The Piper (Zenescope – Kalvoda / Brusha / Tedesco / Machain) TPB
Seven hundred years ago he took a horrifying revenge and paid the ultimate price for his sins. Now he’s returned to forge a deal that will cost more than your life.
Present day Florida, a prestigious boarding academy where a musically gifted but misunderstood high school student named Sean stumbles upon a mysterious book that will give him the ability to finally get back at those who have wronged him the last few years. But when Sean realizes exactly what he has summoned, he knows that the price of revenge is certainly not worth the trouble… It’s time to pay the Piper!
All four issues now collected in one incredible trade paperback! Includes Cover Gallery, Grimm Fairy Tales #12, 1001 Arabian Nights #0 and an intro by the CANDYMAN himself, Tony Todd!
There are several companies out there doing good modern horror comics, but none are doing it in the consistent quality and quantity that Zenescope is!
The Piper has everything that a horror fan wants from a story…an evil spirit out for revenge, an intelligent story and an edge that will make you flinch, freak out and want to turn to the next page all at the same time. This was one of the best traditional horror stories out this year and if you have fright-fan on your Christmas list, this trade at $15.99 would be hard to beat as a present!
Grade: Solid A
Between titles like Beyond Wonderland, The Piper, Pinocchio, Straw Men, and the new Herbert West book (Re-Animator) just to name a few, Zenescope has made a great track reocrd for themselves and has cemented themselves into the position of being the “go-to” company for smart horror comics!