Mr Higgins Comes Home #1

Mr Higgins Comes Home #1

Writer: Mike Mignola Artist: Warwick Johnson Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: October 18, 2017 Cover Price: $14.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 1
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Preparations begin at Castle Golga for the annual festival of the undead, as a pair of fearless vampire killers question a man hidden away in a monastery on the Baltic Sea. The mysterious Mr. Higgins wants nothing more than to avoid the scene of his wife's death, and the truth about what happened to him in that castle. However, these heroic men sworn to rid the world of the vampire scourge inspire Higgins to venture out and to end the only suffering he really cares about-his own.

This sendup of classic vampire stories sees Mignola teaming with British artist Warwick Johnson Cadwell (Solid State Tank Girl, No. 1 Car Spotter) for an or more

  • 9.6
    Geekery Magazine - Monica Archer Nov 3, 2017

    The book is also a stand alone adventure, which is sort of rare nowadays in comics. I recently had a conversation with a friend who was complaining that we dont just make any fun stand alone comic books anymore, and I actually suggested this book to him in response. Its a fun single issue with a contained plot that is easy to understand but not overly simplified. For anyone looking for a good read, particularly for this Halloween season, I would definitely suggest you give Mr. Higgins Comes Home a try. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Impulse Gamer - Chris O'Connor Oct 19, 2017

    It's not a terribly long book but it is certainly a bit of fun. The story is both one that you've heard the outline of before and yet in this telling it throws in a few twists to make it interesting and unique. I really enjoyed it, the art style and the humorous touches really kept it trotting along. I think this would work well as a little break between readings of Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. a little light hearted romp before marching back into Hell. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Multiversity Comics - Mark Tweedale Oct 18, 2017

    C'mon, you've totally gotta pick up this book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Oct 5, 2017

    Way back in 1983, my parent divorced. At the time, the UK only had three TV channels Friday night on BBC2 was horror night. My mother and I used to sit on the couch, watching the classic horror films from Nosferatu to Frankenstein's Monster all the way up to some of the Hammer classics. Thank you Mike Mignola and Warwick Johnson-Caldwell for feeding my own personal nostalgia. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Neill Hiltebrand Oct 27, 2017

    It is a very quick read for a 64 pg book. It was exactly what I was looking for, a creative spooky story. The art, well, let yourself fall into it. It seems simple at first but allow yourself to go deep and see how Johnson-Cadwell plays with extreme perspective. Take some notice of how tone and mood are created with this style and I think you will enjoy it as much as I did. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Manny Gomez Oct 23, 2017

    A charming and beautifully illustrated tale about vampires that invokes everything from classic vampires tales, New Yorker cartoons, Charles Addams, Edward Gorey, Hammer horror films, and Mignola's own work. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Jonathan Edwards Oct 25, 2017

    I thoroughly enjoyed my readthrough of Mr. Higgins Comes Home. If it seems like I gave away a lot in this review, I promise I only really touched on setup that happens in maybe the first third of the book. And with Halloween just around the corner, there's no better time to check out its craziness for yourself. I will admit, $15 is a bit steep for the amount of content, and some distributors (Like Amazon and Barnes & Noble) list October 31st as their release date for it. But, if you can spare the cash, you should be able to find it as your LCS (I saw it at mine), and I highly doubt you'll be disappointed. Read Full Review

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