Driscoll’s Own Depravity In A Walk Through Hell #11
by Josh Davison
[*Mild Spoilers Ahead!]
We get a view of Shaw’s childhood before McGregor shows Shaw what happened to Goss and then Hunzikker. We jump back to McGregor and Shaw trying to get back to work after the Carnahan investigation disaster. Driscoll isn’t willing to let Shaw back. In the present, Shaw finally gets more answers out of Driscoll. Shaw isn’t happy with the answers she gets.
A Walk Through Hell #11 focuses on Shaw learning what we already knew about Carnahan and Driscoll as well as revealing what horrible fates befell Goss and Hunzikker.
As A Walk Through Hell issues go, it’s a fairly tame comic. We get some horrid imagery of strung-up eyeballs and small skeletons, but that’s par for the course in this wonderful and terrible comic.
One of the most interesting scenes in the book is actually the short scene from Shaw’s adolescence. Unsurprisingly, it wasn’t the most peaceful childhood, but she got along with her father well. He was kind to her, even if he was clearly instilling some destructive lessons into his daughter while she plays barkeep for him.
We do get some significant revelations about Driscoll too. They’re a bit more horrid than even I expected, and we’re still left wondering what exactly Carnahan has become.
Goran Sudžuka’s artwork continues to be both awe-inspiring and chilling. The small scenes of intense gore we get in this book hit home every time, and the subtler scenes are made evocative by the expression and body language lovingly rendered. Ive Svorcina’s color art is oppressive and unnerving as well, and it looks fantastic.
A Walk Through Hell #11 is a tamer issue in the series, but it still gives the reader enough new revelations as well as character development as to keep every page gripping. This is truly one of AfterShock’s best, and this issue gets a recommendation. Feel free to give it a read.
A Walk Through Hell #11 comes to us from writer Garth Ennis, artist Goran Sudžuka, color artist Ive Svorcina, letterer Rob Steen, and cover artist Goran Sudžuka with Ive Svorcina.
Final Score: 8.5/10