Friday, April 5, 2013

That's What I Call a Haunted House

"That's What I Call a Haunted House" from House of Secrets vol.2 #6 (Vertigo, 1997) by Steven T. Seagle and Duncan Fegredo
Unlike Vertigo's later House of Mystery, its House of Secrets doesn't really hark back to the old anthology series, though Sandman-like, it does break up its series-long arc with occasional one-offs and "origins". Seagle's theme seems to be that secrets are destructive, and he creates an engaging enough cast led by Rain Harper, a runaway and squatter in the House, who gets roped into acting as witness to a ghostly jury. Most of the series features the distinctive expressionistic art of Teddy Kristiansen, but it's not exactly splash-friendly. But we're not doing too badly with a Duncan Fegredo piece!

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