Coffin Hill returns for a new arc that masterfully engrains the history of the town around Eve Coffin and her family, while providing new surprises thanks to a tight script by Caitlin Kittredge that doesn’t miss a beat.
WRITTEN BY: Caitlin Kittredge
ART BY: Inaki Miranda
PUBLISHER: Vertigo Comics
RELEASE: February 11, 2015
“Coffin Hill” is about the demons we face and the ones we choose to leave behind. As Kitteridge builds new arcs into the history of her characters, each new story seems to have more influence over the ones previous. This is no easy task for a comic series, but somehow the book makes it look that way. Eve is faced with a whole host of new trouble as Nate wakes up from a coma. She learns that she is even more connected to her estranged and insane aunt, and the ugly history of the town is further revealed through several more grisly murders.
Inaki Miranda’s art still oozes style on every page, but the digital inking process somehow lost something in the transition of this new chapter. Everyone feels a little too stiff, and the long bodies of the characters are oblong and strange when experienced against the circular paneling. It’s slightly distracting because this book often has dynamic and exciting art. This month feels rushed.
The new storyline is engaging and offers even more dark secrets behind the series titular town and family. I can’t wait to see what horrendous things are uncovered as the arc continues, and it’s always so remarkable to see the dark depths Kittredge is able to push herself to despite being such a sweet and approachable person in the real world.