We return to the mind of Caleb Thusat and experience the grim times of World War II. We enter the world of Nook, a creepy ghost story but a chilling reminder of those who attempt to escape the grasps of Nazi Germany. From what history tells us, the war started in 1939 and Britain and France just declared war against Germany. Taking place during that year, we find a family of three fleeing to France to escape the gruesome reality of what is happening in their German homeland. Once at their new but dilapidated home, the daughter Avery's spots a cat. Constantly chasing after the cat, Avery's innocence will soon disappear as everything goes amiss. Noises and shadows around the home appear to be an omen at first, but the true horror drives up to the house instead of coming from within. But there is more than there seems to appear with Nook the cat as it is accompanied by the soul of a young girl that hides in the spandrel room under the stairs. Only time will tell what will occur with this girl and which direction it takes the story.
Released in 2018, Nook issue one is a 32-page black and white story that oozes a sorrow and woeful atmosphere from every angle. Written and created by Caleb Thusat, Nook's writing has accomplished its purpose and swallowed us into its domain. Thusat has the ability to merge sinister events with the innocence of a young child exploring a new home. Nook Issue One brings many questions to the table as it feeds the readers with just bits of information throughout the dialogue. The art by Marcello Biott complements the story in every way. It not only shows the sorrow the writing already provides but increases it with its art style, use of shadows, and the placement of the narrative and ghostly child throughout the issue. Readers can check out Village Comics' Patreon page and/or grasp a copy of Nook Issue One at Village Comics. On March 3rd, Caleb Thusat will be running the Kickstarter for the complete hardcover trade, so make sure to save it and keep an eye out!
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