The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of GRINDHOUSE: DOORS OPEN AT MIDNIGHT #6 from Dark Horse Comics. The story and lettering is by Alex De Campi, with art by Federica Manfredi, and colors by Manfredi with Dorotea Gizzi, Andrea Priorini, and Diego Farina.
Lord Callyreath leads a group of nobles out hunting wild boar in the snow. He shows no signs of what has happened in the previous issue. The dogs attack an injured boar, but the men soon realize that’s not what it is. This begins a series of attacks by Branwyn, out for revenge of what happened to her and her family by her fiancé… Lord Callyreath. Will she show the same mercy she receive to her almost-husband?
I always love revenge stories and this was a good one. I’m surprised that it’s a quick two-parter, but it feels just right. There’s a lot of action and blood in this one (not there wasn’t any in the first chapter) and it moves fast. Federica Manfredi’s art is beautiful, almost fairy tale-like, but that illusion is shattered by the grizzly death scenes. The GRINDHOUSE series is a love letter to the genre, and it’s certainly NOT for the kiddies.
GRINDHOUSE: DOORS OPEN AT MIDNIGHT #6 is in stores now, or available for ordering at www.darkhorse.com.