Title: Fear Case #3
Publisher: Dark Horse
Words: Matt Kindt
Art: Tyler Jenkins
Colors: Hilary Jenkins
Published: April 7, 2021
Publisher’s Summary: “Matt Kindt! A new, horror crime series by Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT) and Tyler Jenkins (Grass Kings)! As agents Winters and Mitchum hunt down the supernatural murder box known as the ”Fear Case,” their trail goes off course, and the powers and kill list of the case grow higher!”
Winters and Mitchum have only one day left to find the case. In their pursuit, they have seen it change hands and leave carnage in its wake. How to proceed is not clear. Winters having succumbed to the obsession wants to solve the mystery and believes there is a government conspiracy behind it. All Mitchum wants to do is forget all about everything they have seen, get drunk tonight and go on vacation tomorrow.
Fear Case is not just another story of the pursuit of an elusive and dangerous object. Here the plot works because Matt Kindt knows the real story is about the people, not the mysterious item that propels the narrative. As much as Agents Mitchum and Winters are at odds with each other, they still have each other’s back, and the deeper they get into this perilous series of events, the tighter their connection becomes despite each’s insistence that the other is wrong. Winters is paranoid, sure, but with good reason. Mitchum is cautious until he is forced to abandon his reticence to protect his partner.
The Bottom Line
Fear Case is a mystery with characters worth caring about. As the nightmarish tale nears the end of the arc, everything matters, and no one is safe.