Written by Scott Bryan Wilson. Art by Liana Kangas. Coloured by Gab Contreras. Lettered by DC Hopkins. Published by IDW Publishing.
IDW Publishing announced IDW Original back in April. Acting as a new imprint, it has become a masthead for the publisher to focus their creator-owned output in a way that explores exciting ideas and new storytelling possibilities. In total, nine exciting projects were announced, with one of the first cabs off the rank being the satanic fast food caper called Trve Kvlt.
Yes, you heard that right. A satanic fast food caper. Written by Scott Bryan Wilson and art by Liana Kangas, Trve Kvlt (pronounced True Cult) focuses on a fast food worker. Marty Tarantella is a loser who has worked at the same burger joint for 15 years. Although, that’s all going to change. He plans to kiss Burger Lord goodbye because he has the perfect plan for a heist that will change his life. However, he didn’t imagine that it would see him cross paths with a satanic cult.
Trve Kvlt started its life as a successful Kickstarter campaign, raising $22,527 from a goal of $6,666. Through this funding, it was realised as a four-part digital series with a print version available for issue #1 for certain support tiers. However, with a new home at IDW Publishing, Trve Kvlt is getting super-sized. It’s becoming a five-issue miniseries and will be released monthly in print and digital.
I was lucky enough to read Trve Kvlt #1 early. It’s a great read that blends humour, horror, and crime through its unique premise. While those genres can differ greatly, the comic does an excellent job at balancing the elements. They complement each other and are realised through Liana Kangas’ strong sequential storytelling and colourist Gab Contreras’ neon pop palette.
All of these elements combine to create a comic that’s one-of-a-kind. You won’t find anything like this on the shelf. Perfect for readers who are always looking for something new and exciting. You’ve got to check out Trve Kvlt.
Want to sample Trve Kvlt? Read the first 5 pages of the first issue below.