The present work is brief, silly, and thoroughly entertaining in the grand traditions of the genre, and Corben's art is as wonderful as ever.
Nov 16, Paul rated it really liked it Shelves: graphic-novels , reviewed. You've read one of their team-ups, you've pretty much read them all Dec 31, Tamsin Barlow rated it it was ok. Are all graphic novels written by year-old boys? View all 14 comments.
Dec 17, Rebecca rated it liked it Shelves: comics-comic-books-graphic-novels , horror. Mar 14, Brett rated it really liked it. Apparently this is written by a friend and former colleague of my father in law, who shoved it at me to read while we were staying with them while our apartment was being renovated.
I love it. A very fast moving and creepy gothic outing vacillating between Lovecraft and Poe, that somehow makes the breathless pace of the insanity on the page feel totally natural. The artwork isn't quite to my taste, but it fits the material and certainly has a charm to it.
It's the kind of book that doesn't look p Apparently this is written by a friend and former colleague of my father in law, who shoved it at me to read while we were staying with them while our apartment was being renovated. It's the kind of book that doesn't look particularly interesting if you're casually flipping through it, but totally engrossing and a mega page-turner as an actual read. Apr 09, Sarah rated it liked it.
The story is fun from beginning to end. A must read for horror fans. Chilling to the unforgettably terrifying final page. Sep 07, Elia rated it did not like it. This was gross for the sake of gross. It was weird and more than a little confusing.
Aug 15, Dlotempio rated it really liked it Shelves: graphic-novels. It's an odd question to ask of a story whose aspirations appear self-evident: too unnerve and scare the reader. The question occurred to me when I began to consider the inscrutable motives of the Ragemoor Castle.
Much like the House of Usher, Ragemoor seems to embody deep, hidden longings. It also shares the profoundly alien mindset of Lovecraft's outer-worldly horrors. So we have "alien," "inscrutable" and "hidden longings. The main character Herbert undergoes a transformation over the course of the story. It parallels pubescence but i don't think it is a stretch to read the story as both physical and emotional growth into adulthood.
Herbert begins the story described as a "boy" by his uncle. Herbert appears virginal, although there is not evidence for or against.
Clearly he's easily influenced by the slightest hint of femininity as he falls madly emphasis on MAD with Anoria, his fake cousin. He knows Ragemoor is a malevolent entity but he has no understanding of his responsibility to it. Over the course of the story, Herbert's terror grows as he learns that he must abandon the naivety of childhood and accept the grim responsibility of an adult.
These responsibilities happen to include breeding an insect army, shoveling the detritus of giant baboons and generally letting his appearance go to hell. It's amazing how much that reminds me of adulthood. The work of Richard Corben always has superficial and psychological levels.
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His characters are propelled by emotional issues. I don't know for sure if Jan Strnad and Corben intended to write a metaphorical coming-of-age horror story. But, I think it's a fascinating way to read the story. And I believe it adds another layer of terror to a frightening story.
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Feb 02, Guilty Spark rated it it was amazing. I thought this was excellent. If you enjoy Lovecraft and Corben's artwork I think you'll enjoy this. It's a solid "post-Lovecraft" weird Horror kind of story with a Gothic slant, right up my alley. There was quite a few critical reviews on this site.
I just took it at face value with no pre-concieved notions and enjoyed it thoroughly. I will say the ending felt a little rushed but quite satisfactory and the origins of Ragemoor could have been explored a bit more, but I suspect that was due to I thought this was excellent. I will say the ending felt a little rushed but quite satisfactory and the origins of Ragemoor could have been explored a bit more, but I suspect that was due to publisher constraints. Like: Hey Corben, make this fit in four issues.
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So the other reviewers didn't like the art, story wasn't this or that, it should have this or that, whatever. Maybe you "experts" should write your own graphic novel and show the experts how it's done. I can't recall running into that particular plot right off the top of my head. Maybe the other reviewers have read too much Manga and don't understand anything without characters with huge eyes, tiny noses and fairy wings, lol. Hoy toca una de fuerzas innombrables, malignas y primigenias pero opuestas y enfrentadas. Si no eres tan afortunado, a de Hoy toca una de fuerzas innombrables, malignas y primigenias pero opuestas y enfrentadas.
Si no eres tan afortunado, a destinos mucho peores. Este tomo recopila las 4 grapas que componen la historia. Se me ha hecho muy corto para el precio que tiene. Jan 05, Nicola Mansfield rated it really liked it. Reason for Reading: I love horror stories and appreciate Corben's artwork.
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I also liked that this was a complete mini-series all-in-one. This is an incredibly bizarre horror story which I thoroughly enjoyed reading. I also loved Corben's artwork which is equally freaky.
The story is just plain fun if you are in to the weird and creepy. This is one of those horror stories where the house is the actual main character. The house, for some inexplicable reason, is for want of a better word, alive.
The Reason for Reading: I love horror stories and appreciate Corben's artwork. The two who live in the house are prisoners and those who visit become victims. Very strange and as I've said I found it all very fun. Only problem is that stripping the tale of the unique insect kitchen help, baboon guardians, raving lunatic naked father and attacking worm men; what is left is the usual predictable plot in these "living house" stories.
Even the shock-value ending was not unexpected.