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House of mystery. [3], The space between
Sturges, Lila.
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Publication Information:
New York : Vertigo : DC Comics, [2010]

Physical Description:
121 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
"The House of Mystery is one of the most storied establishments in all the worlds-- known and unknown. Inside, you can pay for a tall cold one with a tall tale or two. And for a handful of its visitors, there's no such thing as last call-- because they can never leave. Now they're about to find out why. As dark forces gather to seize this legendary structure for their own, Fig Keele and her reluctant compatriots-- including her mysterious father-- are on the verge of discovering the House's true origin. What is it? Who built it? And most important, who is keeping them prisoner within it? The answers lie in The Space Between-- the staging ground for the House's most mind-blowing mystery yet!" -- p. [4] of cover.
General Note:
"Originally published in single magazine form as House of mystery #11-15"--Verso, t.p.
Reading Level:
"Suggested for mature readers"--Cover, P. 4.
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Matthew Sturges, writer of the Eisner-nominated JACK OF FABLES, and his JACK co-writer Bill Willingham, the creator of FABLES, continue unlocking the doors to the HOUSE OF MYSTERY, the graphic novel series that reinvents the classic DC Comics concept. This newest volume features Sex, suspicions and treachery as the characters trapped in a supernatural bar inch finally discover how and why they're imprisoned there. Featuring back-up stories illustrated by today's top talent including Jim Fern (CROSSING MIDNIGHT), Gilbert Hernandez (Love and Rockets, SLOTH) David Hahn (BITE CLUB, FABLES), Eric Powell (The Goon) and many more!

Author Notes

Matthew Sturges has written a number of comics for DC, including House of Mystery, Justice Society of America, and the Eisner-nominated Jack of Fables (with Bill Willingham). He has also written the novel Midwinter , available from Pyr, and its sequel The Office of Shadow .

Bill Willingham has been writing, and sometimes drawing, comics for more than 20 years. During that time, he's had work published by nearly every comics publisher in the business, and he's created many critically acclaimed comic book series, including Elementals, Coventry, Proposition Players , and of course the seminal Vertigo series Fables , as well as its spin-off series Fairest, Jack of Fables and The Literals . His work has been nominated for many awards, including the Eisner, Harvey, and Ignatz comic industry awards and the International Horror Guild award. He lives somewhere near a good poker room.

Chris Roberson 's writings include the novels Here, There & Everywhere, The Voyage of Night Shining White, Paragaea: A Planetary Romance, X-Men: The Return, Set the Seas on Fire, The Dragon's Nine Sons, End of the Century, Iron Jaw and Hummingbird , Three Unbroken , Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War II , and the comic book series Cinderella: From Fabletown with Love . He also co-created iZombie with Michael Allred, which has been adapted into a hit TV series on the CW. He has been a finalist for the World Fantasy Award four times--once for writing, once for editing, and twice for publishing--twice a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and four times for the Sidewise Award for Best Alternate History.

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Booklist Review

House of Mystery's third arc meanders unenlighteningly. Rina, who somehow left the house in the first arc, is in the space between worlds, where a dead ringer for John Barrymore's Hyde in the silent Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde persuades her to betray the house to an army of monsters. At the house, Fig's getting down with barkeep Harry. Later, during a fight, Fig's dad carries Harry into the space between, where other house denizens eventually join them. With the gratifying exceptions of Gilbert Hernandez (Love and Rockets) and especially Eric Powell (The Goon), the guest artists of House's trademark interpolated stories merely vary main-story artist Luca Rossi's stylistic theme.--Olson, Ray Copyright 2009 Booklist