Silk Hills

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Pub Date 14 Jun 2022 | Archive Date 1 Jun 2022

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This atmospheric and stylish mystery set in the Appalachian region is perfect for fans of Twin Peaks, The X-Files, and Sons of the Devil.

When Beth Wills comes to Silk Hills, a small Appalachian town that's seen better days since the mines were abandoned, she expected a bit of culture shock... But not like this! Beth is someone who has a talent for finding people who don't want to be found, and when she's called to Silk Hills by a local titan of industry, she can tell that something's not right. Little does she know...

Silk Hills was once booming, but the only reason people tend to come through town anymore is to buy Mothman merchandise. Before long, Beth finds out just how wrong things can get in the woods, as her search for a missing troubled youth finds her running afoul of the local drug trade, too-friendly creepers, a very sinister deer, and psychoactive moth dust.
This atmospheric and stylish mystery set in the Appalachian region is perfect for fans of Twin Peaks, The X-Files, and Sons of the Devil.

When Beth Wills comes to Silk Hills, a small Appalachian town...

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I would like to thank NetGalley and the publisher for an advance copy.

This is defiantly a graphic novel I will think about for awhile. The story immediately pulled me in and kept me glued to its pages. I absolutely love the way this novel was illustrated.

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The description of this book compared it to Twin Peaks, which was what drew me to it. I have to say, that comparison was very accurate: a small town, a mystery, an outsider coming in to solve the case, and getting wrapped up in something other-wordly. It mixed horror and thriller and supernatural elements and the ambiguous ending gave it some definite Lynch vibes. As a big Twin Peaks fan, I LOVED it, but just like Twin Peaks isn’t for everyone, I can see how this book wouldn’t be everyone’s cup of tea either. If you like horror, small towns with big secrets, and endings that leave you going “…WTF??” then Silk Hills is for you.

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Brian Level is a cartoonist, tattooer, writer who has contributed premiere comic books including Star Wars, Batman, Spider-Man, Avengers and Deadpool. His work has been internationally recognized for over 15 years. He was born from dust and to the dust he shall return. Until then, he lives with his family in the greater Cincinnati area where he makes stories and operates Illuminaut Tattoo. Ryan Ferrier is a Canadian comic book writer, published by every major North American comics company, and best known for his original comic series' such as Kennel Block Blues, Death Orb, I Can Sell You A Body, the highly celebrated D4VE trilogy, and the acclaimed graphic novel Criminy. Ryan has also written for some of pop culture's most beloved properties, including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Marvel's Deadpool, DC's Batman, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, G.I. Joe, and Planet of the Apes. He is an avid fan of black coffee, hardcore music, professional wrestling, and fat pets. Their newest graphic novel is Silk Hills, a really strong paranormal horror story that is sure to entertain readers.

Beth Wills is a veteran, eight months home from Afghanistan, working as a private investigator. She gets a case in Silk Hills, a rural town with a haunted history, looking for the lost son of one of the richest families in the area. She thinks this will be a typical case where a young man got mixed up with some problematic people, but once she starts learning about the history of the town, the kinds of trouble young people can get into, and the monsters that are behind all of it, it becomes very serious.

Level and Ferrier have created a really solid paranormal story. Beth Wills is an intriguing heroine, and the friendships and relationships she develops with the townsfolk really support the narrative and show the magnetism of the town, despite its dying exterior. The pacing of the story really works well, and what starts out as a mysterious disappearance with some procedural buddy cop elements quickly becomes something darker and more haunting, with elements of the paranormal thrown in for good measure. Overall, Silk Hills is a solid horror mystery with great storytelling that is sure to engage readers looking for an accessible and quick but equally entertaining story.

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First off, this is an adult graphic novel, just a heads up.
Second, it is INCREDIBLE. This is easily one of the most amazing and artistic graphic novels I've read in a long time. It is visually stunning, crafted like the most psychodelic monster movie you've ever seen, with a twin peaks weird murder mystery vibe. It's also very queer!! Yay!!
I'm definitely going to purchase this for my own personal collection when it comes out, as well as encourage all the libraries to snatch it up.

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