Gore and blood are alluded to on the very first page and clues the reader that this is not going to be a clean and censored story. Again, there is a difference between violence, and even ultraviolence, and splatter. Stefano Raffaele knows exactly how much to spill to cause an impact in the reader. Together, Nicieza and Raffaele, with the muted colors--a divergence from giallo--of Ms. Sanjust make The Blackburne Covenant a thoughtful exercise. Read Full Review
There are a couple of lines I might tighten, for example "Please, Larry. I wouldn't know The Monroe Doctrine from Marilyn Monroe" would have come out better as "I wouldn't know Monroe Doctrine from Monroe, Marilyn," but this is an early sign that Dark Horse's latest attempt at a new "line" (horror in this instance, backed up by HELLBOY and the new Niles & Templesmith offering due next month) may prove more successful than their previous ill-fated forays. Read Full Review
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