House of Mystery #42

House of Mystery #42

Writer: Henry Boltinoff, Unknown Talent, Jack Miller Artist: Ramona Fradon, Henry Boltinoff, Creig Flessel, Unknown Talent, William Ely, Jim McArdle Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: October 5, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 2
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Whatever happened to the House of Mystery? Legend tells of a magical place where beings from many worlds met to share their stories, where the price of a drink was a well-told tale. Now, many years later, three travelers happen upon the ruins of that legendary establishment, long since abandoned. But how did its story come to an end? Three very different versions of that mystery are told but which one is the truth? Find out in "Three for the Road," a triptych of tales penned by Matthew Sturges, Bill Willingham, with a reunion of the HOUSE OF SECRETS team of Steven T. Seagle (AMERICAN VIRGIN) and Teddy Kristansen (THE SANDMAN MIDNIGHT THEATRE).

  • 9.0
    IGN - Poet Mase Oct 5, 2011

    Will you like this book? I don't know. If you haven't been following the series, probably not. There's almost no action, and you won't get half of the references. This book is a celebration of creativity, though, and that is something to which almost everyone can relate. On this level, and especially if you've read or are willing to read at least a few of the previous issues, this may be the best book you read all year. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Oct 11, 2011

    Regular artist Luca Rossi does his fine work one last time, and Tony Akins and Teddy Kristiansen both jump in for well-done tales of the House in other realms. Inaki Miranda's chapter, though, just shines. The characters are incredibly expressive and emotional, and the scenery is fantastic. Miranda is definitely a creator who should get a regular gig, and soon. I'm not happy this title is ending, but I'm glad to see Matthew Sturges bring it to an ending that feels natural, like it ended in its own time, which is a luxury far too many comics don't get. In the end, the eight volumes of this series will stand up as a worthy part of the Vertigo library. Read Full Review

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