House of Penance

House of Penance

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"A horrific story of a haunted house and one woman's mission to wash away the blood curse of her husband's invention from claiming her own life and soul"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Milwaukie, OR :, Dark Horse Books,, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781506700335
Branch Call Number: TOMAS
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Bertram, Ian (Comic book artist)

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BigEyedZiggy
Sep 28, 2017

So much more than a horror comic about the Winchester Mystery House! Stunning artwork and colors too. Would love to see this turned into a movie (if done right, of course).

EKGO Apr 06, 2017

This looks like a horror graphic novel, but it's not, not really. It's a look at how grief and guilt can manifest in the physical world, how repentance works for a select few madmen anda woman, all of whom are haunted by violence.
This is a fictional account of Sarah Winchester's psychological torment and the reason she built the Winchester Mystery House as compared to her crewman, Warren Peck's, own regrets and shame. They both seek penance, via building The Winchester House, for the harm their guns have brought to the world; every bang of the hammer echoes the bang of a gun's hammer, the noise meant to keep evil spirits and tortuous thoughts at bay, thus, the house is under construction 24-hours a day.
The art is jangly, harsh, and not pleasing much like the story. Blood and guts, symbolically spilled from countless gunshot victims, ooze across each page adding the grotesque to illustrations already unsettling.
Still, this is not a horror story, it's a sad story, a terrible story that's worth reading.

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