Written by Mirka Andolfo
Art by Mirka Andolfo
Colors by Mirka Andolfo and Gianluca Papi
Letters by Fabio Amelia
The Rundown: It is time for Lady Hellaine to make her presence known in the town, but complications arise when her introduction bears unexpected fruit.
More people become infected and killed by the so called Devil of Woodsburgh and the town is on edge. At the same time, Lady Hellaine stands watch from the house she’s rented for her stay. With both eating and sleeping unnecessary, the strange lady and her loyal servant prepare for the event that will bring the town to her door, but she is uneasy at the fact that there is someone out there that she cannot sense.
As the announcements of her grand party go out, the recipients prepare to meet the mystery woman in their own ways. Lady Gloria decides to bring her children along, but as the party begins and the lady introduces herself, Gloria is suspicious. To make matters more interesting, Hellaine has an encounter with Jonathan that awakens suspicion in the man. Unable to hold back her hunger, she goes on the hunt and has an encounter with Rory and her uncle that could be dangerous for all involved.
The Story: The world that Mirka Andolfo is building in this story continues to be engaging both in its tone and its characters. Like everyone in the story, the reader finds him or herself drawn to the mystery and beauty of Lady Hellaine. Even after witnessing her true nature, there is still more mystery to be uncovered and that kept me invested in the story and its characters. There are different plot threads being sewn together in this story and each one is fascinating.
The Art: Andolfo’s art is visually stunning. From the characters to the gloriously detailed backgrounds, Andolfo crafts a world that transports the reader. There are moments where one feels a part of the scene playing out and I can’t wait to see more.