Great art, but Vaughn as a character was purely reactionary and survived through dumb luck. Having most of the second issue's dialogue be slimy ghostly screaming didn't do it any favors, either. Great art, though. Latour is the real deal.
This review is pretty damning of the second-issue's writing. I still had fun with this story, but I was quite lenient with it, knowing there's a larger story in the works here. Truthfully though, this last issue had jumbled writing and could've been better.
Pickens County was an issue too short, in my opinion. The last part of the second issue was just too compressed.
Was anyone else intrigued by the mention of Rev. Treadwell? It was like when Sir Grey was first mentioned in Wake the Devil. They don't really have a Revolutionary era monster fighter in the Mignola-verse, this might be his first mention.
- The Pickens County Horror
- The Transformation of J.H. O'Donnell
- The Abyss of Time
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Truly great cover for The Three stories.
But I wonder when will Exorcism be collected.
I imagine it will be collected with other Ashley Strode stories when Cameron Stewart is finished with them, but nothing has been said about it yet.
"Hey yeah I know this place, turns out as - meh - pretty okay I guess..."
with Hellboy sort of knowing of having him behind him, seemingly as pretty much not amused, as like:
"Aw crap, I knew this was gonna happen sooner or later. Who is gonna shepherd that dude clear from
stinky mushrooms or skeletons up closets but me, the big guy.
Stab me, mold me, kill me, why not?! Tag along, sure, there's gonna be sights to see.
I can take it, I can make it all work out since I got me this jolly old big hand right here..."
It's just a thought, in the back of my mind, seeming amusing to me in ways.
Chillingly good stuff besides Mignola, Slint, M, Knut and really big chunks of tinfoil?Been called a 'good egg'. Been told to rock, been told to steady myself. Been told to (please) be goin' places.
Half sunk in the mud, with one eye showing / a cracked smile and hair still growing /
your hands miles apart, as if they'd never met / you were the happiest I'd seen you yet. ~ (full) lyrics to 'Exhume' by Bedhead.