Sarah Winchesterâ€™s house is always under construction, which is good because the banging of hammers keeps her demons at bay. Her construction crew of vagrants and murderers build, tear down, and rebuild the mansion according to her visions. But now her newest employee, Warren Peck, has brought some demons of his own…
I think Iâ€™m done with this book. I tried, but the art just really throws me out of the story, and even that is awkward and slow moving. Itâ€™s hard to tell if we are supposed to believe this is a true story and all the weird red â€œdemonâ€ things are simply an aspect of Sara Winchesterâ€™s insanity or if only some people are able to see them now that the drifter who showed up seems to realize they are there, too. Even that is confusing, since the drifter was fine one moment but then moved into the furnace room and was suddenly completely dehydrated and insane in a night? I mean, I get it- the story is creepy, Sara Winchester had this house built in all sorts of weird ways thanks to voices in her head, and its all haunted by the ghosts of the dead from her husbandâ€™s guns, blah blah blah.
This book isnâ€™t creepy, itâ€™s not moving well and itâ€™s a shame because I typically enjoy Peter Tomasi. Here, Tomasi and Ian Bertram just arenâ€™t delivering. Personally, Iâ€™ll skip to when the whole series is done and maybe marathon read it in a night.
The Hey!: The story is still interesting over all, but the execution is not.
The Eh: The art. The plot. The whole book.
The What?: There are some nice exterior shots and some moments are a little creepier than others.
Who should read this series?: I guess if you really are a fan of the real life story itâ€™s interesting otherwise Iâ€™d say skip it.
Why should you buy this book?: You really shouldnâ€™t. There just isnâ€™t enough here to justify getting anything more than maybe a trade when itâ€™s all done.
Dark Horse Comics
May 11th, 2016