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House of Mystery Vol 4: The Beauty of Decay

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

House of Mystery: The Beauty of Decay (2010) Matthew Sturges, Luca Rossi, Werther Dell’Edera, Jose Marzain Jr

Fig and friends are now stuck in The City in the Space Between, and no one can come up with a way out. Stories are still told–stories told and histories remembered where we learn a little more about those in the house.

And Cain’s wants to get his house back–to hell (quite literally) with anyone who gets in his way.

The volume also contains a set of linked stories involving a mask, John Constantine, Merv Pumpkinhead and Madame Xanadu. I didn’t actually have a problem with those vignettes, it’s just that they appeared after the conclusion of the story arc for this book, which was… confusing.

Although the story arc of Fig and those trapped in the house is interesting, I still think I prefer the stories shared by those who come into the house–the random, unrelated stories.
Rating: 7/10

Published by Vertigo

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