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Review - Necronomicon
A new addition from Zenescope Entertainment this week, with an extra-large issue, with a new adventure for Holmes and Lovercraft. Have a look at the dark past and dark present of Necronomicon.
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Henry Lovecraft, descendent of the notorious horror author, must journey with Spencer Holmes to find the most ancient and evil tome in the history of mankind–the Necronomicon. Believed to contain horrific eldritch magic, this book is also sought by another–a sinister and powerful being who will stop at nothing to attain his prize.
Story Joe Brusha & David Wohl
Writers David Wohl & Chas! Pangburn
Artwork Alessandro Uezu 1-8, 14-24, & 70-72 Massimiliano La Manno 9-13, 25-31, 38-44 & 55-69 Dario Carrasco 32-37 & 45-54
Colors Maxflan Araujo 9-13 & 25-69 Robby Bevard 1-8, 14-24 & 70-72
Letters Taylor Esposito (Of Ghost Glyph Studios)
Editor David Wohl Production & Design Christopher Cote
Building off the grand scale adventure that has been going on over the titles of the Grimm Universe, the adventures of Lovecraft and Holmes have come in at a different angle. First they are unsure of their abilities and what they can do, and it some respects it feels like they themselves are unsure about what they are searching for.
Nevertheless this is an engaging read. We get the long dark backstory of the original author of the Necronomicon and the details behind the dark aspects within it. The author is an interesting character to the end, and I like the way his story begins and plays out through the story.
The other part of the story is Lovecraft and Spencer, with their quest and search involving the Necronomicon. There is some excellent back-and-forth banter between them, but as the story continues, there is a genuine bond between them both. The use of the medallion(s) and various other tools is nicely done, with powers being used and limitations worked out.
The artwork thought is excellent, and there are some well played out scenes in a variety of locations. There is a good mix between the ‘then’ and the ‘now’ with monsters and people (and people-monsters) all getting good time in panel.
This makes a good issue building on what we’ve been through already and an interesting adventure to work on through as the Grimm Universe happens around it.
Overall, the blend of mystery, horror, and adventure in this latest comic series is a thrilling journey that draws you in from the first page. The characters are well developed, their relationships authentic, and their journey intriguing. The story is a perfect mix of elements from the Grimm Universe, Lovecraftian horror, and classic detective tales, making it a must-read for fans of these genres. With its excellent artwork, engaging storyline, and complex characters, this comic series is a captivating read that you won't want to put down. Dive into this fascinating world of dark magic, ancient mysteries, and compelling characters - you won't be disappointed.