Saturday, February 4, 2012

House of Mystery v5: #25

Exquisite Corpse

Part 1: Comes the Hunter, written by Bill Willingham
Part 2: The Heart's Filthy Lesson, written by Dave Justus
Part 3: The Pen Is Mightier..., written by Paul Levitz
Part 4: Heart and Soul, written by Alisa Kwitney
Part 5: A Pure and Noble Heart, written by Matthew Sturges

Art by Lucca Rossi (pencils), José Marzán, Jr (inker), and Lee Loughridge (colors)

Summary: All but one of the denizens of the House are killed, murdered by a newcomer to the House. Why did he do it? What is he after?

What a weird and welcome departure from the usual meandering storyline. At first glance this looked like it might be a collection of 4-6 page stories but it isn't. It's a done-in-one that takes place entirely within the House, notwithstanding a few a brief flashback or two.

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

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