Comic Review: Secrets of Sinister House #1 (DC Comics)

In fine Halloween fashion, DC releases a larger than usual comic, a collection of creepy short stories. Guaranteed to horrify, it’s Secrets of Sinister House. Home to eight short stories, […]

In fine Halloween fashion, DC releases a larger than usual comic, a collection of creepy short stories. Guaranteed to horrify, it’s Secrets of Sinister House.

Home to eight short stories, this is quite the volume. There’s Batman, Zatanna, Green Lantern, The Atom, Harley Quinn and more.

With eight stories and a cover by John Romita Jr, Bill Sienkiewicz, and Nathan Fairbairn, it’s hard for a reviewer to comment on everything. The art is very good throughout, with a generally high standard.

The standouts for me this time around were:
Red Rain Batman in “Nightmare Mist”, with story by Rafael Abuquerque and Rafael Skavone, with Albuquerque on art and Dave McCaig on colours.

Also, “House Of The Dead”, written by John Layman and illustrated by Jorge Fornes, and colour by Jordie Bellaire is exceptionally well handled. The drawings, the mood, the pacing, and the entire horror-tinged experience is thrilling.

All in all, a capable package. Capable of raising your expectations, dashing your defenses, rocking your foundations. Check the stained granite countertops, the tray ceiling and the foyer with the body swinging from a crystal chandelier!

DC, Secrets of Sinister House #1, $9.99 for 80 pages of content, Teen

Alan Spinney

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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!!