The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of AND THEN EMILY WAS GONE #1 from ComixTribe Comics. The story is by John Lees, with art by Iain Laurie, colors by Megan Wilson, and lettering by Colin Bell.

Greg Hellinger was a policeman known for being haunted by his visions of monsters. He is recruited by a young girl named Fiona to help her find her friend Emily. The two girls were about to leave their home of Merksay Island due to Emily’s encounter with Bonnie Shaw, the boogeyman of Scottish legend. However, Emily did not show up at their rendezvous point and Fiona fears the worse. Her suspicions her confirmed when she found out that several kids have disappeared over the last few years. Hellinger reluctantly agrees to go with her back to the island. What they are about to encounter is monsters in human form…

What a uniquely bizarre book and I’m totally intrigued with it. The art is just as disturbing as the story, and I mean that in a good way. Laurie’s art fits the story just perfect. They storytelling is not traditional which might scare some away, but I think it’s worth the risk. There’s more enough mystery here (especially with the subplots) to keep me coming back.

AND THEN EMILY WAS GONE #1 is in stores now, or available for ordering at www.comixtribe.com.