REVIEW: ‘Long Lost,’ Book #2

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Previously in  Long LostPiper and Frances were separated in a strange world filled with dangerous creatures, but Frances managed to escape. With no time to think about who dropped a rope to her from the top of a well, she quickly made her way up and to safety.

Piper, on the other hand, was a little less safe. Running from the monster pursuing her, she had no way to know that she was heading straight towards the past, waiting with extended arms to guide her back home. When an unlikely stranger crosses her path, it’s a reminder to her that we don’t always know the people we love and that your eyes can play tricks on you.

Meanwhile, Frances was learning the same lesson in a much more dangerous and heart-breaking way.

From Scout Comics dynamic duo, Matthew Erman and Lisa Sterle, Long Lost Book Two is a continuation of one of the best horror comics to be produced in recent years. Erman is a master of words and presents such a chilling tale of family, loss, betrayal, and monsters that it makes you unable to put the book down. I love how consistent the characterization stays; despite the wide range of emotional and grueling trials our girls have been through, the individual personalities of Piper and Frances ring through every word. Even as they’re worn down, Erman makes a point to keep them who they are at their core. Like, say, with Frances wanting to be stitched up with pink thread!

Sterle also remains on her previous level of skill. The artwork is a wonderful gothic-noir style of lines, shading and black ink that lends credible darkness to the horror comic. She continues to display a unique proclivity for using a limited color palette and allowing it to enhance and compliment the story of Long Lost rather than subdue it to a dull aesthetic. It’s an acquired skill that not many artists could pull off as well as she.

The next installment of  Long Lost is scheduled to be released this month, and this series is the perfect addition for your creepy holiday reads. An homage to family and the terrifying quest for truth, this horror comic is one that will be lauded alongside Locke & Key, Wytches, and other great horrors of our time.

Long Lost Book #2
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TL;DR

The next installment of  Long Lost is scheduled to be released this month, and this series is the perfect addition for your creepy holiday reads. An homage to family and the terrifying quest for truth, this horror comic is one that will be lauded alongside Locke & Key, Wytches, and other great horrors of our time.