Saturday, July 2, 2011

House of Mystery v4: #16

The Beauty of Decay: Part One: Entropy by Matthew Sturges (writer), Luca Rossi (penciler), José Marzán, Jr. (inker), and Lee Loughridge (colors)

This segment of House of Mystery is visually engaging but narratively incomplete. Still, the two page spread that simultaneously depicts the goings on in various rooms of the House is splendid. Not every room is populated but each one adds to the overall picture.

The Hounds of Titus Roan by Bill Willingham (writer) and Richard Corben (artist) - This is a straight up gothic horror story about a writer trapped in a mysterious castle (Titus Roan) by the feral beasts. Nothing really stands out about this tale. Sometimes the tales help to paint in details or background information of the ongoing story but that is not the case in this instance. Maybe it is unreasonable to expect something special from each of the tales but more often than not they are nothing special.

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

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