New Release Graphic Novel: A DARK INTERLUDE VOL. 2: A DARK INTERLUDE: Book Review
Updated: Feb 14
I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the FEARSCAPE VOL 2: A DARK INTERLUDE by Ryan O’Sullivan, Andrea Mutti, & Piotr Kowalski Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!
About The Book:
Title: FEARSCAPE VOL 2: A DARK INTERLUDE
Author: Ryan O’Sullivan, Andrea Mutti (Illustrator), & Piotr Kowalski (Illustrator)
Pub. Date: February 14, 2023
Publisher: Vault Comics
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Find it: Goodreads, https://books2read.com/FEARSCAPE-VOL-2-A-DARK-INTERLUDE
The Sandman meets Dark Souls in Fearscape: A Dark Interlude - a world with infinite sequels, dark creatures, endless possibilities, trapped in repetition ... this is the story of how humanity escapes. THE WORLD IS TRAPPED AND DOOMED
Trapped in a cycle of infinite sequels, the world is doomed to repeat tired tropes and clichéd conflicts without end. Unless that is, unreliable narrator, notorious plagiarist, and sequel denier Henry Henry can unleash something so awful it deserves no repetition. After the stunning success of Fearscape, comes A Dark Interlude, the story of “—No! The only offense to literature greater than the loathsome synopsis is the sequel. I will not stand idle while some poor excuse for an editor mangles and confuses my story, which is intact, perfect, and concluded, with this derivative drivel. Mark my words, this nonsense has nothing to do with my tale. I am not in it. I do not condone it. And you, dear reader, should not buy it.” –HH But don’t listen to Henry Henry – the only way to escape is to buy this book! Collects the complete five-issue series I give FEAR SCAPE VOL 2: A DARK INTERLUDE ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐!
This novel is very well done and packed with some deadpan humor. You follow Henry Henry as he tells you endless sequels of events. He's the narrator and he has the same voice as in the middle-grade novel A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS.
The story begins with a letter from Henry Henry that explains his situation and yes, he did plagiarize his novel and apologizes. But his confession gets more intense and the twist and turns begin.
After a brief introduction of Henry Henry the story begins. The illustrators, I felt did a wonderful job capturing the setting and characters. They're simple drawings but poignant to the story and mood.
Finally, my only regret is that I didn't read the first novel FEARSCAPE VOL 1, because the plot was a bit confusing for me and I think if I read the first novel I wouldn't have been as confused. But once I got halfway through everything fell together.
Overall, I highly recommend reading FEARSCAPE VOL 2: A DARK INTERLUDE, particularly if you're a big comic book fan and love dark, twisted tales.
About Ryan O’Sullivan:
Ryan O'Sullivan is a comic book writer from the North of England. Best known for original works such as Fearscape for VAULT COMICS, Void Trip, and Turncoat; Ryan has also written extensively for licensed properties such as Dark Souls, Warhammer 40,000, and The Evil Within.
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About Andrea Mutti:
Andrea Mutti is an acclaimed Italian artist who has worked for Marvel Comics/Entertainment, DC Comics, Vertigo, Dark Horse Comics, BOOM! Studios, Image, Dynamite Entertainment, and more!
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About Piotr Kowalski:
Piotr Kowalski is a comic book artist with comics published in both the American and European markets. He has worked for the biggest publishers in comics such as Marvel, Dark Horse, BOOM Studios!, Dynamite Entertainment, Image, American Gothic Press, LeSoleil, Le Lombard, and Casterman. He is currently working on the series, DEADBOX for Vault Comics, written by Mark Russell.
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2 winners will receive a finished copy of FEARSCAPE VOL 2: A DARK INTERLUDE, US Only.
It ends February 21st, midnight EST.