Last month, Gail Simone and Jon Davis-Hunt started spinning a tangled web of psychological horror in Clean Room #1. This month, we get the second issue and things are so intense. From the start, I was turning pages with trepidation, unsure what I’d see in the next page and a bit frightened of what would come next. Tension ramps up higher and higher and higher until you’re just as anxious as Chloe is throughout the book.
In Clean Room #2, Astrid Mueller takes Chloe and the captive comic reader audience into the Clean Room and well –
It’s messed up. So messed up that I’m still not quite sure what I’ve read.
Is there anything that Gail Simone touches that doesn’t turn to gold?
Simone is heading up the massively awesome Swords of Sorrow crossover event at Dynamite Entertainment, writing Secret Six again, and now, she’s at DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint with her first series for them and it is good.
Clean Room #1 is a story of psychological terror that revolves around Chloe Pierce’s attempts to find out the truth about the charismatic Astrid Mueller, the woman whose new church and self-help books are directly responsible for the death of Chloe’s lover.
This is a great book and a wonderful start to this series done by Simone and Jon Davis-Hunt. Check out my review and then check out the book (or do it the other way around if you don’t like your comics spoiled!). And above all, enjoy!
For the rest of my review, head on over to Word of the Nerd!