The Siberian Gulag of Kolyma is a torturous labor camp, run by sadistic guards and located an even brutal environment. Roman Morozov is serving a twenty-year sentence, but the conditions at the gulag point to an early death instead. Morozov believes a guardian spirit is watching over him, protecting his life from great harm. When an opportunity to escape is presented to Morozov, he must decide if escaping through icy tundra of Siberia is better than staying in the prison.
In a comic series that aims to shock readers, Road of Bones is a combines historical non-fiction, horror, and folklore. Joseph Stalin ruthless dictatorship of Russian send countless people to hellish prisons, never to be heard from again. Road of Bones follows one unfortunate prisoner that is running out of options to survive. Roman Morozov was keeping his head down, playing by the rules to make it through his long sentence. However, the barbarous prison guards force the prison to be a hell on earth.
Desperation brings out the worst and best in people, and Morozov finds himself in the company of two other prisoners looking to make an escape. Their plan not only hinders on escaping the gulag alive as the but surviving in the open air frozen wasteland for miles. The combination of the stress and the arctic weather are taking a toll on Morozov, and now his mind cannot tell reality from his imagination.
Rich Douek, Alex Cormack, and Justin Birch offer a thrilling story that has an unapologetic use of blood and guts. Even before the supernatural elements appear in the story. Rich Douek immediately sets the tone of the tale with a brutal depiction of visceral violence from the gulag. Alex Cormack gives an amazing portrayal of pain and suffering, keeping the story very dark. Road of Bones is a perfect story for comic reads looking for a supernatural thriller with an interesting Slavic twist.