Saturday, July 16, 2011

House of Mystery v4: #18

The Beauty of Decay: Part Three: Academics by Matthew Sturges (writer), Werther Dell'Edera (penciler), José Marzán, Jr. (inker), Andrew Pepoy (inker), and Lee Loughridge (colors) - Lots of interesting developments following the event that is foreshadowed on the cover of this collection. Some of the residents of the House go for a walk about the City. Fig, Peter and Jordan head for the library. Ceorel and Cain materialize from the remains of a tragedy. The others stick close to the House and clean up after another tragedy. The most interesting developments are those involving Fig, Peter, and Jordan. The other story bits and pieces seem to be setting things up for future installments.

The Tale of Brutus the Bold by Matthew Sturges (writer) and Jeff Lemire (artist) - This is of the best looking backup stories in the series so far. That said, the meaning of it all and its connection to the main story is tenuous at best. Possibly it is an allegory that requires the reader to look beneath the surface in order to see a deeper meaning.

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

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