Excellent story developments. Feels suspenseful throughout with moments of witty banter and gruesome display of power.
Equipment during an encounter seemed random
Rating ( 9.75 )
- Total score
Witchfinder: The Mysteries of Unland #2 opens up with Sir Edward Grey describing his attackers to the police who are concerned with his perception of the town as a result of this assault. Well, Sir Edward tells the police that he was attacked by ruffians who were most likely foreign and not that he was attacked by talking magical eels who were barely able to escape. And as a result of this he wants to retrace Neal’s steps in order to figure out what it was he discovered that led to his death. The first stop they make after breakfast is at the town’s factory where the elixir is created, and Sir Edward is told how the elixir has transformed the town and funds its operations. He’s informed that only Sir Horace and his immediate family know the entire formula but the employees know parts of it, and are treated with the utmost respect with a system in place to reward them based on their behavior. When he meets Sir Horace’s son he gets a little information about Neal’s activities that day but since it was Sir Horace, who is reportedly suffering from bad health, who escorted Neal around, he doesn’t get the entire picture. However he’s introduced to Diggory Fenn who was with Neal and Sir Horace on the tour. Once again everything seems picture perfect but the last time Sir Edward thought that he was attacked by giant eels, and now that he’s committed to investigating the town things are sure to become more dangerous going forward.
Witchfinder: The Mysteries of Unland #2 is an excellent follow-up issue that continues the blazing start to the series. The heart-pounding suspense is just one of the many enjoyable aspects of the writing and the way the story flows as you’ll be so engrossed in the mysteries and the events unfolding, the excitement won’t stop until you close the book. And Hallam now being a fully realized town makes what’s at stake feel real and solving the mysteries that more vital. Two issues in I’m fully onboard and can’t wait to see where Sir Edward takes it from here.
Release Date: 7/16/14
Writer: Kim Newman, Maura McHugh
Artist: Tyler Crook