The Outcast #1: Skybound Knocks Another One Out of the Park [REVIEW]


Someone tell those Winchester boys that a new player has arrived in super natural territory.

This book should be required reading in Outdoing Yourself 101. Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead, Super Dinosaur and Invincible) and Paul Azaceta (Graveyard of Empires) take you to rural West Virginia to battle your inner demons…literally.

Outcast01_Cover-webKyle Barnes is a lonely hermit of a man (early to mid 30s) whose life changed the day he was possessed. Never really believing that possession was the case, and believing more so that he just had a crappy life, Kyle pretty much gives up on living in the world and on his family. The dark history that surrounds Kyle is what is truly intriguing.

On a chance encounter, Kyle comes face to face with the preacher that had tried to expel his demons earlier in life. From there, the real story starts to take mold. Kyle is now faced with a growing certainty that he was possessed after joining the preacher in an attempted exorcism.

I have to say, at the end of this book, I already wanted more. The Outcast #1 is both terrifying and thrilling and, coupled with Paul Azaceta’s amazing art, is hauntingly beautiful. The bottom line is, at a 48 page count and for $2.99, this should be a priority on everyone’s pull-list.

See a preview of The Outcast #1 at Comic Book Resources.