Sunday, October 30, 2022

"Flesh Eating Cheerleaders From Outer Space," is a Fantastic Riff on B-Movies in Comic-Book Form

Dren Productions is a publisher who has done a number of Kickstarter campaigns and recently started releasing their comics in a wider format via Previews magazine and such. I was intrigued when I saw the solicitation for the fun-sounding comic, "Flesh Eating Cheerleaders From Outer Space." Intended as an homage to classic B-movies while also not skimping on the cheesecakey artwork, I decided to get the first issue and give it a read. I am glad I did as it was extremely fun!

Written by James Mascia with art by Felipe Obando, this comic follows some worm-type aliens that arrive on Earth via a seemingly innocent meteor and proceed to possess some collegiate cheerleaders with the intention of feasting on human flesh. It sounds silly, and that's quite intentional. As with any good hokey horror movie, there are some sex scenes, moments of extreme gore (the aliens are quite hungry once they possess a human), and a very tongue-in-cheek vibe to everything thanks to Mascia never taking things too seriously.  Obando's artwork is great as well, making the raunchy moments look a bit titillating and the violent segments quite bloody. Reading this comic is like sitting down to watch a good trashy horror movie--if that's something you're into you'll love this comic! I look forward to the rest of the issues as they come out and am eager to see what other future publications Dren Productions releases!

5 out of 5 stars.

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