I was immediately drawn to this book at my local comic shop by three factors. The first, and most powerful, was seeing James Tynion IV’s name on the cover. I cannot sing the praises of this man and his work enough, whether it’s for DC, Image or Boom. The second factor was the Image imprint. Image is a place where creators are free to present their creations to the world without limitations. At Image we see the work as the artists and writers intended without publisher interference. Seeing James Tynion’s name on an Image book was an easy sell. The third factor in all of this was the genre. I love horror and couldn’t wait to see what terror lied within the pages of The Closet.
The story itself is engaging and does an excellent job establishing the relationship between Thom, Maggie and Jamie. Fullerton’s art is as unconventional as the story itself. Fullerton explores the page through the issue of negative space creating a sense of pure dread as the final pages roll out.