Twenty-two years ago, Sam and Dean Winchester lost their mother
to a demonic force. Their father, John, raised them to be
soldiers, teaching them how to hunt and kill the paranormal
evil that lives in the dark corners and on the back roads
of America... Now, with their father missing and Sam's girlfriend
murdered by the same force that killed their mother, the Winchester
brothers take to the road in their 1967 Chevy Impala to search
for their father and the Yellow-Eyed Demon. Along the way,
they confront creatures most people believe exist only in
folklore and nightmares, including wendigos, ghosts, pagan
gods and vampires...
The Official Companion: Season 1 does
attempt to stray away from the usual Companion books
on the market. The synopsis for each episode is, thankfully,
kept to a bare minimum.
pages are made up of interviews with those responsible for
bringing the show to our screens, mixed with
music credits (so you can see who was responsible for the
show's tracks); Did You Know? trivia information; a
closer look at the characters and crew; a look at whether
the cast and crew really believe in the supernatural; and
a comical 22 Reasons Not to go on a Road Trip With My Brother
section that is written by Sam. There are also plenty
of black and white photos, but most are of pretty poor quality
- it could be the paperstock or it could be the repro house
- and 16 colour pages.
most disappointing thing about this publication is that the
UK retail price is ridiculously expensive. At the current
exchange rate US readers are only paying around £7.15.
This is made all the more bizarre when you consider that this
book is published in the UK - so there is additional shipping
costs to transport them in bulk over to America. Why is the
UK so ridiculously expensive when it comes to the cost of
this is a pretty interesting book, it offers very little information
that die-hard fans (who are obviously this book's main audience)
won't already know, or be able to find on any one of the hundreds
of fan sites out there on the Internet.
the end of the day £15 is a lot to spend on a book that
mainly contains grainy black and white photos and the odd
bit of information that you might not already know.