Witchfinder: The Mysteries of Unland #1 Review

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.

 

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Christine Caprilozzi
Senior Editor at Horror News Network

Christine Bucci-Caprilozzi joined the Horror News Network staff in 2005 when the site was still ComicMonsters.com. She started as a Staff Journalist adding interviews, comic reviews and convention coverage. Christine is also the Lead Organizer/Director of the CT HorrorFest and is a firm believer in keeping the indie spirit of the horror community alive. You can follow her on Twitter @Christine_HNN.


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