Coffin Hill #7

Writer: Caitlin Kittredge Artist: Mark Farmer, Stephen Sadowski Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: April 9, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
7.1Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

Travel back to the 1950s to witness another fateful night in the Coffin Hill Woods a night that young Ellie Coffin might not survive! Lost, alone and haunted by the spirits that dwell in the forest, Ellie must find her way home before sunrise or stay trapped with the ghosts of Coffin Hill. Guest artists Stephen Sadowski (FAIREST) and Mark Farmer (FABLES: WEREWOLVES OF THE HEARTLAND) join writer Caitlin Kittredge for this stand-alone story!

  • 7.7
    Geeked Out Nation - CJ Yudelson Apr 11, 2014

    The hard part about crafting one-shots is that they have to deliver enough emotion, drama, and possibly action in order to suck the reader into a story that starts and ends in one issue. Some creative teams use it to present a theme or lesson without the tribulations of continuity while others use it as opportunity to build upon an already larger story at play. This issue of Coffin Hill goes for the latter and manages to provide some interesting history as well as give the invested reader a sense of repetition and destiny to the bloodline of Coffin. While lacking in providing the emotional draw necessary to become actively interested in Ellie or even remembering her down the line this is still a decent enough comic. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Apr 10, 2014

    Taking all of that into account, this issue is undoubtedly good. Yes, it pales in comparison to the work that we've seen from Kittredge in past issues, and the guest art from Stephen Sadowski is underwhelming. It's a shame, really, that this issue failed to meet the high standard set by the first six, and hopefully, it is not a sign of things to come for the series as a whole. Parts of it are better than others, but the biggest problem is the lack of familiarity. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Apr 9, 2014

    Coffin Hill #7 is a decent one shot that adds quite a bit more to the story of the last arc, making it quite enjoyable. The writing and guest artwork have a few hiccups, but the issue is still a decent read. With issue, I look forward to when the series comes back in June. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Infinite Comix - Daren Taveras Apr 16, 2014

    Coffin Hill #7 has an interesting plot by taking Eve Coffin out of the equation. This issue goes fifty years into the past to tell a story about the history of the women of the Coffin family. One of the glaring problems that Coffin Hill faces is a lack of information on the powers of Eve Coffin and where they come from. Coffin Hill #7 begins to tell that story that the readers have been waiting for. Seeing an explanation of the birth rite of the family and the power behind the women of their past strengthens the reader's belief in Eve and begins to turn the cogs of understanding behind her abilities. Although we aren't given answers in bulk, it's satisfying to finally see where the power behind the Coffin family comes from, albeit slightly. Coffin Hill #7 delivers on multiple fronts. Although it breathes a fog of unnerving, it does not take away from the story that is being told. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Nerds Unchained - Michael Bowie Apr 12, 2014

    Taken on its own, this really isnt a bad issue, and theres little doubt in my mind the intention here is for it to serve as a prologue, providing us with more background for the story arc to come, however I cant help but think it would have benefited from present day scenes at the beginning, end or both to better connect it to the issues that preceded it. On the positive side of this drastic perspective shift though, this probably makes for a pretty good jumping on point for new readers as the issues plot doesnt really rely on previous issues in the series at all. Unfortunately this is harder the titles strongest entry and may not be the best representation of the series as a whole to the unfamiliar. Read Full Review

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