In Supernatural Origins, the story revolves around John Winchester and his two sons Sam and Dean. It is based loosely on the show that is still currently on the CW. There have been 4 Supernatural Comic series of 6 issues each. They are all set before the action in the TV series commences, from just after Mary’s death, until the time Sam goes to Stanford. The story itself is a good one, Mary is killed in a burning fiery death by a demon, which sets John on his journey. He meets up with a town psychic who points him in the direction of an old hunter. He then enters into a world of demons, hell hounds and the paranormal. You really feel for this character in his confusion and loss and anger at everything he is thrust into. The boy’s story is just beginning in this with some flashes to their future. You can see the point that they get thrown into the lifestyle of a hunter. You can see their characters taking shape if only briefly. I am looking forward to seeing how and if this follows the story line of the show. I have already noticed slight differences but nothing I felt took away for the comic.
I loved the classic feel of this comic, the bold solid color and hard lines in the art really lent to the style of writing and story. I can’t wait to get into the next one Supernatural: Rising Son.
10 / 10
Reviewed by Leina Sallander Supernatural Origins Written by Peter Johnson Art by Matthew Dow Smith Release Date: May 2, 2007