My review of DC Horror Presents: The Conjuring: The Lover by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, Rex Ogle, and Scott Snyder
Graphic Novel, Horror, Movie Tie-in
3 of 5 (I liked it but wasn't amazed)
Probably the most interesting part were the short stories at the end about various artifacts from the Warrens' collection, and not all of those were great. Still, if you're already a fan of the movies, you'll enjoy getting a bit more background, if still left wanting.
The main story itself felt like it had a solid character, but not enough content to go with that character. If she's going to be called names for being lesbian then there better be more content to actually provide reasons for all that and go in depth. For a fairly long story, it fell pretty flat. I was still glad I could read it, as I do love the movies and welcome more content connected to those movies, but I'm hoping the next one is better. I may have gone into this with higher hopes than I should've.
As for the art, bit unclear and too dark or out of focus in parts. In other parts, the creepy vibe was decent and suggested the protagonist's fall further down the dark spiral of this tale. Not my favorite, but it worked.
Thank you to NetGalley and DC Comics for providing me with a free digital copy in exchange for an honest review.
Also posted to Goodreads here.
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