts with a violent robbery in Lauren Country, California back in 1983. Armed robbers hold a family at gunpoint looking for the mysterious Norse dagger of Fenrir. The dagger paralyses the person but doesn’t kill them. Things get out of hand and let’s just say no one gets out of there alive.

Next year, Calvin and Arlene rent a boathouse on Brody Island but a run-in with some bikers leads to Calvin finding the axe from BoH, but they really should have listened to the owner’s warning about the great white shark.

Youers adds a fresh new aspect to the beloved Joe Hill script and there’s loads of nostalgia, gore and lots and lots of chomping

Artist: Tom Fowler

Fowler sets out his stall as a gory artist early in the issue with a shocking five-page robbery where the sons face becomes a jigsaw after a shotgun blast, immediately followed by a beautiful silhouette of the daughter shot through the back of her head.

The final pages with the shark attack are also a masterpiece in lettering from the amazing Andworld Design chomping away that the very edges of the pages.

Overall Thoughts

We’re going to need a bigger book! Vicious, disgusting and hilarious debut to what could become an anthology. I can’t wait for the tale of the evil soup spoon of Loki in a future book.

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