The Sword of Hyperborea #4

Dark Horse Comics

Written by Mike Mignola and Rob Williams

Art by Laurence Campbell

Colors by Quinton Winter

Letters by Clem Robins

The Rundown: An unlikely hero will have to prove himself when he crosses paths with the sword of Hyperborea.

A blues singer named Elijah makes a dark journey in the fields of Mississippi to make a deal with a demon. A deal that will give him the talent to play music people will love, but comes with a price. On his first trip to Chicago, Elijah makes a splash on stage and meets a woman. Unfortunately, the demon has its price and wants Elijah to pay it.

When a shadowy figure takes the woman he cares for, Elijah is forced to locate a temple where a sacrifice is being prepared. Outmatched and outgunned, Elijah Bone will find himself in possession of a powerful weapon that just might save his life.

The Story: Mignola and Williams craft a familiar story with a great twist. The characters are lively and compelling. The story is engaging and filled with great dialogue and character development. There is a lot going on and you feel a part of the journey the character is making as well as his trepidation and resolve. The story has a wonderful sense of itself and its world while being thoroughly entertaining.

The Art: Campbell delivers some great art that brilliantly captures the mood of the story. There is an awesome level of visual style to the story that is engrossing.

The Sword of Hyperborea #4

9.5

9.5/10

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