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.