From Image Comics, Michael Moreci, Steve Seeley, Axel Medellin, Charo Solis, Jim Campbell, and Sean Dove
Picking up where the previous issue left off, #7 focuses on two characters specifically; Ken and Donovan. Ken has been captured by the gnomes and the creature which adorns the stunning cover of this issue of Hoax Hunters (Look above!). This creature turns out to have suffering’s best interests at heart and knows exactly how to get to…everyone.
A lot of Ken Cadaver’s past is explored as a means of suffering in this issue. While he’s not subject to physical pain, Ken is vulnerable to telepathic attack. We learn that Ken used to take the name of Jeffries before the experiment at NASA; his immortality is examined through the death of loved ones, and past scenes from various time periods. The emotional pain, coupled with the telepathic, make it particularly powerful and moving where the character of Ken is concerned. The flip side of this is Donovan who has become more mysterious, even monstrous toward issue’s end. Everything here connects to him, including the cover creature. The reader may be able to discern that he’s been jumping dimensions, especially with the friendly reminder that the reader gets to check issue #4. While we don’t know his end game just yet, we do know that shit has hit the fan big time, and that all doors lead to him. If that’s not enough, our Hoax Hunters still have 2/3rds of the Hoax Hunters Hunters team to deal with. To keep information from getting out into the public. Easier said than done.
The Hoax Hunter’s team (Michael Moreci, Steve Seeley, and Axel Medellin) pump out another great issue of what has become one of the industry’s most reliable titles. Month-in and month-out, this team dazzles the senses, with thought provoking story telling and art that makes this book believable to a people, precise about their world and skeptical about the strange. What this book really is is the beginning of a giant wave, the take off of three great, young careers in the comic industry. It’s only a matter of time before all three of these names become household to comic book fans. Hoax Hunters proves that every month.