“Survivor’s Club” plays on 80s horror movie tropes, bringing together child survivors of slasher film-type experiences to battle a new threat as adults.
Originally published in December of 2015 by Vertigo and created by Lauren Beukes, Dale Halvorsen and Ryan Kelly, Survivor’s Club revolves around several children of the 80s, all of whom were involved in a horror movie style scenario, who are brought together in adulthood to face a threat in which only they have a chance of defeating —but only if they work together.
Unfortunately, due to lack of interest, the title was ultimately dropped, and a rush ending to wrap up the story in nine issues was used. This is a major shame, as the first three books are incredibly well done both in story and breathtaking visuals.
As the story of all the children (now adults) progresses, you can tell that something is up with the writing and begin to notice a bit of a rush in character development. I wish they had more time to slowly build in order to get a real feel for each individual and what they personally went through while growing up.
However, with a variety of back stories, all loosely based on horror films of the 80s, readers are sure to find something to enjoy! Click here to check the entire series out online.
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