House of Penance #3

Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Artist: Ian Bertram Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: June 8, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 1
8.8Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

A visitor from Winchester's past stirs up old demons, and she must find new ways to keep them out of her unearthly mansion. Meanwhile, Warren Peck comes face to face with specters from his own past and learns that he has more in common with her than he'd thought . . .

  • 10
    The Fandom Post - Josh Begley Jun 7, 2016

    House of Penance #3 is another superb issue in one of the best horror miniseries I've read in quite some time. Peter Tomasi, Ian Bertram, and Dave Stewart have managed to capture a fever dream in a comic. Highly expressionistic and dripping with atmosphere, House of Penance will haunt you long after you close the issue. Dr. Josh gives this an". Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We The Nerdy - Josh McCullough Jun 9, 2016

    House of Penance #3 pushes the story forward well and features some of the series best art to date. It sticks out in my mind as one of the most visually unique and fascinating horror books currently on the market. If you've been itching for some unsettlingly fascinating and beautiful horror comics, thenHouse of Penanceis certainly worth your time and money. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Jun 16, 2016

    This is a great horror series. It isn’t just a paranormal story or a slasher or anything typical like that. Tomasi really takes his time with this series, letting everything slowly unfold and flourish into the story on the page. If you’re looking for a sophisticated horror story, this is it! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Jul 24, 2016

    Deliberate and grim, House of Penance #3 once again establishes the title's dominance as one of Dark Horse Comics' premier horror stories. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Graphic Policy - christopher scott author Jun 10, 2016

    The flashback of Mr Peck is a gorgeous blend of art and story by artist Ian Bertram. I will admit the subtle use of interwoven black lines around every panel leaves one wondering what they are. Are they hair from Mrs Winchester, or are they something much more sinister? Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Nick Nafpliotis Jun 7, 2016

    I'm still not sure at all where this series is going, but unlike last month, it's not because things felt like they were getting weird for the sake of being weird. There's a fascinating thread being pulled and woven through the rooms of the Winchester House that I desperately want to follow. Hopefully I won't get lost again. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bounding Into Comics - Donald Edmonds Jun 8, 2016

    Being one that is not a fan of horror or suspense, I found myself strangely drawn to House of Penance #3, and the art form only enhanced the strangeness and appeal of it. The same way shows like Dexter or Breaking Bad might have appealed to people because it was about characters embracing a darker side of nature, House of Penance takes a cue from a genre that is starting to captivate audiences, and is running with it. This is ultimately the tale of the villain, and their path to dealing with their sins. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Doom Rocket - Arpad Okay Jun 13, 2016

    House of Penance makes room in its third issue for romance, laughter that isn't barked out from behind clenched teeth, the potential for redemption, even some Shakespeare. Taking time to be both touching and gut-wrenching amplifies the intensity of both. Love and violence and regret. It stirs up what haunts us. Read Full Review

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