A perfect conclusion, “Clive Barker’s Hellraiser: Bestiary” #6 satisfies your bloodlust to the core. When you reach the last page of “Bestiary,” you’re going to wonder how Clive Barker and the rest of his creative team can possibly top themselves next. This satisfying finale demonstrates why “Bestiary” landed on my Top 10 comics list of 2014.
WRITTEN BY: Christopher Sebela, Mark Miller, Ben Meares, Christian Francis,
ART BY: Matt Battaglia, Peter Berting, Carlos Magno
PUBLISHER: BOOM! Studios
RELEASE: January 21, 2013
Reviewed By Jorge Solis
“A Place For Everything” revolves around an elderly woman forced out of her home who needs a place for all her belongings. Conveniently the only space available left for her memories is in Hell. “The Science of Madness” centers on a scientist trapped in his laboratory where he has worked nonstop to figure out what the puzzle box is made of. In “The Hunted: Part Six,” Pinhead launches an all-out attack against the gang members who humiliated him.
Christopher Sebela delivers a nice twist about his main protagonist in “A Place For Everything.” At first, you think this is a nice sweet old lady, who’s being cruelly evicted from the building. But then, there’s something dark about her as the narration sinks deeper into her mind. A scientist goes insane as his ego and intellect fail to solve the puzzle box in Christian Francis and Ben Meares’ “The Science of Madness.” Others have solved the mystery, but this scientist doesn’t understand what makes the puzzle box work.
Artist Matt Battaglia keeps every inch of the background covered in “A Place For Everything.” Because the elderly woman is an obsessed hoarder, you feel trapped inside the home with her. In “The Science of Madness,” Peter Berting illustrates a young man who’s at the tipping point of losing his mind. The scribbling on his notes and equations on his chalkboard capture a desperate man searching for answers that aren’t there.
In “The Hunted, Part Six,” Meares and co-writer Mark Miller deliver the last installment of Pinhead’s revenge plan. With his powers and pride back, Pinhead launches a full-scale attack with his Cenobites. I love how Carlos Magno lets the bloody action flow at a fast pace. Magno keeps the camera on Pinhead’s facial expressions, as if he’s enjoying the rampage.
“Clive Barker’s Hellraiser: Bestiary” #6 delivers its last three intense stories that horror fans should definitely read. Apologizing for the lackluster sequels, the “Hellraiser” series delivers a never-ending round of disturbing sights.
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