Two of my favorite things are the worlds of H.P. Lovecraft and comics and something amazing is bringing these topics together through the drama of high school. Miskatonic High recently kicked off their Kickstarter campaign to create print copies of their first issue. I was able to check out the first and second issue and wanted to share my spoiler free thoughts on the series and why you should support this comic.
The first thing that struck me about Miskatonic High was the humor, which literally starts on the first page. For the series there are previously on pages to start each comic and for issue one this still happens, but for the first issue it is hilarious because one of the characters informs you that of course there isn’t anything to recap because this is literally the first issue. As set up for Miskatonic High we learn that there is a community service group that is primarily made up of volunteer students and these five students find themselves experiencing some truly otherwordly events. Their first volunteer experience seems very simple, until a mysterious fog appears and the students find themselves in an Egyptian city.
I really enjoyed the first comic and while I read it digitally having a physical copy would have made the art even more impressive. I will also tease that issue two delved into the family of one of the characters in a way that I totally did not expect. Whether you enjoy Lovecraftian stories or you are just a fan of fantasy and science fiction Miskatonic High is something that you will love. The Kickstarter is still open and if you have even a dollar to spare you can help bring the first issue to life.