By Christine Caprilozzi
Witchfinder: The Mysteries of Unland #1 Review
Writer: Kim Newman, Maura McHugh
Artist: Tyler Cook
Publisher: Dark Horse
Release Date: June 18, 2014
Rating: 7.5 out of 10
Synopsis: Edward Grey is sent to Hallam to investigate a mysterious death. Once there, he hears rumors about the mysterious Unland, the wetlands around the town, and the creatures that inhabit it. Grey’s skepticism vanishes when he encounters the monsters of Unland, and he realizes that Hallam is a place of secrets.
Our Thoughts: While the Witchfinder, Sir Edward Grey, is not the most recognizable character in the world of Mike Mignola, aka “Mignolaverse,” he is certainly one of the more intriguing. Taking on this venture to bring him back is Kim Newman and Maura McHugh. The pair takes their time in setting the back story, but pain the picture in a clever way which adds to the mystery. Issue #1 is very much story driven. Horror fans who are accustomed to the nonstop all out attack on your senses type of book should hang in there. The ending is incredibly grotesque and freakish, which is definitely enough to wet your appetites for Issue #2.
Out on June 18th, Witchfinder: The Mysteries of Unland #1 is a mystery driven story, peppered with gruesome and horrific scenes that consistently leave the reader wondering what’s next.