Review – The Nice House On The Lake #7

Review – The Nice House On The Lake #7

Review – The Nice House On The Lake #7

Written by: James Tynion IV

Art by: Alvaro Martinez Bueno

Colours by: Jordie Bellaire

Letters by: Andworld Design

Published by: DC Black Label

Available: 2nd March 2022

Variant Covers: Juan Ferreyra

Review – The Nice House On The Lake #7

Book 7

One of the most critically acclaimed and bestselling horror titles of 2021 returns for its shocking second act—and now is the perfect time to enter the house! The 10 hardy survivors gathered in the house by their mutual friend Walter thought they’d finally cracked the code on his plans… and now everything they thought they knew has literally changed. Can they free themselves from their patterns? Or are they all just determined to build a prison of their very own?

Written by: James Tynion IV

Top tip: Do not read this issue without catching up on the story as you’ll spend the issue picking up the other stories to remind you of what happened!

The last issue ended with Walter stepping in and resetting reality But with Norah now trapped in the second house and the rest of the team with wiped memories back in the house. This issue starts with the usual monologue and flashback from Molly showing her complicated relationship with Walter and his growing obsession with her. Meanwhile, Norah sits alone in the dark house torturing herself over Walter’s actions.

But the bigger question is.. why does Walter want the team to wish for a new house to be designed and will Norah find a way out of the house?

Tynion’s series starts where it finished off and this beginning of part two creates a baffling but still compelling story where Walter’s pets scurry around oblivious now of their tormentor.

Art by: Alvaro Martinez Bueno

Bueno’s artwork is at the highest for when there is almost nothing on the page, take page 14 where Norah is shadowed almost completely as she monologues her anger and grief in equal measures. Never has less done more to add effect to a story… Perfection!

Overall Thoughts

This really needed a couple of pages of “previously on Blossom…” style pages to fill in the gaps since issue #6. It was hard enough to keep up with the various protagonists (who change every issue) as well as the dense and labyrinthine twists and shocks that the story has already provided. It is not the issue pick up randomly but if you’re brave pick up the collected version of issues 1#6 or beg your LCBS to find the back issues. It’s still a great story that leaves a stress headache after you read but that’s what a great book does, challenge the reader and keep them focussed!

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