Comic Review: Witchfinder: City of the Dead #2 (Dark Horse)

Issue #3 finds Sir Edward Grey facing off against the reanimated corpses uncovered at the end of the last issue. Placing himself between the undead assailants and Doctors Lewis and […]

Issue #3 finds Sir Edward Grey facing off against the reanimated corpses uncovered at the end of the last issue.

Placing himself between the undead assailants and Doctors Lewis and Hanley Edward falls back on his knowledge of dealing with this type of situation and fires silver bullets into the revenants. Silver, however, has no effect and before he can try another charm or amulet Dr. Hanley steps into the fray only to be easily swept aside and into danger! Eventually, he realizes that staking them is effective and dispatches them both in time to save the doctors.

After returning home and filling out his journal with the day’s discoveries Edward retires to bed only to be disturbed by the vision of an African shaman with a dire warning of dark times to come. The next morning Edward sets about researching the cemetery history and importantly the ownership which has been one particular family for generations passed down over the years until into the hands of the current owner whom Edward pays a visit.

Mr. Friedhof is so OBVIOUSLY evil, we first see him sitting in absolute darkness (a fact not missed by Sir Edward) and basically ridicules Edward for daring to question him on such matters. Edward knows somethings up and makes it clear to Mr. Friedhof that he will figure it out.

Before he has time to organise his thoughts about the meeting Edward is kidnapped by The Heliopic Brotherhood of Ra and taking to see Queen Tefnut who shines a little light on the shady Mr. Friedhof which of course peaks Sir Edward Greys interest immensely!!

From the pages of Hellboy, what more do you need to know! Mike Mignola knows exactly what he is doing and does it extremely well. The characters are all well thought out and work well together either by helping or antagonizing each other. The artwork is amazing really bringing a victorian London to life and you can really imagine the supernatural events occurring in such a dark backdrop

About Martin Cameron

A 34 year old manchild from Scotland, bravely fighting the on going war between a love of comics and space to keep them. Boxes are filling and thanks to the digital age we live in so is the harddrive! I love finding a new comic to obsess over and rediscovering old comics to immerse myself in from the very first issue. A healthy mix of the seven dwarves of geekdom all wrapped up in one kilted bundle of amusement