Friday the 13th: Pamela’s Tale #1
Marc Andreyko has made his mark with comics about strong, powerful women, and tells their stories very well… but this issue takes that idea to the extreme. On the afternoon of a very familiar Friday the 13th, a hitchhiker gets picked up by the kind-looking Pamela Voorhes, who begins telling the girl her own story. It seems that the evil that haunts Camp Crystal Lake didn’t begin with Jason’s “death” in the water, as we’ve so long believed. The evil was there much earlier. Whether it was within Pamela to begin with or within a monstrous “bad seed” remains to be seen, but either way, it’s clear that the roots of this darkness are very deep indeed. This is a nice look at the origins of one of the most enduring horror icons of the last 30 years, and fans of the franchise will be very satisfied with this issue.