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House of mystery. [8], Desolation
Sturges, Lila.
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Publication Information:
New York : DC Comics, [2012]

Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm.
"In this final volume, the big confrontation between Fig and the Conception, between Fig and Lotus Blossom, between Lotus Blossom and the Magical Physicians, between Fig and Lotus Blossom and Harry, between - okay, between everyone and everyone else, and it's been building since issue #1. What will become of the House of Mystery? There's only one way to find out..."
General Note:
"Originally published in single magazine form in House of mystery 36-42"--T.p. verso.

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Reading Level:
"Suggested for mature readers"--P. [4] of cover.
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Don't miss the final confrontations between Fig and, well, everyone! - This final volume collects HOUSE OF MYSTERY #36-42.

Author Notes

Matthew Sturges writes the monthly comic book HOUSE OF MYSTERY and was the cowriter (with Bill Willingham) of JACK OF FABLES, both from Vertigo. His other DC Universe work includes SHADOWPACT and BLUE BEETLE. He lives in Austin, Texas with his wife and their two daughte

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Library Journal Review

This volume concludes the three-year run of Sturges's House of Mystery. The titular house is the same House of Mystery from a classic DC series that ran from 1951 to 1983. As with the original series, Sturges's work features short stories told by guests gathered in by the supernatural house, but in this new version there is also a richly detailed story that frames all of the individual entries. The short stories are written and drawn by a variety of guest writers, which results in some unevenness. Despite the varying quality of the content, Desolation is an enjoyable read with sharp writing, appealing characters, and big plot ideas. Since it is the final chapter of a long story, readers will strongly benefit from starting with the first volume in the series. Verdict The art and storytelling is not quite as good as in Neil Gaiman's Sandman and Bill Willingham's Fables, but fans of those standouts will likely enjoy this similar read (Sandman fans will enjoy seeing some familiar faces). This series will appeal to readers who prefer engaging characters over a pat happy ending.-Tammy Ivins, Francis Marion Univ., Florence, SC (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.