In the third issue of Croak we are back in the thick of it within the deep, dark woods. After she and her friends were attacked, Aubrey is running as fast as she can to escape the frightening beasts croaking in the shadows, but will that be enough to save her?
As she runs, Aubrey thinks that she might have escaped the dangerous monsters trailing her every move, until she tries to rest. Beneath the cover of a tree she finds the fallen camera, but as she attempts to check the images she is attacked. Using the flash she makes her way out of the croaking thing’s clutches and even thinks she may have found safety at a farmhouse. Aubrey tries to cry for help, but before anyone can come to her aid she is captured. Night turns into day and we are introduced to two brand new characters. Erika and Sharyn who are hiking in the woods when they happen to find, hidden in the bushes, the camera.
This issue of Croak was full of action and detailed illustrations of the frightening croaking monsters. The way they are drawn reminds me a bit of Dream from Sandman when he is wearing his helm. Beyond that, just the artwork within Croak is eerie and lends itself very nicely to such a frightening story. I also enjoyed the gingerbread man connection and how the camera transitioned from Aubrey’s attempt to find safety to being a way for someone to find out what happened to her and her friends. You can find Croak #3 on Comixology.
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