Review: House of Penance #3


A visitor from Winchester’s past stirs up old demons, and she must find new ways to keep them out of her unearthly mansion. Meanwhile, Warren Peck comes face to face with specters from his own past and learns that he has more in common with her than he’d thought . . .

Edgar Allen Poe would be proud of this mix of horror and the occult written by Peter Tomasi. While the occult maybe a little subtle at times, there is a clear point of it. The incredibly graphic pseudo-flashback also give the readers a peek at Mr Peck’s violent past.

The flashback of Mr Peck is a gorgeous blend of art and story by artist Ian Bertram. I will admit the subtle use of interwoven black lines around every panel leaves one wondering what they are. Are they hair from Mrs Winchester, or are they something much more sinister?

Story: Peter Tomasi Art: Ian Bertram
Story: 8.5 Art: 9 Overall: 8.75 Recommendation: Buy

Dark Horse Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review