The House of Lost Horizons: A Sarah Jewell Mystery #1

Writer: Mike Mignola, Chris Roberson Artist: Leila Del Duca Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: May 12, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 4
7.7Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

A locked-room murder mystery puzzles paranormal detective Sarah Jewell and her associate Marie Therése when a weekend trip on a private island off the coast of Washington goes astray. Trapped by a storm and surrounded by myriad suspects who have gathered for an auction of occult items, the intrepid duo must unravel the supernatural mysteries surrounding the guests in hopes of uncovering the murderer! But all the while, bodies keep piling up, and at any moment Sarah or Marie Therése could be next!
Mike Mignola and Chris Roberson return to the world of Hellboy, accompanied by artist Leila del Duca and colorist Michelle Madsen.

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison May 7, 2021

    Fans of both cosmic horror and cozy mysteries will find a lot to enjoy in The House of Lost Horizons. Even readers whose tastes don't gravitate towards one genre or the other may find this one interesting enough to be worth a read. And it goes without saying that Hellboy fans will love this one. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald May 11, 2021

    An exciting first issue in a classic murder mystery with flavours of Agatha Christie, this is an intriguing new chapter within the Mignolaverse, with two heroines whose rich history is dying to be told. It works as a standalone chapter too, so no previous knowledge of the characters or Hellboy's larger universe is necessary. Stunning art filled with suspicious glances and guilty expressions really accentuates the murder mystery. Not to be missed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Mark Tweedale May 12, 2021

    There are so many challenges ahead for the creative team on "The House of Lost Horizons: A Sarah Jewell Mystery," but happily they've laid a strong foundation in the first issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford May 5, 2021

    The House of Lost Horizons: A Sarah Jewell Mystery #1 delivers a perfectly competent beginning to a classic-looking murder mystery story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Impulse Gamer - Lyla Saudi May 14, 2021

    Although it comes across as a simple mystery story (so far), there is a lot of room for growth. The cliffhanger ending was interesting, and it provided a glimpse into the supernatural elements promised. Hopefully the next issue dives deeper into who the characters are. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Chase Magnett May 12, 2021

    It is a locked room mystery populated by a collection of easily identifiable suspects with red herrings and supernatural affectations to spare. However, even with that potent set up the debut may not maintain the attention of newcomers. Read Full Review

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