Returning To The Warehouse With A Walk Through Hell #6
by Josh Davison
[*Mild Spoilers Ahead!]
Shaw and McGregor are still lost in the warehouse and have seen no other people in some time. They continue to reflect on the Carnahan case as well as a meeting they had with Driscoll in which she recalled an interview with a Nazi war criminal. Meanwhile, Driscoll, other agents, and the police wait outside to see if they ever come out. However, Driscoll is getting impatient, and she charges into warehouse.
A Walk Through Hell #6 eases its readers back into the story with Shaw and McGregor continuing their tormented travels through the warehouse. Nothing significant changes in the warehouse until the very end.
Assistant-Director Driscoll has the more dramatic end of things for most of the book, and we begin to learn more about her character. She’s another compelling player in this tale, and her tale about the Nazi is where most of the chill and discomfort comes from in the book.
I won’t spoil much about the Nazi story, but it doesn’t quite go the direction one would think considering it’s a Nazi war criminal. It’s more about the evil in front of your face as opposed to the unspeakable evil committed by the man and his ilk.
The dialogue between McGregor and Shaw remains interesting, and the fact that neither person wants to acknowledge what they think is happening keeps things uncomfortably impersonal.
Driscoll receives some text messages when she enters the warehouse, and that adds some creep factor too.
Goran Sudzuka hasn’t lost his touch in the interim either. The book continues to have an inspired and unnerving visual design filled with shadow and fearful faces. The characters look clean yet weathered. It’s a great aesthetic, aided by Ive Svorcina’s chilled color work that fills out the panels with an unrelentingly grim atmosphere.
A Walk Through Hell #6 brings the series back with a slow chill that will leave you fearful of what comes next. The mystery deepens and twists while our FBI protagonists struggle to process the horror that surrounds them. This one is definitely worth a recommendation. Give it a read.
A Walk Through Hell #6 comes to us from writer Garth Ennis, artist Goran Sudzuka, color artist Ive Svorcina, letterer Rob Steen, and cover artist Goran Sudzuka with Ive Svorcina.