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REVIEW: Couch Surfing #1


REVIEW: Couch Surfing #1

Book Title: Couch Surfing #1

Book Description: “Couch Surfing” #1 tells us the story of Scratch. He’s in his early twenties and homeless. He rotates between staying at the local shelter and couch surfing at his friends’ places. Scratch’s friend Amara is also homeless. She makes ends meet by making people regret thinking she’s a call girl. Along with their friend Keith, our heroes are trying to discover the whereabouts of Scratch’s sister. She has been missing for some time and Scratch suspects demons are involved in her disappearance.

Book Author: Brian Dorsey

Book Format: Paperback

Publisher - Orgnization: Mountaineer West Productions

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Illustrator: Ernesto Lovera

  • Story
  • Interior Art
  • Cover Art
  • Dialogue
  • Mechanics
  • Editing


“Couch Surfing” #1 was one of the treasures I picked up from Lilac City Comic-Con: 2022. I have read some of Mr. Dorsey’s other works and thoroughly enjoyed them. When I saw him at the Mountaineer West Productions I knew I was coming home with something. The only question was, which title?

I liked how well the character development was done for all three of our protagonists. We get a great sense of who they are as the story progresses. I would have liked to have seen the characters’ names used more to build even more of a connection to them; but it doesn’t affect the story.

Just from the artwork on the cover I knew “Couch Surfing” would be the book I left Mountaineer West Productions’ booth with. The monster on the cover reminded me of the creatures in “Gremlins”. Nostalgia and the possibility of seeing more of this creature won out over the other options.

While we don’t get to see that creature on the interior pages we do get a very well drawn book. I liked how Amara was portrayed. She’s very sweet, right up to the second someone crosses her. As well as Amara was drawn and colored, she pales in comparison to our guest star at the end of this issue. That was nothing short of chilling.

“Couch Surfing” has a very interesting premise to it. It has a steady pace and is very easy to fall into. With a solid foundation laid down this geek on a budget is looking forward to expanding on some of the “what’s” and “why’s” that are teased in this first issue. 

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I grew up loving all things geek. I started reading and collecting comics when I was 8. My personal collection has roughly 8,000 books in it. When I’m not doing something geek-related I love spending time with my amazing wife and kids, gaming, and working on cross stitch projects.

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