The Wraith: Welcome to Christmasland #1 - Joe Hill, C.P. Wilson III

Joe Hill's NOS4A2 was originally a thousand page doorstop. For reasons unknown to us reader-type-folks, the final book was only 700 pages or so. So what happened to those lost 300 pages? Hill decided to release that lost content in a comic book series entitled, THE WRAITH: WELCOME TO CHRISTMASLAND. This reader's opinion is, I'm glad he made that choice. I don't think these segments would have worked in the novel, but they make amazing comics. 


Right off the bat, Hill gives us all the back story on Charlie Talent Manx that readers were begging for after reading NOS4A2. We find out how he came to own the Rolls Royce Wraith, and what actually happened between Charlie and his wife and kids. 


This first issue is gruesome and filled to the brim with creepitude. It's every horror fan's wet dream. 


In summation: If you found NOS4A2 lacking in the back story department, grab up this comic book series. The graphic novel bind up will be out in August, but if you can't wait, I suggest purchasing them on Nook. They're only $1.99 an issue, versus $3.99 on Amazon and Google Play, plus Nook's comic reader is better than the aforementioned apps. Highly recommended for horror fans, and Joe Hill groupies.