Sacred Creatures #1 REVIEW

Jul 4, 2017

Sacred Creatures #1
Image Comics

Story by: Klaus Janson, Pablo Raimondi
Art and Cover by: Pablo Raimondi
Variant Cover: Frank Miller, Klaus Janson

It is wonderful to be able to wake up, go to work, and come home everyday.  Not any worry about how the planet is being controlled, or if monsters really exist.  Because supernatural forces are not working behind the scenes, holding our world together, right?!      That is what Josh Miller thought, before he meets a young member of this powerful group.  All Josh was worrying about was his coming child, now he has police pointing guns at him, and there is blood on his hands.

What is happening in New York City?  Klaus Janson and Pablo Raimondi introduce us to the supernatural forces maintaining the fragile balance of power in this world.  In this super-sized first issue (over 60 pages) we get just a taste of what is really going on.  They guide us through this world with Josh Miller, a nobody as far as the city is concerned.  All he wants to do is get a good job and be able to support his family, but things are not going as planned.

The story is very solid in this issue.  Janson and Raimondi do a lot to introduce the characters and the world we are being dropped into.  The art does leave me wanting, though.  There does not seem to be a real set style here.  It goes from gritty, near realistic features, to looking like it came from a show like Archer.  Sometimes these styles share the same panel.  I thought that it may only be for the “sacred creatures” at first, sadly there is no consistency there.  I cannot wait til the next issue, but only because I am very interested in the characters.  This would have worked just as well, if not better, as a novel.

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