I've known Josh Boulet for years, and all the comics I've read by him (like his laugh-out-loud hilarious stoner comic The Green Reefer) did NOTHING to prepare me for The Wrong Night in Texas! The book, which is written, drawn, colored, and printed by Josh, clocks in at 115 pages. Boulet uses the space well, developing the characters sufficiently so that when the killing starts, you feel every muscle tearing and bone breaking.
The story takes place in a small Texas town, and the drama, romance and comedy between the characters has an almost biographical authenticity. If the characters in the book are based on real people, I just hope they don't read it... the grisly nature of the violence in the book is probably even more disturbing if one of the faces you see getting ripped off is your own...Once Boulet turns the beast loose on these unsuspecting townies, he doesn't let up. Boulet makes no visible attempt to be clever or cute with the story, but he doesn't telegraph it either. you never SEE things coming, you just HOPE they aren't coming, but sometimes, they just are, and there's nothing you can do about it. Controlling that trick, and creating characters whose deaths matter to me as a reader, is a lot easier said than done. In Wrong Night, Josh Boulet manages to craft a classic horror story that is both heartbreaking and satisfying. so yeah, The Wrong Night in Texas is dope! if you need more dread and smell of wet dog in your life, COP IT! just click here.