REVIEW CORNER: Beneath The Trees Where Nobody Sees # 1

Beneath The Trees Where Nobody Sees # 1 (2023)
Writer/Artist/Colorist: Patrick Horvath
Letterer: Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou
This week I will look at the latest offering from IDW, a new series entitled “Beneath The Trees Where Nobody Sees”
In the small quaint town of Woodbrook, an anthropomorphic bear named Samantha Strong runs a hardware store. She comes to love where she lives and its residents (Think “Evening Shade” with a Normal Rockwell setting but with anthropomorphic animals) Samantha has a perfect life, But she has her own dark and dirty secret- She’s a serial killer!
Writer/Artist Patrick Horvath takes a series with a pleasant background but suddenly manages to turn it upside down with a sinister approach to where it stands out from all of the other serial killer stories (Be glad there are no “American Psycho” analogies in this issue) but quickly keeps things captivating to where we’re invested in learning more about Samantha and her twisted desires. If you look at the artwork and think this will be like “Arthur” but with some maturity added in, then I feel like you would be wrong. Horvath is ready and willing to take the readers down a rabbit hole of murder and intrigue to where even David E. Kelley would be in awe. Bottom line? This series has what it takes to put IDW back in the spotlight while giving us a story that will be talked about. Might I add, fans of “Dexter” will fall in love with this series.
Well, that’s it for me. Thanks for sticking around. I will see you all next time.

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