Herald #5

Mark Twain’s retirement party turns deadly when the book golem William Wilde arrives. Meanwhile, Harry Houdini and Susan Lovecraft learn more than they should when they infiltrate one of Aleister Crowley’s séances.

If you’re looking for a series that’s far separated from the usual, then this is definitely a good one. Where else can you possibly get to see Lovecraft and Tesla side by side fighting the paranormal? Other than your imagination, I’m pretty sure that Herald is the only place as we head into issue five.

The festivities at Mark Twain’s party quickly go south as the cultists have brought a very uninvited guest. That guest of course is anything but typical, being that of a golem made out of books. Lovecraft does his best to ward it off as a plan is formulated to take it down. In the mean time, Houdini and Lovecraft’s mother sneak into a séance where things go very differently than they expected.

There was a lot going on in this issue, even more than the previous ones, which gave way to plenty of good art. The strange guest that was the book golem was really neat to see drawn, especially with all the action it brought. I have to mention the last page’s artwork specifically, as it was just fantastically done.

One issue after another, they just keep bringing in more crazy surprises. I’m getting a little worried that too many things are being thrown in, but I will keep reading to see how it goes. With all the big names and creative ways of bringing them together though, it’s a fun title that should continue to be worth reading.

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Geek-o-Rama received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments and opinions are those of the individual reviewer.

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