Saturday 22 August 2020

Graphic Novel: Moon Lake by Dan Fogler ★★☆☆☆

Moon Lake by Dan Fogler | Graphic Novel Review

Horror is meant to push you out of your comfort zone. It's meant to be creepy and unsettling and often toes the line between exhilaration and plain fear. Sometimes horror skirts too close to your own fears; I will never forget the scene in The Basement where Cayleb Long's Craig is forced to swallow his own teeth.

So it's not the discomfort and sheer inappropriateness of Dan Fogler's Moon Lake that offended me. It reminded me of a subpar MAD magazine issue but whereas I subscribed to MAD for many years and am a big fan of Dan Foglers, this just isn't very good.

I get the feeling a lot of people are buoyed by Dan's increasing popularity (or have been drinking the same Kool Aid as him) but this should not be receiving a reissue with a brand new cover.

I give Moon Lake a disappointing two out of five stars because some of the artwork is good but if you're a fan of Dan-and-horror, I'd recommend just viewing his The Walking Dead episodes again.

I received an advanced copy of the 2020 reissue of this graphic novel from Netgalley.



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