Writer: Nalo Hopkinson
Artists: Dominike “Domo” Stanton, John Ravuch
I’m not gonna pretend like I know all there is to know about the Sandman mythos. I tried a few times to pick up the series but every time I couldn’t get into it. Then came my most recent time and I couldn’t put it down. Neil Gaiman has crafted a visionary world occupied by truly fascinating characters. That’s one thing I’ve really been appreciating about the Sandman Universe books – getting to experience the depth of Gaiman’s creation. Finally getting the chance to analyze all of his littlest details.
Take House of Whispers for example. This is the latest entry into the ever growing mystery of where is Dream. This particular issue tells the story of the voodoo deity Erzulie attempting to get back to her followers and escape the dreaming. Whispers allows the series to have its first comedic moments since the tragedy befell these characters.
EXPANSIONS ARE FUN TOO!
Writer, Nalo Hopkinson, crafts a story that truly rides the wave of the emotional spectrum. Hopkinson delivers a story of brokenness and reliability to the readers that make you feel deeply for the characters. While she also whips humorous moments that land really well.
The art team of Dominike “Domo” Stanton & John Ravuch do an immaculate job of balancing the tone with its respectable color palette. For those moments, where brokenness exists, there is a darker feel to the art. For those funnier moments, the colors are brighter and pop. There are even certain splash pages or larger portion drawings that just stand and stay with you.
Overall, House of Whispers #2, is a welcome addition to the Sandman mythos. It crafts a broken tale with just the right amount of humor to engage the reader and leave a lasting impression. Speaking of lasting impression, the art for this book is utter perfection. The art for this book is like a tattoo, it stays with you long after you finish reading.
FINAL SCORE: 9 / 10
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