As an accompaniment to their debut album, The Prople have released the first in a planned trilogy of comics sharing the same name, Revenge. It has been a long time since I’ve done one of these Splatter Panels review but given the next Stereo Terror is looking at the album, it seemed like a perfect time to resurrect the feature. Promising ‘total unnecessary violence and brutal ass nude gore & terror’ it certainly seems like something right up my alley. So how does it hold up, and does it make you want to check out not only the other two issues in the planned trilogy, but also the album Revenge?
The comic tells the tale of a post-apocalyptic future where a group of beings called the ‘Ungulate Collective’, a group of animals who have evolved into a more human form that take over the planet and enslave the human race. We meet our presumed protagonist, a nude pale white man with long purple hair, in the midst of a battle with another human, leading to the guy being impaled on the horn of a ‘rhino man’s who will draw immediate comparisons to Rocksteady from the old Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon and comics.
Our protagonist soon meets a female companion with a guitar-like weapon who is clearly going to help him escape and lead some sort of revolution amongst the human against the ‘Collective.’ It is sadly at this point that the comic ends with the final page appropriately being headed with the words “What The Fuck?!” The page then gives a little insight into what we can expect in the next two issues of the trilogy, and plugs Revenge, the album on which the comic is based.
The Prople have created something entirely different from the regular comic scene, making it an interesting read to go along with their debut album. You can grab yourself a copy at The Prople’s Official Website and be sure to like The Prople’s Facebook page to stay updated on all the goings on with the band.
And of course, stay tuned for the forthcoming Stereo Terror review of Revenge!