Here’s the perfect example of a cover summing up the tone of the whole story to perfection. In one issue after another, an animalistic man ripping through images of 1910s Americana. These are the covers of Severed, a horror graphic novel providing a macabre twist on the nostalgic coming of age story.
Set in 1916 America, 12 year old Jack sits in a boxcar, reading a letter from his father. Throughout his life, he has grown up in the quite Jamestown, NY. But then he finds a bunch of letters that reveal his mother is not his mother. He was abandoned as a baby by his father, who went on to travel as a Minstrel singer. So, in the middle of the night, he sneaks out with his fiddle and takes to the road in search of his father.
Somewhere across America, a mysterious drifter takes to the roads of America. On the surface, he is Alan Fischer, a kindly old phonograph sales man ready to take someone under his wing. In any conventional story, he would have been the father figure for Jack. But his appearance deceives. For under his dentures, hides a row of shark-like fangs and they crave human flesh. Soon, their paths will cross.