THE PALE, ARC 1, CHAPTERS #1-6

Writer: Sanders Fabares

Illustrator: Jay Fabares

Publisher: Fab-Ray Comics


The Pale, issue #1, cover, Fab-Ray Comics, Fabares/Fabares
The Pale, issue #1, cover, Fab-Ray Comics, Fabares/Fabares

WHAT IS IT?

A murder mystery in a town where murders don't happen sparks a series of events that quickly snowballs for everyone involved.

Imagine the potentially supernatural eeriness of the crime in the first season of True Detective mixed with the small town, quirky vibe of Fargo. There's also a little bit of The Killing in there, too.

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

(Minor Spoilers)


Small town police officer, Sheriff Terrence Logan, sees a coyote carrying a severed hand in his mouth. It's a bit of a surprise in an area where you'd expect the biggest crime to be someone needing to stay in the drunk tank overnight or kids blowing up mailboxes with fireworks.


Elsewhere, FBI agent Franklin Ink seems like he might have some personal stake in the case, so he goes to help the investigation. An outsider of this small town who also has face-blindness, it makes for an interesting dynamic. But how exactly is Ink tied to the case? And were others murdered in a similar way? Are the murders as supernatural as they seem? And how can these small-town police with no experience solving murder cases hope to figure out a mystery as deeply nuanced and mysterious as this one?

WHAT WORKS?