Freaks of the Heartland

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Freaks of the Heartland

Written by: Steve Niles (30 Days of Night)
Art and Letters by: Greg Ruth

A story of two brothers: one “normal” and the other freakishly large and full of mysterious powers.

Trevor has looked after his “little” brother Will for six years. Will is locked in the barn and kept out of sight, only seeing the outside world when Trevor sneaks him out to play after dark. About the time Will hints to Trevor that there are other children like him, the fit hits the shan. Suddenly the boys are thrust into an adventure that has Trevor making friends with neighbor Maggie and her secret sibling, and more children just like Will. You quickly find out that this little midwestern town has a dark secret they are trying to hide, and will do anything they can to hide it. Trevor, Maggie, Will and friends try to make their escape from the hate that fills their small town.

This is a great story about friendship, acceptance, and the love of two brothers. The art is amazing and well thought out. There are some great concept sketches in the back, that show how these amazing characters came to life as well as some great notes from the artist. This is another story that was so good, I had to read it twice in one sitting.

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  1. This really sounds like an enthralling story that keeps you on the edge of your seat. Great review Mutt, keep em coming!

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