Manor Black by Cullen Bunn

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34 thoughts on “Manor Black by Cullen Bunn

  1. I think after reading your review, that 3 stars is still pretty generous. Real shame this one didn’t work out so well. It’s premise sounds not too bad, but after I read the words predictable and unimpressive from the start, I guess my initial enthusiasm for this wavered😔 The art looks okay, but well safe to say I won’t be picking this one up anytime soon.

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    1. I was thinking the same actually hahahaha It’s just that it wasn’t “bad”, per se. I just noted too many issues that doesn’t make this outstanding in any way. It was fun enough for me wanting for more and that’s why it got those 3 stars hahaha Maybe another volume in this universe could help me decide if it’s worth it or not but for now, I don’t see any news from them of more coming soon despite the ending clearly hinting at more! Thanks for reading, Michel! 😀

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  2. I hadn’t heard of this one before, and it’s always a little disappointing when that might be for the best. I can’t say I’m a huge fan of the artwork but it is interesting and does look as if it could work with the right kind of moody, horror story.

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    1. Hahahah it’s one of those reads where you just tell yourself that it wouldn’t hurt you to try it out. I don’t know if another volume set within this universe could make this descent but here’s hoping this creative team could find something interesting to tell next time. Thanks for reading, Ola! 😀

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  3. Well I don’t understand the 3 stars or maybe, it’s the art for you? Personally, the art is not my cup of tea but I agree with your comment on having the expressions on the face conveying the atmosphere.

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    1. I might have been a bit more generous when I read this. 😉 It’s also because I felt like it was a fun and easy story and that’s exactly what I was looking for when I picked it up. Stating the flaws here was all I could do to allow other curious minds to decide if it’s something they want or not though. 😀 Thanks for reading, Sophie! 😀


  4. I feel like you dragged me on a hike up this steep mountain… I was expecting beautiful views… And then you threw me off the cliff. LOL
    I was wondering if the beginning of the post was written about me.
    You have this ability to write these amazing intros that hype us up and then, unfortunately, the plot/artwork does not always follow.

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  5. That’s a downer. Well done art against a flat story. Perhaps you might want to read a real horror trilogy. When I read your July review on Guillermo del Toro’s and Chuck Hogan’s new book, The Hollow Ones, you mentioned they had written The Strain trilogy. Although I said I wasn’t into reading any more vampire stories, I was curious about this one from del Toro because I like many of his films and I had to read his take on vampires. It is original for sure. I did a trilogy blurt on it. Check it out:

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          1. The TV series is based on the book series but the book authors are also TV writers and Chuck Hogan wrote the teleplay on most if not all the TV series episodes. They adapted the story to TV by creating some characters and changing some events, although the heart of the story is the same. I prefer the book version just because it is richer in the character development and you get to read about the characters’ thoughts.

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