The Good: This comic is great. The shadowy art is abso-fricking-lutely awesome. New Zealander Ben Stenbeck and Hellboy writer legend Mike Mignola collaborate in one hell of a team. The story is fairly stock gothic/horror/mystery stuff, nothing I ain't seen before, but this is first issue, so it's early days yet. And you may have heard me say that action in a first issue will really hook readers in. Well, this has plenty of action in it, and a fair amount of gore - the remains of a man splattered all around his house, a fluid-drained corpse - makes me shudder all over just thinking about it. but of course you should come to expect this from a dark title like Witchfinder or anything from Mike Mignola. And Ben's art is just right. I love it. 'Nuff said.
The Bad: Umm ... umm, well ... actually I can't find anything that is particularly wrong with this one. The slight "nothing-I-haven't-seen-before" feeling comes to me when I read this. Maybe as the story develops we'll see some juicy plot twists. Watch this space.
The Ugly: There have been no uglies identified within this comic so scroll down and don't ask awkward questions! Go, go!!
Overall, I'm rating Sir Edward Grey: Witchfinder #1 at 7/10. The art's great, but the story is kinda underwhelming for me. I'm left disappointed as to what might have been. But I cannot judge yet, since as I pointed out before, this is the first issue and you have to get the next one to really get a feel for the title. So that's exactly what I'm gonna do. Goodbye my besotted fans, see you next time. Oh, and now my username has changed. Fantom is no more. Behold ... FANBOT!!! Mwahahahahaaaa!!!
Posted by Fanbot at 5:20 pm, THURSDAY 6 August