Monday, November 8, 2010

What I Read: House of Mystery v2 - #6

Love Stories for Dead People: Prologue: Cave of the Gilded Virgins by Matthew Sturges (writer), Tony Akins (artist), Andrew Pepoy (inker), and Alex Wald (colorist)- a tale from Ann Preston's past; a tale of her first human lover; a tale that ends in a rather rather grim and cynical manner, as do most in the House of Mystery; nothing too special here but this is the first look back at Ann's past.

Love Stories for Dead People: Chapter One: Cabin Fever by Matthew Sturges (writer), Luca Rossi (artist), and Lee Loughridge (colors) - Harry and Ann begin to plot an escape from the House. They pull Fig, Cress, and Poet into their scheme. The planned escape route begins with a door in the basement that Harry previously warned them against opening. Seems that Harry 's changed his mind about opening the door.

I love Luca Rossi's art. Love how he draws the five main characters and his visual story-telling techniques. I often find my eyes miss secondary and tertiary objects in his panels, on the first read through. I love how he isn't afraid to draw things rough or soft or indistinct. Its a style that really works well for a horror comic like HoM.

House of Mystery is published by Vertigo, an imprint of DC Comics.

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