House of Mystery, Vol. 1: Room and Boredom
Matthew Sturges, writer of the Eisner-nominated JACK OF FABLES, and his JACK co-writer Bill Willingham, proudly unlock the doors to the HOUSE OF MYSTERY, a series that reinvents a classic DC Comics comic. HOUSE OF MYSTERY focuses on five characters trapped in a supernatural bar, trying to solve... show more
Matthew Sturges, writer of the Eisner-nominated JACK OF FABLES, and his JACK co-writer Bill Willingham, proudly unlock the doors to the HOUSE OF MYSTERY, a series that reinvents a classic DC Comics comic. HOUSE OF MYSTERY focuses on five characters trapped in a supernatural bar, trying to solve the mystery of how and why they're imprisoned there. Each one has a terrible past they'd like to forget, and with no books, newspapers or TV allowed in the House, they face an eternity of boredom. But stories become the new currency, and fortunately, the House attracts only the finest storytellers.
Publish date: January 20th 2009
Pages no: 128
Edition language: English
, Urban Fantasy
, Short Stories
, Sequential Art
, Graphic Novels
, Graphic Novels Comics
, Comic Book
Series: House of Mystery (#1)
I picked up House of Mystery because it was recommended to people who enjoyed Fables, and I can see the appeal. The concept is one of almost existential horror. Five people end up in a strange house, and they cannot leave its grounds. Essentially, they are trapped in a nightmare they can't wake up...
My favorite part is "The Hollows." Great humor and general horror/fantasy/sci-fi bonhomie from Willingham. I'll definitely pick up the other books in the series.
I am not really sure I fully understood this comic, but that just might have been the point of it all.
Hmh.It doesn't quite seem to be a horror anthology an anthology of horror stories, but each issue has its own standalone vignette. I don't see enough single-issue or shorter stories, and particularly liked the first one (illustrated by Ross Campbell, and I am amazed I don't have any of my Wet Moon ...
A bit convoluted at times, but it was an overall entertaining read. This is a collection of short stories framed by the main story of the inhabitants of the House of Mystery. The protagonists from different eras are caught in the house unwillingly, and the most recent arrival is trying to escape. Th...