The mind of a serial killer is a really strange one, and it often starts with killing animals at a young age.  SLG is exploring the dark side of games children play with A Friendly Game.

Todd and Kevin start with dissecting a dead mouse that was caught in a trap. Then they move on to a near-dead mouse. What began as natural curiosity turns to cruelty, and a rift forms in the boys’ friendship when Kevin resists when Todd wants to escalate the game. Soon, Kevin is entangled in Todd’s obsession, having to choose between their friendship and doing what is right.

“We wanted to tell a story about friendship but turn it into a darker narrative about the worst situation the friend could possibly get you into,” says creator Joe Pimienta, who came up with the original concept and penciled A Friendly Game.

SLG sent a sneak peek of the graphic novel that you can see after the jump, but be warned, it does dive in to creepy territory.

A Friendly Game will be released in August 2010 and retail for $14.95. Its ISBN is 978-1-59362-200-8 and it can be pre-ordered at comic book stores with the Diamond Code JUN100719.

via SLG Publishing

The Author

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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1 Comment

  1. Damascus
    July 1, 2010 at 2:57 am — Reply

    Okay, that looks creepy as heck. It looks like it plays out like a movie, kinda like The Good Son with Macauley Culkin, minus the part where your mom takes you to see it when you’re like 9 because it has that kid from Home Alone so it must be okay for kids.

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