Dark Spaces: The Hollywood Special #2
Written by Jeremy Lambert
Art by Claire Roe
Colors by Jordie Bellaire
Letters by Becca Carey
The Rundown: Vivian Drake’s stop in a small town unearths some dark secrets.
Film stars Vivian Drake and Lou Gaines find themselves stuck in a small town after a mine disaster and Viv is convinced that the little girl that guided them was her daughter Ava. After looking for comfort at the bottom of a bottle, Viv returns to the town to get a drink.
When Lou tries to find her and bring her back to the train, a drunk Vivian wanders the streets until the same little girl leads her back to the mine where a dark and dangerous creature awaits.
The Story: Lambert creates a dark, thought provoking and engaging story in this issue. Vivian is an interesting character and I continue to enjoy how the events she is experiencing are connected to her personal pain. There is a great dark energy to the story that feels both otherworldly and personal. I’m interested in seeing where this story goes next and how dark it gets.
The Art: Roe delivers some beautiful art in the issue. The visual tone of the art is perfect for the story and captures the dark, emotional moments brilliantly.