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.