Score: 94+/100 (9.4+ out of 10)
Well, we were not quite expecting this!
It Eats What Feeds It is a chilling and infinitely intriguing graphic/horror novel written by Max Hoven and Aaron Crow. It is wonderfully illustrated (for its purposes) by Gabriel Iumazark.
A down-on-his-luck ne'er-do-well named Kenny takes up an opportune job as the handyman of a mysterious haunted mansion owned by a gorgeous blonde woman named Francois.
This book is shrouded in mystery from the get go as the reader is automatically bewildered by such things as why such a rich and fabulous woman lives in a raggedy old mansion by herself and what that mysterious, monstrous figure in the house might be.
Indeed, Kenny is alarmed by sight, sounds, and smells of a large monstrosity living somewhere in the house. He notices blood in places. He sees the silhouette of what appears to be a humongous, multi-armed figure.
Francois becomes protective of a door leading up to the attic where the creature presumably lives.
The audience is at the edge of its seats constantly! We're constantly wondering what will happen next!
Beside being a mystery, horror, and graphic novel, this book also has erotic vibes or subtext. Although full-nudity sex is never shown, it is implied. There's so much sexual tension in the air! And it's not necessarily a bad thing.
Francois looks GREAT! She might be an early candidate for our “Hottest Character” award. She kinda reminds us of Ms. Bellum, the mayor's assistant from Powerpuff Girls. They even dress the same (in a short red dress). Francois allows her black & white-laced lingerie hang out and her skirt to ride up, constantly putting out a tantalizing, tempting sexual aura. You can really tell why Kenny sticks around even though he knows something creepy is going on. The benefits are great after all.
Outside of the main characters (Kenny, Francois, and Gregg), the other characters are not as well illustrated, although they really didn't have to be. You don't expect background characters to look or be as detailed as the main characters, that could even be considered distracting.
There's also a mystery that surrounds a town bar dweller named Gregg, someone who knows a lot more than he puts out.
Ultimately, the reveals and the backstory of Francois, Gregg, and whatever the monstrous creature might be are all quite satisfying.
Check it out!