Winnebago Graveyard #2
Written by: Steve Niles
Art and Cover by: Alison Sampson, Jordie Bellaire, Stéphane Paitreau
Variant Cover by: David Rubin
This will be one of my shorter reviews because, story-wise, there is not much to talk about. Our vacationing family is still stuck in a mysterious small town. They are getting no real help, and a group of robed figures is trying to capture them. Steve Niles, with the help of Alison Sampson, is able to convey all of this with very few words. Issue 2 of Winnebago Graveyard is a very visual issue. There are entire pages without a single word bubble, and in a story like this, it really works. The silence of the page adds to the horror and suspense of the story.
Not that this comic is without words, of course. At the end, Casey Gilly gives us essay excerpts. If you are the type that stops reading after the last panel, make an exception here. Not only are they brilliantly written, they add depth to the story. It makes me not only want to reread this story but also do a bit of outside research on the topics discussed. Who would have thought I would learn about human sacrifice while reading comic books?