Springheeled Jack #1

Springheeled Jack #1

Writer: David Hitchcock Artist: David Hitchcock Publisher: Titan Books Release Date: September 10, 2014 Cover Price: $19.99 Critic Reviews: 2
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High above a steampunk London of Penny Dreadfuls, Jack the Ripper, and pea-soup fog stalks the legendary demon, Springheeled Jack! From his quarters in Bedlam Asylum, Sir Jack Rackham hunts the creature. Across the gothic rooftops of necropolis London and through the labryinths of his tortured mind, he pursues the creature that took his beloved. But just who or what is Springheeled Jack? Does the answer lie among the lunatics of Rackham's sanitorium? Or in the very heart of the British Empire, with Queen Victoria at Buckingham Palace?

  • 8.0
    We The Nerdy - Kierra Prince Sep 23, 2014

    Hitcock's art is glorious and a perfect fit for the story. The entire book is done with pencils, only using shading for color. With the entire novel done in black and white, it helps give the already dark story some more despair and it feels right at home among the steampunk elements. My only complaint with the visuals is that some of the cursive text (namely at the beginning) is rather hard to read. Personally speaking (and I know I'm not alone) I find that cursive text as a whole is hard to read in comics regardless of the overall art style so I wish that it had been done in perhaps a more stylized print instead. Other than that, the visuals are great and I especially love how the various dark tendrils that spread across panels and pages are drawn. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Jan 15, 2015

    Spring Heeled Jack is an atmospheric horror tale that creeps up on you. There's a mystery at the heart of the story, shrouded in bloodshed and the supernatural. It also presents Victorian London in an easily approachable light, not some stuffy high society like in a Charles Dickens novel. Read Full Review

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