Baltimore: The Witch of Harju #2

Baltimore: The Witch of Harju #2

Writer: Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden Artist: Peter Bergting Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: August 27, 2014 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
7.1Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Baltimore investigates a small town in Estonia where the Red King has been seen. But he has little luck getting the townsfolk to speak with him, and a farmhouse full of broken, bloodied bodies is his only lead.

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Hazel Hay Aug 26, 2014

    And so the hunt for the Witch begins. There are oodles of familiar tropes here, some may annoy, some are fresh. But this comic is filled with the finest pickings from good horror comics: the dead rising, hideous creatures that go krak, ravens, churches, graveyards…the list is endless and the art work is clean and bright. I loved the creature burning on page 10. The look of the comic reminds me of the nights under the blankets reading horror comics as a kid. Too often horror comics are dark and grainy but cmon, we love a bit of crimson blood and orange fire against the grimness. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Carl Boehm Aug 27, 2014

    I have covered a few of the chapters of the hero known as Baltimore, and I must say that this series has captured the monster-fighting sense of adventure better than its predecessors. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Pennacchia Aug 28, 2014

    While the art has its moments of unevenness, Mignola and Golden seem to have stepped up immensely in this issue. Not only is the tension and suspense better constructed, but there are a number of moments of dialogue that are really fantastic. It is great to see this series when it pops up periodically, and the somewhat subdued opening called into question whether the story of Lord Henry Baltimore had run its course. But, after issue #2 of The Witch of Harju, Mignola and Golden prove that they have compelling stories for this universe. In the final act of the issue, the story expands and the dark magic that appears to be at work, and this evil that has come to the town may truly make for a spectacle next month. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Mark Tweedale Aug 27, 2014

    Still, if this weren't following Chapel of Bones, I would have assumed this was a side story in the vein of Dr. Leskovar's Remedy, which was a fun story, but it had no real impact on the ongoing plot. With the expanded cast, I was hoping for some character development, something to sink my teeth into, but that hasn't happened yet. So far it's been quite light. Honestly, this one's hard to judge without having read the final part. It's a solid issue, though it seems a little inconsequential considering what has preceded it. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    AiPT! - Tyler Sewell Aug 19, 2014

    You get a simple origin story for the witch and get to see a couple of demons pop out of zombie chests like the scene from Alien. Other than that it's a pretty forgettable issue. Read Full Review

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