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Friday, March 15, 2013

Comic Review: To Hell You Ride #3 by Lance Henriksen

To Hell You Ride, Dark Horse, comic review

To Hell You Ride #3 (of 5) by Lance Henriksen
Artist: Tom Mandrake
Colorist: Cris Peter
Cover Artist: Tom Mandrake
Genre: Action/Adventure, Horror
Publication Date: February 13, 2013
Format: FC, 32 Pages
Price: $3.99
UPC: 7 61568 21220 4 00311

Our drunken, haunted hero visits the scene of his grandfather's execution, recalling the stories that have cursed the land, while nearby the casual and the well-off bathe in blood.* Written by horror movie icon Lance Henriksen (Millennium,Aliens, Near Dark)!
* Body horror meets Native American curses!

There was a pretty nasty scene in the last issue involving a fella dying as a result of the cursed snow, but that pales compared to the hot tub scene that occurs in the first few pages of this third issue. Gross.

Things are pretty much in full-on panic mode in the little tourist town, as everyone has hopped in their vehicles and clogging the roads in a mass exodus. But things get even worse for them with black-clad gunmen picking people off from the mountainside as they try to get away.

While the horror and suspense are ramped up to full effect in this book, the protagonist is still flitting around the periphery of the action. All hell is breaking loose in this little mountain village and the hero is off soul-searching. Granted, it's not like there's a lot you can do to fight snow unless you're rocking the world's largest hairdryer and a strong disregard for the inevitable power bill. Still, all I've seen Two-Dogs do actionwise is punch out the mayor. 

To Hell You Ride, comic, page
It's a minor gripe really, since this five-part series is set for the home stretch now, and I'm anticipating one serious showdown given how the preamble has been so gruesome.

The back story, the mythos, the action, and the horror have added up to an entertaining series so far, but I think it's time for a convergence of these things, and I really hope To Hell You Ride #4 offers just that.

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