Comic Review: The Highest House #3 (IDW)

Newly released Highest House issue 3, from IDW, continues to hit high notes! Highest House is the continuing story of Moth, the young slave boy who is working for his […]

Newly released Highest House issue 3, from IDW, continues to hit high notes!

Highest House is the continuing story of Moth, the young slave boy who is working for his keep in Highest House, working for Roofer Fless. But there has been a voice, talking to him in the night; its name is Obsidian, and it is trapped in a giant rock! Obsidian promises to grant Moth’s greatest wishes if Moth will be loyal to Obsidian. And what of love?? Is Moth in love?

Writer Peter Carey has created a fascinating storyline here and fleshed it out with a myriad of interesting characters and situations. This is a tale that might remind the reader of A Game of Thrones in its intricately political sword work. It’s a combination of an old schoolbook fairy tale, like the fox and the crow, or the story of the troll who lived under the bridge, that sort of thing, better told, and with so much depth!

The language is Medieval ‘old fashioned’, and there is plenty of puzzling local expressions, too. The village is a rustic European-looking place, and there is clearly a class system in the culture, with new slaves being brought to replenish low positions in the castle staff. And there is plenty of skullduggery here, from evil schemers to magical beings and magical happenings.

And the potential for more drama, more romance, and more magic!

I highly recommend that you look at this title, it is a very strongly written and illustrated (Peter Gross, with Fabien Alquier on colors) adventure!

IDW, The Highest House #3, $4.99(!!) for 30 pages of content, not rated.

Alan Spinney

About Alan Spinney

After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!