Published by Image Comics, That Texas Blood #8 is written by Chris Condon with art and a cover by Jacob Phillips.
That Texas Blood #8 releases in print and on digital from June 30, 2021 where all good comics are sold. Grab your digital copy from Comixology right here.
“EVERSAUL, 1981,” Part Two
P.I. Harlan Eversaul reveals his wild cult theories to a reluctant but desperate sheriff’s office.
Issue 8 of That Texas Blood is another great instalment in the series, showcasing outstanding art and creative writing. The majority of the book is exposition, but at a time when it is needed in the story and delivered to the reader by an interesting new character in the form of flashbacks. Condon intricately lays out the whos, whats, wheres and whens all while given us our first look at private detective Harlan Eversaul. None of this ever feels like we are being hand fed information as Condon produces dialogue which is authentic and engaging between characters who are unique and engrossing in their interactions, never sacrificing the mystery of the story.
The back matter is a new addition for this story arc which adds to the world that Condon and Phillips are building. It allows Condon to flex his creativity and adds genuine depth to the story.
The art continues to impress with Oscar worthy character acting and robust colours. Early on there is a panel in which a dead boy’s eyes fixes on the reader which honestly gave me chills. I particularly enjoyed the transition to a flashback in the diner which is something I have never seen before in comics. And it is the transition from flashback to present day when the colours literally pop out of the page. Colouring is used alongside the writing to establish a clear narrative which is easy for the reader to follow. The art in this book really is something to behold.
9/10 Condon and Phillips are weaving a great story, one which is always on the top of my reading stack. It should be in all your stacks too. We are seeing the evolution of two creatives destined for greatness in comics.