Reviewed by: Ron Kerronian
Written by: Kevin LaPorte
Penciled by: Amanda Rachels
Published by: Inverse Press
Killer Clowns taking out Child abusers, count me in. The Righting of injustices committed against helpless children is the premise of Kevin LaPorte’s Dark Fantasy Clown Town. I have read the first three installments of this story. I must say they are always entertaining, the story morphs from what it originally came packaged as; which was a story where the clowns came to the rescue of the child to a story where the child recues themselves; often in as twisted a fashion as the hero clowns that initially recued them.
The story for the abuser changes as well, it changes from the damage the abuser does to the damage the abuser suffers. Clown Town clearly begins to parrot much of life’s experiences for victims of abuse; in that the abused children often become an abuser. In the story the Children themselves are transformed into circus personas representative of the abuse they suffered or the abuse they blame themselves for. In the end the lesson this story is sending; is that when it comes to abuse (in any form) no one wins.