Hobtown Mystery Stories Vol. 1: The Case of the Missing Men

Kris Bertin, Alexander Forbes. Oni Press. (312p) ISBN: 9781637152409
Hobtown Mystery Stories Vol. 1: The Case Of The Missing Men
Hobtown Mystery Stories Vol. 1: The Case Of The Missing Men

This is the second Oni Press horror graphic novel I’ve read this week and I’m pleased to say that this was really creepy and I loved it!

From the start there was a definite Dunwich and Innsmouth feel about Hobtown, a coastal village with that sort of New England architecture, full of strange characters that inhabit the first few pages, and something just slightly off kilter about the whole place.

It also has a Scooby Doo and Nancy Drew feel to the gang which all adds to the atmosphere.

The Teen Detective Club usually find missing keys and dogs, but Sam Finch comes into their lives and they start investigating a group of missing men and whilst doing so come across a lot of strangeness that gets stranger as the book goes on.

Competing secret societies, strange wee men, psychic abilities, all this hints at a lot stranger things to come.

This was a great read and the art work was essential to conveying the atmosphere and showing the strangeness of the town and it’s occupants. Looking forward to the next instalment.

I received this from NetGalley for an honest review.

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