Outcast has been a comic that intrigued me from the outset, mostly because I was a fan of The Walking Dead comic book. With them both being written by Robert Kirkman I thought that I would give it a try, but the only problem was I could never find the comics. I would have to travel about an hour to the nearest comic book store and they never had any of them. The closest I ever got was watching some of the first season of the show that was produced on Cinemax. The show Outcast informed me a little bit about what the comic was about.
Outcast volume 1 is issues 1- 6 of the comic book. It was written by Robert Kirkman with art by Paul Azaceta and colors by Elizabeth Breitweiser. The art is fairly striking is certain parts, but there are parts where the colors really make you feel the pain that’s happening from panel to panel. All of it supports the horror that’s been written by Kirkman. It all mixes together for a compelling horror comic.
Like any good horror story there’s a lot more to it than just the basic horror stuff. While the main through line might have to do with demonic possession, there a lot more to the story than just that. There’s also the very beginnings of an interesting take on possession and exorcism that I like so far.
Outcast volume 1 is a great start to a horror comic. From what I can remember about the show I only saw most of the first few issues adapted. I don’t know what’s keeping it from happening but I would really like to see Outcast be put on HBO Max, along with the other Cinemax shows. I give Outcast volume 1 8 demonic ravens out of 10.