2018 Day 60B – Review – Casefile: ARKHAM – Her Blood Runs Cold by Josh Finney, Patrick McEvoy

2018 Day 60B – Review
Casefile: ARKHAM
Her Blood Runs Cold
by Josh Finney, Patrick McEvoy

Detective Hank Flynn returns for another case that will lead him into the darkest corners of Lovecraft’s most cursed city—Arkham, Massachusetts. When an old friend shows up at Flynn’s office waving a gun and rambling about “the Abyss of the Shoggoths,” the detective is pulled into a case of love, revenge, and an elite family’s generational feud—one which just so happen to have interbred with the spawn of a Sumerian God.

Warning: This comic has shaded nudity.  Fully nude pictures but shaded just to where you can’t “see” anything.

I had no idea what to expect when I started reading this Graphic Novel.  From the cover it looked like a Film Noir style comic book which I thought I would enjoy.  And I have to say, I did really enjoy it.

The artistry is very 1940’s film noir style.  Although I wish it was a bit more shades of gray, then pure black and white.  But the artistry was top notch and wonderfully detailed when it needed to be, and plain jane when it had to be.  I really enjoyed the monsters, and the detail they had all the way down to the fish scales.

The writing was pretty good too, it kept the flow going well and never got too bogged down.

Overall, this Graphic Novel was nothing like I expected but kinda was what I expected.  I don’t think I would have ever guessed that it dealt with the occult and weird Cthulu type of monsters.  It’s weird because it mentions them and shows them, but they weren’t the focus.  The focus was the death of Derby and the monsters were just side tidbits thrown in.

It unfortunately has DRM, so -1 from the score for that.  But you better believe I’m looking out for the others in this series and can’t wait to read them.

4/5
Amazon ($7.99, HAS DRM, Kindle Unlimited)

 

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