House of Horror 28 - Low, Low Woods

Hack/Slash is a lot of fun. I have only recently learned that there were more than 3 omnibus.

I don’t know how I didn’t know this already.

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I think that I need to re-read this.

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This was a fun story but I am not sure if I would call it a horror comic. I guess it can be?

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Agreed, it is a little more of a post-apocalyptic sci-fi story than anything. There are horrible things that happen in the story but yeah, kind of straddles the line.

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I just read all 6 issues and I gotta say, I absolutely loved it. My favourite part was giving all the women a choice at the end. I know I would have drank it, but against my will? That would have effed me up.

This is the first hill house comic ive read but i’m def gonna look into the other ones! I’d forgotten how much I love horror comics

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Welcome to House of Horror!!! Hill House books are a great place to start on DCUI. We have previously read The Plunge and Basketful Of Heads. If you are in an adventurous mood you can check out the list of every book we have read. There are some out-of-the-box picks (Action Comics) and many titles that often get overlooked like The Dark Mansion Of Forbidden Love.

I agree, that ending was perfect!!! I honestly did not see it coming so when it happened I was extremely happy.

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Wow thats a lot of books to read! I looked at the list real quick and I’m pretty sure I’ve only read (and loved) Mystik U

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That was a great miniseries!!! I remember my biggest complaint is that we never saw the conclusion of Zatanna’s story as it was set up to be completed in another book that never happened.

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Issue #1, that was interesting. I don’t know what it was, but it was interesting. It’s as much a mystery as a horror story, which I guess is true of the last two books and much of horror anyway, but for whatever reason the mystery element of this struck more more than usual.

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I agree, the mystery element, especially in the first book, is strong. I think it is around book 3 that is sort of slides into a mystery with Vertigo House of Mystery style side story.

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I do have a question for everyone. Do you think this story would have worked in another decade besides the '90’s?

From an EW interview Carmen Maria Machado had this to say:

“I just like the idea of queer characters from the past being able to live their lives,” Machado says. “Whether you think of that as fantasy or not, it’s really interesting to me. I liked the idea of them being able to live their sweet, queer, ‘90s lives without actually having that anxiety. I mean they have a lot of problems in these six issues, there’s a lot going on, but homophobia is not one of them.”

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pride

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Looking back, I remember those particular Wildstorm books to be pretty decent (and that’s coming from a guy who traditionally isn’t into more graphic horror content).

If Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash should hit digital sometime, I’d be in for a re-read of it. I only read #1 when it came out and it was…different. I disliked it more than liked it, but I’m eager to try it again.

As for The Low, Low Woods, its on my list. I’m also curious about the forthcoming Sandman/Locke & Key two issue mini. That looks like it’ll be a lot of fun.

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Issues 0 and 1 are out now, maybe even issue 2?

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D’oh! :man_facepalming:

I see that #'s 0 and 1 are out. It looks like several months have gone between the two. Is that normal for the series, or due to delays?

Since it’s “Locke & Key/Sandman”, I gather DCUI won’t get this one, as the DC/other publisher crossovers only come here when their title starts with a DC property (barring some legal agreement that DC could make with IDW to have it here, especially with the Sandman show on the way to Netflix).

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The crossover was on here for like a week. Then they pulled due to licensing agreements.

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Yep, figured that would happen.

resumes reading TLLW

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I don’t think I’ve read Jonah Hex yet. Any recommendations?

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https://www.dcuniverseinfinite.com/comics/book/jonah-hex-16/9ff53e24-0994-4127-8d5c-4fdb835ee6a6/

Quick two-parter starting here introducing the great Tallulah Black

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The decade feels appropriate. I feel like the 90s was a time where there were pocket of people in communities who were starting to be accepting with peoples sexuality. The thing that I think is appealing to any author about writing in older decades is that there aren’t any cell phones. You can get a whole lot of plot out of people not being able to call for help, look things up, call to clear up a misunderstanding.

I really liked the feeling of acceptance that was going on throughout the story. Their parents seem to be fine with everything that is going on.

Originally when I read the beginning at the theater with Josh I thought his responses were backhanded comments about them being lesbians but they were obviously much more sinister as we find out later.

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