Friday, December 16, 2016

Editorial: The Bigfoot Comic Book by Rob Zombie (Issue #3)

In 2005 a 4-part comic book series came out called BIGFOOT by IDW comics. Steve Niles and Rob Zombie, teamed up to present a realistic take on the legendary Bigfoot. A monstrous ape-man is stomping around the woods of the Pacific Northwest, and he’s not happy with mankind. Bigfoot also offers master artist craftsman, Richard Corben, a return to his true horror roots as he fully renders the imposing beast as only he can. The following is our editorial on the comic book for issue #3.

In the first issue Bigfoot killed and drag off a deer... murdered the protagonist's parents and their dog then in the second issue, crushed a motorist with a dead bear's body, slaughtered ATV riders and two lesbian campers. This third issue begins the third and final act of this Bigfoot horror story.

Related: Editorial: The Bigfoot Comic Book by Rob Zombie (Issue #1)
Related: Editorial: The Bigfoot Comic Book by Rob Zombie (Issue #2)

The horror roller coaster begins rather quickly in issue 3. The cowardly Sheriff Hicks who covered up Bill's parents murders is approached by a deputy informing him they have Bill in custody for hauling a truck load of fire arms. As he leaves to face Bill, whom he remembers from the slaughter years back, Hicks leaves the deputy behind to investigate an unrecognizable bloody carcass. Deputy Sanchez follows a trail of blood and encounters Bigfoot...

The female deputy is very daring in escaping the creature and is very brave. She even pulls out her fire arm and takes a few shots at the beast. 

And as anyone knows who has seen how big Sasquatch can be, a small hand gun will have no effect on it.

Spoiler: It is revealed that Deputy Sanchez accidentally finds Bigfoot's lair with human bodies dripping with blood, hanging from the ceiling.

The story then shifts to the Sheriff's department where Sheriff Hicks and Bill Fuller are reunited inside Bill's cell. 

So why did the Sheriff cover up Bigfoot killing Bill parents? He answers that question and shares with Bill his traumatic memory from his 17th birthday... and Bill realizes Hicks has been running from that monster ever since and asks him to let him out of his jail cell. 

Meanwhile Bigfoot is attacking motorists and this time kills a family by knocking their car off the side of the road. The sheriff's department realize Deputy Sanchez is missing and Hicks and Bill gear up for their ultimate Bigfoot hunt.

I will cover issue #3 next week and was once again very pleased with the comic book. The attention to detail continued you can tell Rob Zombie and Steve Niles did their homework on Sasquatch myths. I did finally notice that the monster Sasquatch has an enlarged lower lip and kind of droops, it's almost comical actually.

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