Saturday 13 November 2010

SUPERNATURAL: Rising Son by Peter Johnston, Rebecca Dessertine, Diego Olmos

Dean and Sam Winchester were raised as Hunters by their widowed father, seeking vengeance on the supernatural elements that took their mother from them. But the road to vengeance is a dark one, and is it a place where children can have any semblance of a life?

Picking up several years after Supernatural: Origins, the boys are now old enough to join John on his cross-country "hunting trips." Amid the carnage and violence, John's seeking something specific: any information on why his wife was murdered. But is he prepared for the answers that he'll find? And is he willing to sacrifice his 11-year-old son Dean to this hard, lonely life by giving him his first "hunt"?
When hubby pointed out this comic book at the local library, I knew I had to borrow it... and I'm glad I did. :)

I picked it up last night and read it in one sitting. It's a really interesting story that takes places when John Winchester is trying to figure out why Mary's relatives seem to be going missing. Dean and Sam are kids, but this is also when John's life takes a turn that makes him realise that no matter how hard he's trying to protect and keep the boys out of this harsh life he's leading, they're very much a part of it.

It's when Dean loses his innocence and starts to see people and situations for what they really are. It's also when we realise that something not-quite-right is going on with Sammy--that demons have got their eye on him and aren't willing to let go until they get their grubby hands on him. Oh, and this also marks the first time the boys meet Bobby. Awesome!

I thought it fit perfectly into the Supernatural world, and I always enjoy finding out more about John Winchester. Oh, plus, I was really surprised at the inclusion of Lilith. I didn't expect her to pop up in their lives so early on. Wonder if Sam forgot all about that when he was older, or if someone made them forget along the way? ;)

Either way, this was a really fun and spooky comic that also looks beautiful. I really liked it!

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