The Chronicles of Herbert West #2

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Nov 2008 | Zenescope

Writing: Joe Brusha | Ralph Tedesco
Art: Axel Medellin Machain
Colour: Jason Embury
Letters: Bernie Lee

Herbert works at the same hospital as his girlfriend and rival bent on humiliating him at every turn and even steal his girlfriend, but Herbert snaps and Stein soon finds himself as the next test subject.

This book keeps getting more interesting. I’m amazed that Megan has stayed with him so long after witnessing such horrors and the lengths Herbert goes with his work obsession. She must really love him.

I’m really looking forward to seeing the next escaped mistake go rampaging through the streets tearing out throats. It’s very satisfying to see his progress and how it’s more terrible and terrifying than the last. This guy really took the death of his mother and sister very hard to be obsessing over this.

The story is holding up really well and shows no warning signs of possible crap out, so I’m going to happily keep going and see what happens.  

The Chronicles of Dr. Herbert West #1

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Sep 2008 | Zenescope

Writing: Joe Brusha | Ralph Tedesco
Art: Jason Craig | Axel Medellin Macwain
Colour: Thomas Mason | Nei Ruffino | Garry Wenderson
Letters: Bernie Lee

Herbert West, a Miskatonic-U grad, is obsessed with reversing death. His experiments are frowned up forcing him to continue his work in secret. As he get closer to achieving his goals, he soon realizes some things should be left well alone.

This series is another venture into Lovecraft modernizing the tale of Herbert West: Reanimator. Science horror following the Frankenstein vein.

What a way to lose a mother and sister right after church and by a bus. The blood, and smears, two bodies covered with sheets and fragments of that stuffed toy, what a great beginning. It was nice to see that, to see what drives him to reverse death.

It could not have been human. No man could make such sounds. And its eyes.. its eyes were filled with the horror of sights not meant for men.

And when those eyes fell on me it was all i could do not to scream… or go mad.

The writing is very good, it’s not as eloquent as the old Lovecraft, but it is a modernization. In that light, it’s perfect. The story flows very well and I like how it’s told from Megan’s point of view. It really gives you the feeling things really aren’t going to end well.

I really like the art as well. It’s a good match. I would have preferred a more painted style, but that’s just me being picky.

I look forward to seeing where this is going.

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