Review: Dept. of Monsterology #4

Well here it is, folks. The moment we’ve all been waiting for. And if you haven’t been waiting for this, then you may want to make an appointment with your family physician. I only get excited for a handful of titles every month, but this is one of them. The team over at Renegade is working hard to bring some pretty amazing stuff to the world of comics. It has been my pleasure to read and review this particular title. I think that it’s safe to say that I will be jumping on board whenever the inevitable next arc starts. Gordon Rennie and PJ Holden definitely brought every single ounce of talent that they had to finish out this arc. We get to see everything come together at the end, and we finally find out the importance behind the history of Team Carter. The story can only get better from here on out. Why was Team Challenger out on the Derleth in the middle of nowhere in the first place? What is the history behind Team Carter, and why is it so secret? Is Team Carnacki going to get out of those caves alive? And what makes Samwi so important? All of these questions will be answered this month. And I’ll tell you what; the answers are going to knock your socks off.

Dept of Monsterology #4-1Rennie’s script is flawless. He does a really good job of buttoning every parallel story up, but leaves just enough info out of reach to make your freaking mouth water in anticipation for more. I just really hope that I won’t have to wait too long to find out what happens next. I haven’t been known to necessarily be the most patient guy in the world.

Holden draws some really great panels in this issue. I’m not sure if it was, in fact, as ballsy as it looked, but I noticed that the art seemed to take up more of the page than it usually does. Good move! Holden’s art looks great on that scale. Everything just really popped right off of the page. I knew that there was a reason that I like this guy. Nice work, sir.

Now I look at this review and notice that I haven’t really written that much. I usually tend to stick to a set word count, but you don’t need me to keep rambling on and on about how great this book is. You also don’t need to hear every single little opinion that I have if you’re already convinced (which you are). I’m a fan just like you, and I’m telling you to pick this up. You won’t be disappointed. If you’ve followed the story at all to this point, doesn’t it just make perfect sense to finish what you started? Of course it does.

Score: 5/5 

Writer: Gordon Rennie Artist: PJ Holden Publisher Renegade Arts Entertainment Price: $3.99 Release Date: 1/15/14