Coffin Hill #2

Coffin Hill #2

Writer: Caitlin Kittredge Artist: Inaki Miranda Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: November 13, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 1
8.1Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

Ten years ago, the sleepy town of Coffin Hill, MA, was infiltrated by a curse that dated back to the Salem Witch trials. Ex-high society lowlife/black magic user Eve Coffin returns to her hometown as a wounded ex-cop with a huge grudge and a hell of a mission: to take back the terror she unleashed long ago. The dark horror that seeped through the Coffin Hill woods left one of her friends missing, one in the local mental ward, and one as the head of police. Now the horror continues to spread through Eves crumbling family mansion, taking more of the towns teenagers who stumble in its path.

  • 10
    GoCollect - @octii_pies Nov 15, 2013

    Brilliant job, team! Vertigo has a real winner here and, like last time, I look forward to learning more. The plot thickens both for our ex-cop and ourselves. What did Eve do exactly that caused so much harm? What is this entity she keeps vaguely referring to? What sorts of things is she capable of? What happened to her family? Her home? All exciting questions that leave me lingering rather than frustrated. Five outta five! Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    IGN - Melissa Grey Nov 14, 2013

    Miranda's art and Eva de la Cruz's colors are every bit as vital to the success of the narrative as Kittredge's writing. As Eve and her former friend turned police chief Finn investigate the disappearance of a few teens in the woods, the sense of menace is palpable. Likewise, the gothic feel of the eminently creepy Coffin Hill estate adds a suitable aura of foreboding to the proceedings. The world of Coffin Hill is a dark place, yet one that's also strangely seductive. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We The Nerdy - James Nov 19, 2013

    This is a really strong addition to Vertigos new line up and its another comic that serves to revitalise the flagging publishing line. If it carries on like this it could fill the void left by the cancelation of Hellblazer in a way Constantine just cant quite manage. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Nov 14, 2013

    So, in closing, quite a good second issue. If it continues like this next month, then Coffin Hill #3 is sure to be another great issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Adam Hollander Nov 17, 2013

    I would advise picking up Coffin Hill for the sheer fact that it is so different to any other comic out right now. The allusion of witchcraft and dark magic is interesting and should prompt one to pick up the book on that factor itself. The art is pretty good and the dialogue is great and I could see Caitlin Kittredge writing superhero dialogue because she has such a skill with it. Overall this is a pretty good issue and has prompted me to continue to pick up this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Connor Relyea Nov 15, 2013

    This book has already done some great work and it's only on its second issue. The story is going to get darker, and more suspenseful as Eve delves deeper into her past. Kittredge is going to take us for a twisted ride, I can feel it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Daren Taveras Nov 14, 2013

    Coffin Hill #2 expands on the history and future of the series in a short amount of time. The story remains as interesting as ever and the character development excels. Mirandas artwork gets better and better with every release, and once the story reaches its bloody conclusion, he will take full advantage of his gift. Although there are a few negatives to it, Coffin Hill #2 is a solid release to the new series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GoCollect - @mikebiyad Nov 14, 2013

    Coffin Hill is definitely turning out to be a great series, and its only two books in. I definitely recommend picking up this series now, because it only looks like its getting better. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - Patrick Ross Nov 13, 2013

    Coffin Hill #2 sadly took a step back with the writing, bringing in some vague and some not very clear story elements. The book, however, still remains an interesting read and if you don't mind that vagueness, you'll really dig the book. The character is still very enjoyable, the artwork looks great, and some of the problems I mentioned in the previous issue are not here. Definitely check it out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    PopMatters - shathley Q Nov 13, 2013

    It's in this sense that Miranda's use of the masking effect, in particular in the pages of Coffin Hill begins to take on a New Journalistic flavor, and puts him on the same footing (albeit in a markedly different arena) as writers like Hunter Thompson or Michael Herr. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    GoCollect - @Tom_Kray Dec 18, 2013

    While Coffin Hill #2 felt bland after #1 Im not ready to call it a one-hit-wonder. After all, #1 was an oversized issue and raised a lot of questions that #2 began answering, it just would have been nice if it had asked a few more of its own in the process. Its not a knockout book but I think it will serve its purpose in the larger context of the story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Nov 18, 2013

    "Coffin Hill" #2 gets it right in the dream-like visuals and symbolism, but dialogue, characterization and action will need to become sharper for the story to maintain its grip on the reader's imagination. Read Full Review

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