Review: Penny Dreadful #2

*Warning Spoilers Below*

Werewolves and zombie and cursing nuns―oh my!

The mummy, Belial, has been released into the wild streets of London. He creates an army of zombies out of whoever crosses his path. Then we alternate back to Ethan attempting to control his inner werewolf. While I felt the humor came most from Ethan and Dr. Seward before, it seemed this time around Catriona takes the lead. She gets the best line of the issue: “Don’t mess with a lady and her sword, love.”

Brona, or as you might remember her, Lily Frankenstein (formerly played by the gorgeous and talented, Billie Piper) makes an appearance as a messenger to a scary nun known as Mother Superior. Her (Brona/Lily) character appears to be more passive then when we last her (from the television show) and it seems she will now be a third storyline to follow. If she takes a more active role, which she most likely will, I’m all in.

It’s revealed that the goal is to use Belial as a vessel for the devil himself. Then the story seems to change its mind and reveals that Vanessa Ives corpse will be brought back to life and used as the vessel to the devil. Now this is far more interesting, and because it will make the plot interesting, we can predict this will in fact take place. Despite being predictable, it still makes for a very intriguing storyline because we have no idea how this story will play out. How will Ethan handle seeing his love being brought back to life as the devil itself?

Story: Chris King Art: Jesús Hervás Color: Jason Wordie
Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy

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