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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Comic Review: Sir Edward Grey, Witchfinder City of the Dead #1

Witchfinder: City of the Dead #1
Artist: Ben Stenbeck
Colorist: Michelle Madsen
Cover Artist: Julian Totino Tedesco
Genre: Action/Adventure, Horror
August 31, 2016
Format: FC, 32 pages; Miniseries
Price: $3.50
UPC: 7 61568 00052 8 00111
Sir Edward Grey, occult adviser to the queen, confronts flesh-eating corpses and discovers a temple beneath London. The mystery that compels him the most is what the sinister Heliopic Brotherhood of Ra wants with it—and from him.

Sir Edward Grey, Witchfinder is a spin-off to the Hellboy series. Set in Victorian England, Witchfinder chronicles the paranormal investigations of Sir Edward Grey, a knighted occult advisor of Queen Victoria. City of the Dead is the fourth Witchfinder miniseries with the remaining four installments due later this year.

City of the Dead follows Grey’s encounters with zombies, the appearance of which seem to be connected with a series of London grave robberies and the discovery of an underground temple. Complicating matters is the appearance of Heliopic Brotherhood of Ra, a cultist organization comprised of “men of science” for whom Grey holds the greatest contempt.
I loved this comic and I’m undeniably drawn to this series. In the spirit of full disclosure, I’ve developed something of a crush on Sir Edward. There’s something about his dry wit, broodiness, and skill with a knife that makes him quite the dark hero. This installment was dark and dangerous with a hint of humour. The art work is lovely and tightly organized. I’m looking forward to fulfillment of this miniseries.

5 Witchfinding Sheep

Bianca Greenwood

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