A comic about growing up, university life, and the monsters in your closet.
Life isn't easy for Caleb "Shade" Smith. Not only is he struggling to balance school, relationships, and his job as the manager of the Horror Shop in the Canadian city of Port Salem, British Columbia. But Shade is also a closet monster-in-training, still learning the ropes of the whole "haunting" business.
And if that wasn't stressful enough, there's far more weirdness going on in Port Salem than anyone would have guessed. Things are about to get even more interesting for Shade and his band of misfit monsters.
Welcome to a world of magic, mystery and monsters.
Welcome to the Horror Shop
There's a lot going on here... and I love how Marie was able to capture the emotions so effectively in this back-and-forth. And it conveys their personalities so well!
I don't want to say much more on that right now, but suffice to say, there's more going on here than we're willing to talk about. And I'm not just talking about revealing a bit more of Grey and Gloom's past here--though that is part of it!
But I will tip my hand on one thing: the reborn Grey mentions in his rant. The reborn are humans who (almost) die, and instead of passing on, they end up being consumed by their fear and are ultimately reborn as a horror. That'll be explained later-on in-comic, but it's not a spoiler at all, so I don't mind explaining that reference there.