Edgar Allen Poe’s Snifter of Death #1


Y’all I am so excited that this is back! I loved all the previous issues (Snifter of Blood) and I am already in love with this new series. Edgar Allen Poe’s Snifter of Death has five all new stories from writers such as Mark Russell, Stuart Moore (see yesterday’s interview), Kirk Vanderbeek and John Ficarra.

First you get The Monster Serials: A Devil’s Advocate, a story about a Quaker and a vampire. It ends well, but not for who you might think. I snort laughed at that ending, it was so well done.

Then we get Evermore, a tale from Poe’s childhood. And when I say that Stuart Moore is one of my current favorite comic writers, it’s things like Evermore that make that statement true.

Like the last series, this issue is broken up between comics and short stories, and this time there were more stories than pictures. Three short stories here; Every last Crumb, Scapegoat and At War Width Homophones. Though, to be fair, At War Width Homophones isn’t so much a story as a poem? Possibly a dare? Either way, it had me laughing. And Scapegoat had me doing this weird sort of cringing headscratch thing. I’ve read it twice and I’m still stumped. Maybe you’ll laugh though.

The three stories were good, but the winner here is definitely a snarky vampire. The best thing about this issue and all the ones that came before, is that there is something for everyone. It’s all funny, but each individual piece is funny in a different way.

Ahoy Comics Edgar Allen Poe’s Snifter of Death released today, and if you need a spooky read, go grab it!


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