The Pale

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
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Ch1. As the Sheriff of Rocket Ridge, Terrence Logan has it pretty easy. Speeding tickets, civil disturbances, maybe some under-age drinking- there isn’t exactly a lot of variation in his day-to-day police work. That is until a strange encounter leads him to a grisly discovery in the desert wilderness- a mutilated corpse found with nothing besides a single white stone in its possession. Franklin Ink, a face-blind linguistics specialist with the FBI, might be the only person who knows the sinister truth.

The Pale, 2017 Ghost City Comics Competition Winner for Best Writing and Runner Up for Best Single Issue.

6 reviews for The Pale

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    bluelightningcomics (verified owner)

    Great story and art. Very well done looking forego reading more!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Spencer Scott Holmes (verified owner)

    This is one of these pure amazing reads, where you are sucked into the story and start to forget what page you are on. The artwork is tremendous, filled with great backgrounds and characters that are beyond 3 Dimensional. It fun, intriguing, funny and so well written. Plus it’s simply created by 2 fellows but with a production value of something that could be Image or Darkhorse. The story of a murder mystery set in Arizona where a local small town Sheriff finds a dead body in a well of a Native American vagrant lady with nothing but a smooth stone that is somehow in connection with an FBI agent in Colorado. With hints of maybe something sci fi to come. But such a great read that should not be passed up. One of my highest recommendations on Comix Central. And I so look forward to the issues to come.

    Spencer Scott Holmes
    That “Pizza Boyz” Comic Guy

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Vic.Loves.BostonTerriers (verified owner)

    I first learned about this comic while at Tucson Comic Con back in early November (2018). The creators seemed really cool and the concept seemed interesting. I am so glad I found this comic. The story hooked me right away. Once I read this first issue, I immediately bought and read the other 3 issues. It is such good stuff.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ken Mora (verified owner)

    A great style and pace and characters I could immediately empathize with, each tied to a well set-up mystery. I love the way character interactions expose traits of personality while building the complex and unfolding world which hosts a mystery. I feel well set-up for greater character and plot resolution.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Owl Eye Comics (Derek W. Lipscomb) (verified owner)

    This is how you start a series!
    I’ve had The Pale downloaded for a while now, and I finally cracked it open. What’s great about this premiere issue, is that it feels as well written as a Emmy-winning television series. The characters are well defined but aren’t spelled out for you in the first outing, leaving you invested in wanting to know more about each one of them. The dialogue is natural and atmosphere is appropriate in its isolation, and the “outskirt” ambience lends itself to the origins of a good mystery. Kudos to the writer(s) Jay & Sanders Fabares for layering this with details of the professional lives of the sheriffs and teaching me about prosopagnosia!
    Jay Fabares’ artwork is gorgeous. It’s effective in it’s simplicity, in which he doesn’t saturate is panels with an abundance of cross-hatching and keeps his character models consistent (something I admittedly struggle with sometimes!). What’s super impressive to me is HOW MUCH I like the greyscale color palette used for this series. Reminiscent of a well produced manga, the art is a major highlight for me. Consider me hooked!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    StezNotStez (verified owner)

    For a small-town mystery series, the most important thing you need to do is hook the reader right away–and man, does The Pale have a mean hook!

    In the vein of Fargo and Twin Peaks, The Pale shows us just the tiniest hint that something just isn’t right on this otherwise normal, boring day in rural Arizona. The players here are a quirky, down-to-earth Sheriff’s department and the face-blind FBI agent that gets “the call.” The agent in question provides a bulk of the intrigue even if he only shows up for a couple of pages in this initial outing, and the art style surrounding him is as brilliant as it is off-putting.

    The Pale #1 is a masterclass in suspense, build-up and mystery, and is an awesome introduction to what’s been a fantastic ride.

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