If you enjoy a horror read during which dread drips slowly onto you with the viscosity of blood and by the end you’re drenched in it–this graphic novel is for you.
Shaw and McGregor are two FBI agents sent to a very strange scene. Not the scene of a crime, but a scene. Why? Because the tactical team went in to investigate the disappearance of two other FBI agents into a warehouse and whomever, or whatever, the team encountered gave them cause to pivot and immediately run for their lives. Shaw and McGregor take the fleeing of the tactical team as a sign that they should indeed proceed into the warehouse, but they could never have imagined in their wildest dreams just who–or what–or both–is inside that warehouse.
I personally think I need to read A Walk Through Hell a second time. There’s a philosophical side to this graphic novel that will have you thinking even after you’ve finished reading it, and trust me there’s quite a bit to think about. The story slowly unfolds like a blooming flower of doom, and I loved every moment of it.
The characters are fantastic and multi-dimensional. I wish I could share more than that, but I don’t want to spoil anything and there’s so much to spoil as far as the characters go! I personally loved Shaw, and read her parts out loud to myself.
My only criticism is that occasionally the timeline-jumping was a bit jarring, but the effect was temporary. The timelines are all tied up in an unsettling bow at the end
Is it a walk through hell? You’ll have to read it and find out. I’m not sure there’s a correct answer.
If you like this graphic novel, I have a hunch you’ll also enjoy Midnight Vista, which is also published by Aftershock Comix; my review for Midnight Vista can be found here.