In the spiritual of the Halloween season, my first comic book review will be Halloween issue 1 dated Nov. 2000 from Brian Pulido's Chaos Comics! This is the same company that brought us characters such as Lady Death, Evil Ernie, and Purgatori. It's hard to believe that after all these years that this was the first comic book based on the Halloween franchise. Note that while it's not a recent comic, it's a must for any Halloween/Michael Myers fan.
Written by: Phil Nutman/Daniel Farrands
Pencils by: David Brewer
Inks by: Curtis Arnold
Colors by: Jason Jensen/John Merrifield
The story takes place after the events of Halloween: Curse of Michael Myers (Halloween 6)
In this story, the term "The Shape" is used to describe the adult Michael Myers. This term was first introduced in the credits of the original Halloween movie. In the comic, Tommy Doyle, thinking he killed Michael "The Shape" Myers whIle saving Jamie Lloyd's baby (which is Michael's niece) from the Druidic cult in Halloween 6, is now after the secret files that Dr. Samuel Lewis kept on Micheal so he can write a book on the Myers legacy and his experiences with Michael. Little does Tommy know that Michael is still alive and stalking him. Tommy eventually gets ahold of the files and reads them. The files reveal that Dr. Loomis never wanted Michael to be admitted to Smith's Grove Sanitarium at the age of 7. This story also gives us some insight on Micheal's childhood while at Smith Grove, likely inspiring the Smith Grove scenes in Rob Zombie's Halloween re-make. Without spoiling the story, in typical fashion, Micheal gets his revenge on a few people during his stay in Smith Grove.
Another interesting fact from the files recovered was that Michael knew what he was doing when he killed his sister and wasn't considered insane. The story concludes with a confrontation between Tommy and Micheal once again.
This is a must read if you are a fan of the franchise. It has everything from flashbacks of killing his sister to current era up to part 6. The writers did a great job with research, and as far as I'm concerned, it is an excellent extension of the movies. This comic could have been used as a outline for Halloween 7 even. The artwork and colors are excellent in capturing the feel of the Halloween atmosphere.
I give it a 5/5