REVIEW: The Rush by Simon Spurrier

It’s not that there’s any particular lack of dark fantasy fiction in the comicsphere, but there is a decided lack of quality dark fantasy. That made it a no brainer when I heard about Si Spurrier’s new project with the Vault, The Rush, or This Hungry Earth Reddens Under Snowclad Hills. If that feels like a mouthful, or possibly evocative of Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian, or, The Evening Redness in the West, don’t worry—both are entirely accurate. The Rush is a grim, bloody dark historical fantasy that takes place in the frozen northern reaches of the American Old West, a tale of a mother’s desperate search for her son who’s disappeared somewhere in the Yukon at the tail e