There is a good story here, too. Taking Mike Mignolas Victorian supernatural detective Sir Edward Grey to the American Wild West seemed like a bad idea when I first heard about it, but the Stranger in a Strange Land concept works as well as it always will. In this issue, the Witchfinder rides the range with the cowboy Morg, hunting the evil witch Eris, while his dreams lead him in search of an abandoned mine. There is time on the way for some philosophy, like how Greys Christian God is all that different from the Indians Sky Father, and even a tender moment from a resurrected ghost reminiscing on how good it was to be dead. But this is no calm before the storm. Grey and Morg will have to wade through rivers of the walking dead before they can make it to the final confrontation with Eris promised next issue. Read Full Review
Perhaps the most fun aspect of this issue - and of this series as a whole - has been Mignola's introduction of a number of colorful characters. The Captain, Mary and her spirit guide, the Brotherhood and finally, the wild-eyed Martin Gilfryd. Sir Edward seems practically normal when juxtaposed against this cast of characters, and that comparatively everyman quality makes him seem all the more heroic given the circumstances of the plot. Read Full Review
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