Classic pulp writer Robert E. Howard (Conan the Barbarian; Red Sonja) is enjoying a renaissance among comics creators. Veteran horror novelist Lansdale (Bubba Ho-Tep) and Nathan Fox (DMZ) have turned their hands to updating one of Howard's lesser-known stories. Sisters Claire and Janet have just inherited the swampy Blassenville plantation house from their grandmother, a former slave on the grounds. They're understandably nonplussed: the plantation house is in the middle of a swamp, and this being a horror story, it's haunted by the ghosts of dead slaves. The ghosts assault the sisters and their small party of allies, apparently not caring that the girls are their descendants. The girls seek help from the Lawman, a mysterious local figure in cowboy garb, and they seek exposition from Alcebee, an old man who's been guarding the area for more than a century. Lansdale offers a by-the-numbers cabin-in-the-woods tale, with little of the creepiness that marks Howard's prose. Fox's art is an intriguing mix of sketchy and cartoony. Unfortunately, his storytelling lacks clarity, making it difficult to tell where and when things are happening. (Feb.)Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Pigeons from Hellby Nathan Fox, Dave Stewart, Joe R. Lansdale
Master horror storyteller Joe R. Lansdale throws his scathing wit and wild, otherworldly creations into the mix as he brings Robert E. Howard's classic tale of dark revenge to the present . . . and into the unwilling lives of the Blassenville mansion heirs, twin sisters Claire and Janet. When Griswell fled the Blassenville estate those many years ago, he couldn't
Master horror storyteller Joe R. Lansdale throws his scathing wit and wild, otherworldly creations into the mix as he brings Robert E. Howard's classic tale of dark revenge to the present . . . and into the unwilling lives of the Blassenville mansion heirs, twin sisters Claire and Janet. When Griswell fled the Blassenville estate those many years ago, he couldn't have imagined the grotesque horrors that would eclipse the ones he saw then — but they're here!
With more than twenty books to his credit, Joe R. Lansdale is an acclaimed storyteller. He's been called "an immense talent" by Booklist; "a born storyteller" by Robert Bloch; and The New York Times Book Review declares he has "a folklorist's eye for telling detail and a front-porch raconteur's sense of pace." He's won a ton of awards, including five Bram Stoker horror awards, a British Fantasy Award, the American Mystery Award, the Horror Critics Award, the "Shot in the Dark" International Crime Writer's award, the Booklist Editor's Award, the Critic's Choice Award, and a New York Times Notable Book award.
- Dark Horse Comics
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- 6.40(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.30(d)
- Age Range:
- 16 - 18 Years
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