Sunday, April 9, 2017

Penny Dreadful (Vol. 2) #1

   When I was growing up, when your favorite TV show was canceled, that was the end of that story - with the exception of Star Trek, which is (thankfully) unkillable.

   But the death of a show doesn't mean the end of your favorite stories these days - and here's a good example.

   The gothic horror TV series Penny Dreadful may be over, but the story continues in this comic book series from Titan Comics.

    The series ended with a shocking death, but as this issue shows, death doesn't always mean a character is gone forever.

   And the threat of evil hangs over the cast, including a man carrying a terrible curse, and a discovery in Egypt that may open the door to a demonic threat that could destroy civilization.

   That's another great thing about comics - there are no special effect budget limitations.

   It's a powerful story the builds nicely on what came before - and sets up a thrilling new adventure / horror story!

Grade: A-


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