Outstanding artwork that enhances the story perfectly. Final pieces to the puzzle are revealed with impressive motives that aren't simply black and white
Sir Edward is almost a spectator during the big action sequences
Rating ( 9.25 )
- Total score
Witchfinder: The Mysteries of Unland #5 is the conclusion to the series and has Sir Edward Gray attempting to stop the rising waters of the Unland before the entire city of Hallam ends up underwater. It opens up with Sir Edward rushing back to the dry land in Hallam with Ada and Walker Morse after realizing that it was Anna Poole who was responsible for all the attacks and now the flood. But Walker blames Sir Horace for all the recent events because of his anger towards the Unland after the death of his son years ago. He states that Sir Horace declared war on the Unland and used his money to hire waves of gunman to gain control over Mona, knowing whoever held the egg controlled her and the waters. And part of the deal he made for him to keep Mona safe was for them to adopt the customs of dryland folk including working for him. This is all old news to Anna who plans on finishing Sir Horace this night in his house and doesn’t want anyone to interrupt her. She tells the defenseless Sir Horace that she is the new Mere spoken to by Mona, and she’s now in control of the egg, and intends on flooding Hallam. She unleashes 2 of her biggest eels in the area and one attacks the trio, who are trying to reach Sir Horace’s home. Ada does her best to fend off the eel so the other 2 can continue on but Anna planning this for years and finally in control of the egg, can anything be done to stop her plan? Or will the Unland finally rise?
Witchfinder: The Mysteries of Unland #5 is an electrifying conclusion to the series that answers all remaining questions while delivering intense action that will leave you haunted by eels for some time. It goes without saying that it’s a good thing when the build up to a climax is worth the wait, and this story is successful providing that engrossing feeling. And the artwork is once again indicative of all the enjoyable aspects of this series from the subtle creepiness to the large-scale action sequences, although I wish Sir Edward was more involved in the action. If you haven’t picked up Witchfinder: The Mysteries of Unland yet I highly recommend this series. Just don’t expect to walk away with a fondness for eels.
Release Date: 10/15/14
Writer: Kim Newman, Maura McHugh
Artist: Tyler Crook