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ARC Comic Review: Fearscape #2 by Ryan O’Sullivan

Fearscape #2 by Ryan O’Sullivan, illustrated by Andrea Mutti, Vladimir Popov, and Deron Bennet
Series: Fearscape #2
Genre: Horror | Graphic Novel
Length: 27 pages
Published on 7th November 2018 by Vault Comics
Purchase: Purchase from your local comic store
Ryan O’Sullivan: Website | Twitter | Goodreads
Andrea Mutti: Website | Twitter
Vladimir Popov: Twitter
Deron Bennet: Website | Twitter
eCopy received from author in exchange for an honest review

Heroic plagiarist Henry Henry faces his first trial in the Fearscape! Within The Weeping Castle, home to The Children of Prometheus, Henry Henry encounters wondrous and fanciful creatures—including The First Fear. With courage and calm, he endures the heart of darkness, refusing the easy temptation of light. No Legs can outrun—no Mind can outwit—no Heart can outlove our hero.

Whilst I was away last month Ryan O’Sullivan sent an early copy of the second volume of Fearscape my way to read and reivew for its release. Now I’m finally back on track with sleep and blogging I picked it up.

I’m really enjoyed the progression of this story but I can definitely see why I don’t read comics and do read graphic novels; they’re just too short. I need more. Now.

The Muse and Henry Henry travel further into the Fearscape and he meets and experiences some of the horrors within. The Fearscape is a beautiful place and its difficult to imagine how it could be filled with nightmares, but we get to experience some of Henry’s and I don’t think I’d want to be in his shoes with his truths and lies so clear to some of them.

I was really glad that we got to see some Sirens here because they’re some of my favourite creatures though I do wish they were explored a little more.

This volume is mostly about Henry facing some fears and figuring out how to get back to his world so that he can focus on what he wants – to become an author. But how far is he willing to go to achieve his dream?

The only way he can leave the Fearscape is to do something foolish, which it doesn’t appear he thinks much on. Or has any care for. So its definitely going to be interesting when he has to face the repurcussions of his actions, both from the Fearscape but also in real life as he’s not a great person.

I gave this 3.5 stars as whilst I did really enjoy it I wasn’t as took in as with volume 1 and I have no doubt the following volumes are going to live up to what I’m anticipating. (Additionally Henry’s vocabularly is very long winded which makes it hard to digest at times)

This volume is already out for sale so go pick it up from your local comic book store and join me on this nightmare-ish adventure and we can be glued to our seats as we wait to see what Henry Henry set loose into the mortal world.

Oh! It also has two covers, I think the white one would be the one I’d pick up.

3.5 stars / 5 stars
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