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REVIEW: Miskatonic: Even Death May Die

Book Title: Miskatonic: Even Death May Die

Book Description: “Miskatonic: Even Death May Die” picks up after the events of ”Miskatonic”. Former FBI agent Miranda Keller has had her body swapped with one of the “deep ones”. As a result, she gets to see humanity for what it really is.

Miranda’s partner, Tom Malone, is one of the few that knows that this switch has taken place. He’s doing everything in his power to help her. The trouble is what person will believe a strange man that tells them that someone has been possessed?

After getting a vision from a Yith, Miranda sees the best solution for humanity and the deep ones: Awaken Cthulhu. Cthulhu will kill all of humanity, thus giving humans the peace they have been fighting one another for over the millennia. Then the deep ones may inherit the earth.

Is there anything that can stop this plan from going into effect?

Book Author: Mark Sable

Book Format: Paperback

Publisher - Orgnization: Aftershock Comics

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Illustrator: Giorgio Pontrelli

  • Story
    (2.8)
  • Interior Art
    (2.8)
  • Cover Art
    (4.15)
  • Dialogue
    (3)
  • Mechanics
    (2.75)
  • Editing
    (2.8)
3.1

Summary

I read and wrote about the first issue of “Miskatonic” when it came out last fall. While I didn’t dislike it, I had trouble understanding the premise. That made it harder to fall into the book.

When I was at my local comic book store I saw “Miskatonic: Even Death May Die”. I decided that the original and I had gotten off on the wrong foot. We both needed to give each other a second chance.

I’m glad for the opportunity. This book is a great think piece on how people treat those that are different from them. The story is set in the 1930s, but its message rings true in the present.

This book also raises awareness for how we view and treat mental illness. I like to think that those who run those facilities have more scruples than were portrayed in the book. Unfortunately, I also know that art is very good at imitating life.

Mr. Haun’s work on the cover is a fantastic period piece. I can easily envision something comparable to it on a movie poster next to “Gone With the Wind” and “The Wizard of Oz”. It jumped out and grabbed my attention when I didn’t know I wanted this title.

The artwork on the interior pages was not as crisp as I would’ve liked. That didn’t stop it from meshing perfectly with the story.

As a geek on a budget, I would say that “Miskatonic: Even Death May Die” is worth the price of admission. There is a caveat to that, though. I highly urge you to read the original “Miskatonic” series first. Otherwise, you will be playing a lot of catch-up trying to understand who the different characters are and what events have transpired.

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I grew up loving all things geek. I started reading and collecting comics when I was 8. My personal collection has roughly 8,000 books in it. When I’m not doing something geek-related I love spending time with my amazing wife and kids, gaming, and working on cross stitch projects.

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