Baltimore: Chapel Of Bones #2

Writer: Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden Artist: Ben Stenbeck Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: February 5, 2014 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 3
7.7Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

Vengeful and doomed, Lord Baltimore finally catches up with the vampire who murdered his family . . . but it turns out the vampire has been waiting for him.

From Hellboy creator Mike Mignola!

  • 9.0
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Feb 3, 2014

    From the way Baltimore: Chapel of Bones ends, it's obvious this isn't meant to be the final Lord Baltimore story, but more the end of a cycle of stories in which he hunts for Haigus and, as a capstone to that era for the character, Baltimore: Chapel of Bones is excellent. The 2-parter as a whole is very good with great callbacks and extraordinary atmosphere, while doing a lot to advance the character and ground us in what's to come next. The action is awesome and glorious to behold, the reveals are shocking and intriguing, the set-up makes you desperate to see more, and the artwork is deeply chilling and perfectly complementary to the tale; definitely recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Mark Tweedale Feb 5, 2014

    This issue progresses from fiery oranges to cold blue-greys and rich reds, finally ending with the sequence downstairs in dingy greys and faded browns. Dave Stewart's colours felt like the mood of the book, which is no small piece of praise. He got me right back to the feelings I had when I first read the novel. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Carl Boehm Feb 5, 2014

    Stenbeck's art does a brilliant job capturing the blood and gore. Additionally, his work with shadows and darkness provides the ideal backdrop for a hero like Baltimore and his tale. Mignola and Golden end the "Chapel of Bones" chapter with a brilliantly visual and cinematic climax that trumps all the other Vampire hunters and their tales. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Joey Caswell Feb 5, 2014

    Baltimore has been a wild ride, but things are clearly not over yet. The latest installment was perhaps the best issue in the series so far or at least among the very best. There was a ton of depth and the whole book was suitably epic. There are a couple of developments in this issue that were unexpected even for a series like this, and things are only going to get more wild in the future. If youve ever read any Baltimore, do yourself a favor and check out Chapel of Bones. This was a perfect close to this chapter in the saga of Lord Baltimore, but certainly not the last! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bloody Disgusting - GreenBasterd Feb 7, 2014

    Ben Stenbeck working in tandem with Dave Stewart gives this book the extra oomf it needs, with so much action going on it's the little details that for me are the most appealing. In many of the panels there are surging flames or skeletons transforming into dust but even the simplest put of dust is penciled into the illustration. I've been praising Dave Stewart for years and this book is just one of the many testaments to his skills as he puts panels with powerful colours next to ones with dark ones and shadows. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Peter Schmeiser Feb 5, 2014

    While the book feels familiar, the problem with it is that I just dont care. I couldnt say that after two books I would pick this up again. It wasnt bad, but it doesnt compel me to continue reading it. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    cwp Feb 15, 2014

    Great conclusion and epilogue. Looking forward to more.

  • 8.0
    GreyMouser Feb 7, 2014

    As much as i love Mignola titles, and this series in particular i have mixed feelings about this issue. I enjoyed it overall but it rushes in the beginning and drags in the end. I was hoping for an epic battle, after all these years of build up, but this arc was more about setting up Henry's pals and a new 'big bad'. So while I'm glad to see Baltimore will continue, this arc is anti-climactic. Also, there are some problems, like hand switching and the page with the heart. Not really up to their standard quality, but I'm in for the next arc anyways.

  • 8.5
    Quirky Genin Mar 28, 2021

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