Edgar Allan Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher #2

Edgar Allan Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher #2

Writer: Richard Corben Artist: Richard Corben Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: June 19, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
7.4Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

When the dead come to us in dream, in search of the truth, all manner of horrors are revealed. To save the dignity of a dead woman, Herbert must destroy the painting that killed her. But her brother is not ready to let her go . . .

  • 9.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Jorge Solis Jun 21, 2013

    In “Edgar Allan Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher” #2, writer/artist Richard Corben delivers another truly terrifying adaptation. I can't wait to see which of Poe's macabre tales Corben does next. I'm gunning for “Murders In The Rue Morgue”. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Sean M. Thompson Jun 19, 2013

    However, it's still really fun to take in through your sight balls. Slightly hokey, it has the feel of one of those classic Edgar Allan Poe adaptations Hammer did with Vincent Price. I always get the warm-fuzzies when reading Corben comics. He's a throwback to the days of weird narrator characters at the beginning of anthology horror comics. And it's always excellent to see more horror anthology type comics coming out. Still, it comes and goes too soon. 8.5 Very atmospheric art, and writing style.Lots of influence from Poe's other stories.Over too soon. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Rob McMonigal Jun 20, 2013

    This take, while definitely not safe for work, is one of the best I've seen, ramping up the decay until everything quite literally collapses on itself. Horror fans need to add this one to their collection. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Zac Boone Jun 18, 2013

    If you enjoy classic comic book art -or bizarre non sequiters in speaking style – thenThe Fall of the House of Usher#2 is one you'll want to pick up. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Cody "The Thorverine" Ferrell Jun 19, 2013

    Corben's House of Usher was a good story, but it feels like it should have just been collected into one book. The finale happens rather quickly and doesn't feel like a full meal. It will benefit greatly if you read it all at once. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Ashley Olien Jun 26, 2013

    It's very possible that this story just doesn't translate well into this format or that the original story is equally vague. I like the story itself and I think there was a lot of potential here but overall I was kind of disappointed in the execution.The story feltrushed and I think it would havebeenbetter had it not been crammed into 2 issues. I wouldn't say that you shouldn't bother to read it. There are definitely things about it that I liked. I'd recommend reading the original story before checking it out. It was also a little bit hard for me to pick back up in the middle without having a summary of issue #1 to remind me what was going on. Probably best to read the issues back to back. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GreyMouser Jun 19, 2013

    . . $4, 27pgs! A+ Eerie Cover . Almost no ADs! . . . A fantastic finish from Richard Corben on all duties, aside of lettering. Ill have to go back and re-read his previous version and see which i love more. This Gloomy classic is rendered in the creepiest of COLORS, unlike some of his other recent projects. Really great art, colors, pacing and killer story to tell, even if Corben does get weird with faces at times. All this and with the Hag as well, take my money! A great 2-parter well worth the cost of admission, whether in periodical or collected form.

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