The Dollhouse Family #5
Written by M.R. Carey
Art by Peter Gross and Vince Locke
Colors by Cris Peter
Letters by Todd Klein
The Rundown: Alice will have to learn about her past and the history of the house if she is going to get her daughter back.
Alice has a lot to answer for and none of her answers will satisfy the police detective who wants to know where her missing daughter Una is. No one will believe the truth about how the girl vanished, but her distraught parents know it to be true. To make matters worse, Alice also has no way of explaining to anyone how she grew back her leg.
In order to both find answers and her daughter, Alice will have to research the dollhouse itself and in the course of her investigation, she will find out more about the family inside as well as her connection to both the events and how the house came into existence.
The Story: Carey reveals a lot in this issue, but keeps the mystery fresh and interesting with the introduction of a new character and a more determined and driven Alice. The character has gone from being the victim in the events affecting her to a driven and more engaging character in the face of adversity. The story continues to be compelling and all of the reveals only enhance the narrative and make the mystery more intriguing to dive into. I am impressed with the tone and pace of this story and can’t wait for more.
The Art: Gross and Locke perfectly capture the mood and tone of this story in the art. The characters look amazing and the style is perfect with some beautifully laid out panels that capture the eye.