Joe Hill is one of the most prominent psychological horror and suspense writers of recent times, after his father, Stephen King. The writer is undoubtedly in some respects even better than King.
Among several stories told, the Dark Collection Volume 1: The Cover, launched by Darkside Books, it shows a mixture of emotions. The graphic novel, in hardcover and immaculately finished, is a more than bleak vision of what a hero and a villain are. Different The Boys where superheroes are bad or good, without compromise, and even the good guys end up using dubious means to get where they want to go, A Capa shows people with unstable, complex and, at the same time, provocative emotions.
It is interesting to note that the graphic novel also has other striking features, in addition to its content, as the screenwriter Jason Ciaramella, a friend of Hill, has fond memories of adapting this author's story.
In short, not to spoil the reason, Jason is one of those people who achieved something and was not afraid or proud to accept someone else's help. Therefore, the narrative of A Capa is, in certain points, a personal side of both the screenwriter, author, and ours.
Throughout the story, we are introduced to Eric, a character as a child who is a hero, and his brother Nick, who plays alongside him like a villain. Over time, dramatic events occur in Eric's life that cause him emotional and psychological problems, and this is where "who we are and how we deal with our problems" comes into play.
Capa is a bit of that, without spoiling, the day-to-day life of a person who has not been able to deal with his problems, who does not have a good job, has a brother who is "victorious", and everything seems to be against him . So, at one point, everything explodes, and as in the movie a day of fury, with Michael Douglas, Eric becomes a volcano ready to explode, because who would not end up succumbing to everything and everyone in conditions presented by Joe Hill?
Dark Collection Volume 1: The Cover it has two intertwined stories, which in no way become redundant, just how we can miss out on such simple things in our lives. The reader may even find certain situations ridiculous, but he must remember that he has the power to know everything that is going on, as he sees the story in its entirety, while the characters are there only with the situations presented.
The graphic novel Dark Collection Volume 1: The Cover by Joe Hill is a work to be admired for its content, engaging narrative, real psychological and emotional concepts, but within a universe that doesn't deconstruct superheroes, because here, they don't exist.