Review: House of Penance #4


The chaotic construction is no longer enough to keep Sarah’s ghosts at bay, so she tries something more extreme to ease her conscience. Peck’s nightmares are growing worse, too. Brought together by their dark visions, the heiress and the outlaw are getting closer, but Sarah’s sister doesn’t like it one bit.


In House of Penance #4 the past returns to haunt the house, as more Sarah’s ghosts haunt her. Both physically and emotionally things get strange, with only two issues left. I will admit I’m curious to see if more of Sarah’s family visits to see if they try to stop her descent to into madness.

Sarah’s descent into madness manages to influence the art, as it gets darker, and a little gruesome at times. While it may not all be dark, there are a few bleak spots of light. They are spread out throughout the comic which manages to give the issue a sense of balance.

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

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