House of Whispers #4

Writer: Nalo Hopkinson Artist: Dominike "Domo" Stanton Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: December 12, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 6
6.6Critic Rating
6.2User Rating

The mysterious infection doctors are calling "Cotard's Delusion" spreads, trapping countless souls in the Dreaming and leaving their physical bodies yearning for death. To handle her own case of the disease, Latoya decides to go on risky adventures, believing she'll feel alive the closer she gets to death, while her girlfriend Maggie tries to find a true cure. Meanwhile, in the Dreaming, Erzulie Dantor calls her war council of Shakpana, Turtle and Uncle Monday to find a way to take her sister-self's bayou and boat back to their realm. Shakpana, however, seems to be more interested in making his way back to the Waking World...

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Dec 29, 2018

    So although this issue did not quite grab me the way that I had hoped it would, I still found it an entertaining read, and am still fully engaged with the book as a whole. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Dec 13, 2018

    Overall, though, it seems to be slowing down a little and lacks the momentum of the flagship title The Dreaming. But I'm more than intrigued enough to stick with the whole line. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Christian Hoffer Dec 12, 2018

    This is probably the first issue that actually spends major times developing both plots, and it improves considerably as a result. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Dec 12, 2018

    We find the cause behind Maggie and Latoya's walking undeadedness, and probably why the Dahomey Gang are stuck in the Dreaming, but there are so many concepts thrown at the reader in this issue, you might not catch this bit on the first read. This series appears to have a pacing problem, and perhaps an issue with continuity. The latter is difficult to discern when you're dealing with the Dreaming. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Dec 18, 2018

    And with this issue I've found myself canceling my subscription to this series. Perhaps it's the kind of book that will click better in trade form when a storyline can be read in full. Something about how it's put together here just keeps it from really working for me with the way it flows all over the place and with sudden turns that didn't connect or work for me. I really love the artwork and getting a new aspect of the Dreaming to explore but the book just feels unmoored to me and I'm unable to invest in it further. Read Full Review

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