Story By: Richard C. Meyer and Carlos I. Silva
Interior Art by: Ibai Canales
Cover by: Kelsey Shannon
In little over a year, Richard C. Meyer has built a successful Youtube channel under the guise Diversity and Comics. His success has made him a controversial figure, and he has made many enemies in the comic book realm. Due in large part, to the fact that Meyer isn't afraid to speak his mind, and engage in some much needed ego bruising of industry professionals. Meyer has parleyed his Youtube success into two successful crowdfunding campaigns. Iron Sights is the second of those two campaigns, but the first to be release. From what I understand, Meyer released Iron Sights first, as a means to test how to privately distribute a crowdfunded comic without the help of major distributor like Diamond.
In summary, Love him or hate him, there is no denying that Meyer has certainly made a name for himself
However, I'm not here to judge Diversity and Comics, boogeyman that he might be. For the purposes of this review, the old adage applies: trust the story, not the storyteller. So lets delve into the story of Iron Sights.
The story in brief (some spoilers here):
To celebrate the launch of this website, I'm making some of stories available for free on Smashwords. First up, The La Croix Fragments, my homage to John Carpenter's In the Mouth of Madness. Hope you enjoy, and thanks for visiting.
It was old, when the trees were still young.
It stalked the woods in borrowed skin.
Its bones rattled as it drew near.
It had no need of eyes, as it was born in the darkness before the light.
It had no name, but responded to the shrill cries of fear and madness.
Did you know that La Croix was a frequent corresponded of H. P. Lovecraft?”
“Kind of like Robert E. Howard or Robert Bloch,” Doyle offered.
The old man nodded.
“But, here’s the interesting part,” Wilcox said. “Shortly, before his death, Lovecraft broke off all correspondence with La Croix. To a few close associates, Lovecraft mentioned that La Croix had become strange and bizarre.”
“Too strange and bizarre for H. P. Lovecraft,” Doyle chuckled. “That’s quite an achievement.”
“Isn’t it just,” the old man answered, also chuckling slightly. “All Lovecraft would say is that La Croix was ranting and raving about creating the greatest Weird Tale ever. A tale to warp the world.”
“I’m guessing he never finished that story, did he?” Doyle asked.
Wilcox shook his head, and then said: “No, after Lovecraft cut off all ties, La Croix went missing, and was never seen again. You know that old cliché. All he left behind were a few fragments, which have recently come into my possession.”
“And you want me to finish the story,” Doyle said.
The La Croix Fragments, available for free on Smashwords!
Hello, my name is
Kelly Logue, and I'm a writer who lives in Alaska. Generally, I write horror or weird fiction, but I am currently working on a superhero title that should be out next year. In addition to this blog, you can follow my adventures on Twitter @KellyLogue3