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House of Mystery, Volume 1 by Matthew Sturges
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Jul 22, 2012

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A straightforward horror graphic novel.

The eponymous House of Mystery is located on a crossroads between worlds that allows all sorts of creatures to come in to its bar and tell strange and horrific stories (each issue contains at least one). These stories range from the grotesque (fly-woman? Ewwww) to the downright funny (loved the substitute barkeep's story! He's an awful story teller, so the text is very dull while the panels tell an entirely different story - great use of the graphic format. Plus, vampire cats! Mwa ha ha ha!)

There is also an arc about a woman named Fig, for whom the House represents, or may actually be the result of, her tormented soul. We don't exactly know how Fig and the House are intertwined yet - that'll be revealed throughout the series, I presume.

Not as layered as "Unwritten" or "Locke & Key", two of my other favorite horror graphic novel series, but a distracting, enjoyable read.

I'll be reading more.

**language, extreme violence, sexual talk

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