The Beauty of Decay by Matthew Sturges

(8.5/10)

The House of Mystery has moved to another dimension in a last ditch effort to save them all. The house is now in a dead land with new enemies surrounding them and old enemies trying to track them. Again, with different purposes, some still want the house and others still want Fig for powers which have not yet been fully explained.

In this volume, we learn of the back story of the poet and how his life was before he came to be trapped in the house. Fig’s dad again causes trouble for everyone - what dark deal did he sign up to and what were the full terms of the deal Fig made to get them off the dead zone?

The characters in this are still growing and almost accepting Fig as one of their own, although with the changes she has made and is still making how long this will last I couldn't say and with the end of this volume there are 2 main characters who seem to be gone, but in a graphic novel like this, whether they stay gone only time will tell.

This series is always interesting with the interweaving stories bringing more focus on the history of the inhabitants as well as those outside. The bar when it can be found is still the place to hear stories from another world and we are left with an ending which can only change the direction of the stories in future volumes.

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Room & Boredom
House of Mystery: Volume 1
8.0

Matthew Sturges, writer of the Eisner-nominated JACK OF FABLES, and his JACK co-writer Bill Willingham, proudly unlock the doors to the HOUSE OF MYSTERY, a series that rein [...]


Love Stories for Dead People
House of Mystery: Volume 2
9.0

Matthew Sturges, writer of the Eisner-nominated JACK OF FABLES, and his JACK co-writer Bill Willingham, the creator of FABLES, proudly unlock the doors to the HOUSE OF MYST [...]


The Space Between
House of Mystery: Volume 3
9.0

The characters trapped inside the House of Mystery finally discover how and why they've been imprisoned there in this newest HOUSE OF MYSTERY volume collecting issues # [...]


The Beauty of Decay
House of Mystery: Volume 4
8.5

The House of Mystery has moved to another dimension in a last ditch effort to save them all. The house is now in a dead land with new enemies surrounding them and old enemi [...]


Under New Management
House of Mystery: Volume 5
8.7

The Conception, still mysterious, have plans for Fig which have not been clearly stated but seem to be the main antagonists now that Cain has almost got what he wanted. The [...]


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House of Mystery: Volume 6
9.5

In this sixth volume, witches and goblins abound as Fig and The Witch Queen run from the Thinking Man s robot army which is fighting for control of the Summerlands. [...]

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