The Cathedral And The Warehouse – A Walk Through Hell #7 Reviewed

by Josh Davison

[*Mild Spoilers Ahead!]

Driscoll continues her own trek through the warehouse, and she reminisces upon her agents and how she paired them up. She’s worried that she took a bad bet on Goss, who continues to send Driscoll perplexing texts. Meanwhile, Shaw and McGregor seem to be face-to-face with Carnahan, the serial predator whom McGregor killed last year. They also appear to be in front of a cathedral in Paris despite previously being stateside in the same warehouse that Driscoll now occupies. Carnahan has more startling revelations for McGregor and Shaw, and it supports the theory they avoided thinking about.

A Walk Through Hell #7 cover by Goran Sudzuka and Ive Svorcina
A Walk Through Hell #7 cover by Goran Sudzuka and Ive Svorcina

A Walk Through Hell #7 dives further into the strange tale with the same eye on skin-crawling horror and the depths of human depravity that have served this comic since the first issue.

Two specific aspects of the comic stand out this time around that I’ve yet to discuss in prior reviews.

Firstly, the McGregor and Shaw’s insistence on not taking any of this at face value and keeping an analytical perspective on these supernatural events is a consistently grabbing occurrence. It keeps the horror and the characters at this uneasy arm’s length and allows both to feel even more alienating.

Also, the conversations modern politics and general discourse is interesting. It fleshes out the characters while making all of this feel more distinctly modern. Most of it isn’t really thematic–yet–but it does add something to the book.

A Walk Through Hell #7 art by Goran Sudzuka, Ive Svorcina, and letterer Rob Steen
A Walk Through Hell #7 art by Goran Sudzuka, Ive Svorcina, and letterer Rob Steen

Goran Sudzuka’s artwork once again unnerves and alienates with its use of shadow, close-ups, and outright body horror. Sudzuka’s work is impeccable and keeps this book consistently frightening. Ive Svorcina’s color work backs it up with a starkly balanced palette that drips with atmosphere.

A Walk Through Hell #7 marches onward and continues to show why this is probably my favorite currently-running horror series. It’s warped, depraved, and beautiful. This one definitely earns a recommendation. Give it a read.

A Walk Through Hell #7 comes to us from writer Garth Ennis, artist Goran Sudzuka, color artist Ive Svorcina, letterer Rob Steen and cover artist Sudzuka with Svorcina.

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