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Outcast, Vol. 1: A Darkness Surrounds Him

Outcast, Vol. 1: A Darkness Surrounds Him - Elizabeth Breitweiser, Paul Azaceta, Robert Kirkman Having recently read the fist volume of The Walking Dead graphic novel, I was excited to get my hands on a digital advance reader's copy of Outcast Volume 1 by the same creator - Robert Kirkman.


While the illustrations are obviously well done and the color scheme was perfectly chosen to give the reader that eerie feeling, the book was nothing out of the ordinary.

The story certainly seems promising but not much happens in these first six comic book issues. Could it perhaps be too complex and an entire volume was needed to introduce you to what is happening? While the reason of the strange phenomenon occuring in both comic books by Kirkman is not explained in either, I felt it was neccesary for this story.

Kyle Barnes is surrounded by people who get possesed by demons and he seems to have the power to cast some of them out. They call him an "Outcast" and fear his touch, who seems to make them suffer physical pain.


His mother was possesed - she is now in a hospital because of Kyle's touch who cast the demon out - and other similar things happening where he is involved make the townsfolk fear and avoid him. The pastor is apparently his only friend, him also involved in trying to cast the demons out of people.


If the occasion should arise, I will definitely read the following issues, in hopes of getting answers. But it is clearly not a priority in my TBR.